Brains don't switch off. Fact. So when a student turns their attention elsewhere, subconsciously they are still processing. This then may result in better problem-solving had they not become distracted. Adi Bloom looks at the science.
When students are part of reflecting on their own learning progress by using data to analyze strengths, weaknesses and patterns they are engaged in the process of their own improvement. This, say authors of Leaders of Their Own Learning is a powerful approach to learning. Read an except of their book here.
Nine-year-old student Kid President Robbie Novak has had nearly 4 million views on his Pep Talk to Teachers and Students video on YouTube. See why here.