Instructional Process/Strategies

Attention Span

I chose an article on attention span as a resource as I teach a 6 hour class and keeping students attentive for that long is definitely a challenge.  I require strategies to keep students engaged, when to give breaks, when to deliver more critical information and how often to switch modes of delivery.   This resource will improve my instruction as it provides insight into timing of delivery such as when NOT to deliver critical information.   The article highlights strategies I have not trialed before such as varying tone/level of voice and changing delivery of topic every 15 minutes (Briggs,2014).

 

Briggs, S. (2014 June) The Science of Attention: How to Capture and Hold the Attention of Easily Distracted Students.  Retrieved from: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/30-tricks-for-capturing-students-attention/

 

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