Fidgeting and Focusing

Is fidgeting the body’s way of helping your mind stay present? Although fidgeting has long been associated with inattentiveness, research and controlled studies show that movement (like fidgeting and doodling) helps children to pay attention, think, speak, and retain information. In this article published in BBC News, psychologists found that primary school children learn better when…

Classroom Disrupter

Research has shown that in addition to trauma, another common classroom disrupter and hindering factor in the learning process is boredom. According to Professor Jackie Andrade of the School of Psychology, University of Plymouth, “If someone is doing a boring task, they may start to daydream. Daydreaming distracts them from the task, resulting in poorer…