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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Concentration is a learned skilled - and has become a major issue in education over the last 5-10 years. The following article has some suggestions that are easily implemented. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Do today's connected students need lessons on concentration?
Schools should include lessons on how to concentrate to help students stay on track amid numerous digital distractions, said psychologist Daniel Goleman, who has written books about social and emotional learning. Goleman calls for digital-free work periods during the day and lessons on mindfulness practices. 

"It's about using the devices smartly but having the capacity to concentrate as you need to, when you want to," he said. KQED.org/Mind/Shift blog (12/5)Bookmark and Share

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