As the new school year commences, consider clear supports for those students who struggle with attention. These students may present with many behaviours:
- they may be hyper-focussed on what they want
- they may be distracted easily by the sights and sounds around them
- they may find it difficult to engage in "important" work, only focussing on "interesting" things.
Use this bookmark to support focussing on classroom work. Give bonus marks every time one strategy is used.
And remember that neuroplasticity is about practice, practice, practice. As students use these strategies they develop their "attention muscles" (or more accurately, the neural connections that help keep attention redirected to the task).