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Can students “catch” attention? Introducing “Attention Contagion”

Every teacher knows: students won’t learn much if they don’t pay attention. How can we…



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Just In Case: Improving Online Learning

We teachers benefit A LOT from research-based guidance, but we do have to acknowledge a few…



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Attention Span by Gloria Mark

In our world we now spend over 10 hours a day in front of screens;…



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Do Classroom Decorations Distract Students? A Story in 4 Parts…...

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, how should we think about decorating our…



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Do Classroom Decorations Distract Students? A Story in 4 Parts…

Teacher training programs often encourage us to brighten our classrooms with lively, colorful, personal, and…



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How to Capture Students’ Attention for Online Readings (tl;dr)

When do students focus while reading online? When do they lose focus and let their minds…



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The 10-Minute Rule: Is The Lecture Dead?

The “10-minute rule” offers teachers practical guidance. It typically sounds something like this: If students…



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The Best Length of Time for a Class [Repost]

Quite consistently, this post has been among the most searched for and most popular on…



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Where Should Students Study?

My teachers told me to study in the library. What does today’s research say? Continue reading



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“How We Learn”: Wise Teaching Guidance from a Really Brainy...

How We Learn, by Stanislas Dehaene, offers a rich and fascinating look at human brains, their ways of learning, and the best ways to teach them. Continue reading



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