Concentrating and paying attention are teachable skills! You can show your students how to manage cell phone distractions, avoid procrastination, and build capacity for focus, attention, and concentration.
Materials in this unit
A teacher’s guide (1 page per lesson)
A 129 slide editable presentation to guide you and your students through each lesson
A 10 page student self-reflection journal in both printable and typeable formats
Student outcomes and objectives
I know that being distracted is normal and it’s okay to struggle with focusing.
I understand how gaming and social media are designed to be addictive.
I create healthy habits for managing the distractions of my phone.
I can push through procrastination and the craving for distractions.
I know how to harness the power of diffuse thinking and unfocused attention.
I can use the Pomodoro Technique to take productive breaks from concentrating.
I know the value of boredom and reducing sensory input.
I can do deep work when I’m concentrating well, and shallow work when I’m not.
I can use movement to help me do better focused work.
I can practice building my concentration stamina over time.