I was having a chat with the people in my staff room about how my students can’t seem to concentrate on any one task for more than a few minutes at a time.
This might seem unsurprising for high school students, but I really feel they need to develop this skill so that they are better prepared for senior high and university/the workplace.
Being able to concentrate, or at least do some work without having to distract others or let yourself be distracted, is a very important skill.
I’m going to give this a go with my year 8 and year 10 classes and see how it works out. They are all well aware of the benefits of concentrating (they know that they understand the work better when they can concentrate).
I encourage you to give it a go too and let me know how it goes!
About the Author:
Emily is a secondary science and math teacher in Australia. She enjoys blogging about her experiences, facilitating the ‘light bulb’ moment in her students, and drinking tea and wine. Emily is currently on maternity leave with her first child. You can read more teaching articles from Emily here, or about her life as a new mum over at Actual Mums.