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An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Holding students' attention is about activating the right neural network. Strategies include recognizing how focus feels, giving incentives, and adjusting the pace of your teaching.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 7, 2015 12:30 PM

This article provides suggestions on how to set up your lesson to gain and keep your student's attention, plus provides the link below for a debate assignment you can use to get/keep your student's focus on their assignment: http://www.brainsmart.org/tools.asp



Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 7, 2015 7:39 PM

Meditation and other mindful practices are helpful.

 

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Alicia Woolf's curator insight, January 11, 2015 7:18 PM

ADHD is not an attention deficiency, as the name suggests.  It is difficulty with controlling attention. Read this article for more information on this common misconception of ADHD.  

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Teaching critical thinking in an age of digital credulity | DMLcentral

Teaching critical thinking in an age of digital credulity | DMLcentral | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"By the end of 2014, more than 3 billion people will have access to the Internet, which means that they (we) have the power to ask any question at any time and get a multitude of answers within a second ..."

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