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Distracted : why students can't focus and what you can do about it, James M. Lang

Label
Distracted : why students can't focus and what you can do about it
Title
Distracted
Title remainder
why students can't focus and what you can do about it
Statement of responsibility
James M. Lang
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A decade ago Lang banned cell phones in his classroom, frustrated by how easily they could sidetrack his students. After just a few years, Lang gave in. Not only was his no-cellphones policy ineffective, he realized that like many of his fellow teachers he was missing an important point: The problem isn't phones. It's our antiquated notions of the brain. Here Lang makes the case for a new way of thinking about how to teach young minds based on the emerging neuroscience of attention. What iPhones represent is in principle nothing new, because sustained periods of intense focus are not what humans are good at. We should instead think of it as actively cultivating attention, and find active ways of rethinking classroom conventions that will teach students how to learn. -- adapted from publisher info
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lang, James M
Dewey number
370.15/4
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1065
LC item number
.L348 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motivation in education
  • Attention in adolescence
  • Interest (Psychology)
  • Effective teaching
  • Classroom environment
  • Active learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Student participation in curriculum planning
  • Cognitive neuroscience
Target audience
adult
Label
Distracted : why students can't focus and what you can do about it, James M. Lang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: From distraction to attention -- Theories of distraction. A brief history of distraction ; Distracted in the classroom ; The tech ban debate -- Practices of attention. Communities of attention ; Curious attention ; Structured attention ; Signature attention activities ; Assessed attention ; Mindful attention -- Conclusion: The classroom as attention retreat
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 284 pages
Isbn
9781541699809
Lccn
2020015825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1143651850
  • (OCoLC)on1143651850
  • 696987
Label
Distracted : why students can't focus and what you can do about it, James M. Lang
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: From distraction to attention -- Theories of distraction. A brief history of distraction ; Distracted in the classroom ; The tech ban debate -- Practices of attention. Communities of attention ; Curious attention ; Structured attention ; Signature attention activities ; Assessed attention ; Mindful attention -- Conclusion: The classroom as attention retreat
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 284 pages
Isbn
9781541699809
Lccn
2020015825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1143651850
  • (OCoLC)on1143651850
  • 696987

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