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Five Ideas to Overcome Short-Attention Spans in Students - Growing Leaders

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Recently, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league is considering speeding up their basketball games. Why? They realize people’s attention spans are shorter today. He’s right. TIME magazine reports, “The average attention span for the notoriously ill-focused goldfish is nine seconds, but according to a new study from Microsoft Corp., people now generally lose concentration after eight seconds, highlighting the affects of an increasingly digitalized lifestyle on the brain.” 

 Wow. A fish now pays attention longer than a person does."

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Culturally popular experiences that have captured the attention of our young and how we can use the principle they employ to increase student engagement in our classroom, home or practice field.
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R's curator insight, April 6, 1:34 PM
Learning (and change) start with a conversation. Focus on transactional exchanges in place of deposit and run. Lecture-only puts them to sleep (see image).
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Skills Converged > 5 Useful Methods to Increase Attention and Focus

Skills Converged > 5 Useful Methods to Increase Attention and Focus | Serious Play | Scoop.it

To remain focused it is essential to practice paying attention and consciously reverse the filtering process. Several methods are presented here that allow you as a trainer to increase the attention of your delegates especially if they are attending a multi-day course where they are returning to the same training environment.

 

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5 attention grabbers that refocus kids quickly

5 attention grabbers that refocus kids quickly | Serious Play | Scoop.it
At this point in the school year, many of us have lost of the patience and enthusiasm for refocusing kids in a playful way and fallen into the trap of just barking at the kids (“No talking!”)  or pleading with them (“I need quiet! Waiting for quiet!”) all day long. But ironically, it’s more tiring…
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