What Are Some Essential Cognitive Skills That Every Student Needs, To Learn Effectively?

What Are Some Essential Cognitive Skills That Every Student Needs, To Learn Effectively?

Interrelated cognitive skills contribute to both academic and occupational success
The key to solving a persistent learning challenge is to strengthen the person’s basic processing or cognitive skill set. Cognitive skills are the mental capabilities we need to successfully learn academic subjects. Underlying cognitive skills must function well for us to efficiently and easily read, think, […]

How Can Teachers Effectively Engage Students With ADHD?

How Can Teachers Effectively Engage Students With ADHD?

Teaching methods and behavior strategies must reach every student in the classroom…
Hyperactive students tend to have a very high energy level, act impulsively and can be behaviorally distracting. They may fidget, play with objects, tap pencils so loudly against their desk that kids from across the room look over at them, or blurt out answers […]

How Can Teachers Practice A Reflective Approach To Teaching And Learning?

How Can Teachers Practice A Reflective Approach To Teaching And Learning?

Learning Through Reflection
Be a reflective educator to enrich your teaching…
Just as other professions require specific approaches to development, reflective practice at an individual and group level is required for developing professional educators of high quality and efficiency. Every teacher has a different style and strategy when interacting with students. Their abilities and strengths will also […]

Brain-based Strategies in Teaching

Brain-based Strategies in Teaching

Do you know that it’s possible to improve a student’s cognitive skills such as attention, memory or logical thinking? A lot of teachers don’t know this and don’t realize that they have an important role to play with students who just don’t seem to be able to pay attention or remember what they have been […]

What are the Different States of Attention in the Classroom?

What are the Different States of Attention in the Classroom?

It is essential that students know exactly what the expectation is for the different states of attention and what behavior is appropriate for that state. Often students are not sure what level of attention or amount of interaction is appropriate at a given time. It may be useful to be explicit when changing attention states, […]

Classroom Management Techniques: Using Cues

Classroom Management Techniques: Using Cues

Using cues is a one of many effective classroom management techniques. To initiate directions or signal for students to shift their focus from one state of attention to 100% attention, it is necessary to use some attention cues.
We can use any word, signal or sound to signify that we need our students to be 100% […]

Improving Attention and Concentration in Students with a Distraction Strategy

Improving Attention and Concentration in Students with a Distraction Strategy

It is a known fact that an average human being cannot stay attentive for more than 30 minutes, or 45 minutes at the most. This beckons the need to develop strategies that could help in improving attention and concentration of students in your classroom. One such strategy is to use distractions.
Distractions aid in learning skills […]

What are Different Types of Attention?

What are Different Types of Attention?

There are different types of attention that contribute to academic and occupational success. They are as follows.

Sustained Attention – This attention type enables a student to stay on a task for a long period of time. The attention of the student in this case does not move away from the task.

Selective Attention – This attention […]

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