Slate’s Barry Schwartz recently wrote an article about how schools must train students to pay attention you can read his whole article about it here. I agree that the ability to focus attention is a skill and should be increased in order to allow our students to be more successful.
There are numerous techniques to improve ones own attention, what do you think is a simple strategy you can use to improve your attention? One simple strategy is to create questions.
Questions hook the mind and your mind immediately wants to find the answer. How can you use this? You can control your own focus by creating questions about what you should be focusing on so that your mind will try to find the answer. Teachers and parents often model this behavior by verbalizing questions to show their thought process.
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