“The average millennial attention span is now 10 seconds, which means you might not catch the end of th…” ― Trevor Carss

Concentrating on something intently enough to learn is hard work, meaning that learning something requires someone to pay attention. Most teachers and psychologists would therefore agree that the ability to focus and sustain attention is crucial to student success. I remember being told years ago that the maximum attention  span of an adult was 45 […]

How to be a positive teacher

Rule #1: Be vigilant for positives The advice to ‘catch them getting it right’ is hardly a novel idea. But I would argue that, like the smiley face and the sad face, it is not often put into practice with enough consistency and therefore with enough impact. There is a temptation in the teaching profession […]