How educators can help students develop "refocusing" skills

10/16/2013 | Edutopia.org

Psychology professor Maurice Elias writes in this blog post about an activity that can be used to teach students how to focus their attention for learning. He describes variations of an activity in which students focus on a dot, let the teacher know when their eyes wander and discuss in class why their attention waned. "The point is that you want them to practice sustaining their attention and understanding how they do it," he writes.

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