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Quick Classroom Exercises to Combat Stress

Quick Classroom Exercises to Combat Stress | Serious Play | Scoop.it
These brain breaks and focused-attention practices can help students cope with stress and trauma and focus on their learning.
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Mindfulness in the Classroom- Finger Labyrinth Meditation

Mindfulness in the Classroom- Finger Labyrinth Meditation | Serious Play | Scoop.it
  Labyrinths have been around for over 4,000 years with labyrinth stone wall carvings, clay tablets and coins dating back to the Bronze Age. Labyrinths have been featured in Greek and Roman mythology and, in the Middle Ages, they started to appear in churches and temples around the world. Labyrinths have been used by many…
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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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How to Practice Paying Attention to Detail | Skills Converged

How to Practice Paying Attention to Detail | Skills Converged | Serious Play | Scoop.it
One of the biggest and perhaps saddest trends in our era is that attention spans are shrinking. It is primarily fuelled by the explosion of onlin
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Five Ideas to Overcome Short-Attention Spans in Students - Growing Leaders

Five Ideas to Overcome Short-Attention Spans in Students - Growing Leaders | Serious Play | Scoop.it

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."

Ariana Amorim's insight:
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, 2017 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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7 Easy Ways to Energise and Refocus for Back to Work - in 30 Minutes or Less! - The Coaching Tools Company Blog

As we head ‘Back to School’ and back into the office, it’s a fabulous opportunity to refocus and re-energise ourselves – and our businesses. And you’d be surprised how small these changes can be – and still make a big difference. In fact small changes can be really good for us, because they’re different enough to give us a little excitement – and yet completely safe!

 



 


 

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