“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 set homework in a Strictly Positive way

It is a requirement in UK, in common with many other nations of the world, that teachers “set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired”. This is a tricky concept for me, as it accepts as fact that homework will, by its very nature, ‘consolidate […]