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Focused Attention Unit: 10 lessons with PPT and student journals

Focused Attention Unit: 10 lessons with PPT and student journals

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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.

Through this 10-lesson unit, students will experiment with approaches that help them meet the following goals:

  1. I know that being distracted is normal and it’s okay to struggle with focusing.
  2. I understand how gaming and social media are designed to be addictive.
  3. I create healthy habits for managing the distractions of my phone.
  4. I can push through procrastination and the craving for distractions.
  5. I know how to harness the power of diffuse thinking and unfocused attention.
  6. I can use the Pomodoro Technique to take productive breaks from concentrating.
  7. I know the value of boredom and reducing sensory input.
  8. I can do deep work when I’m concentrating well, and shallow work when I’m not.
  9. I can use movement to help me do better focused work.
  10. I can practice building my concentration stamina over time.
These lessons are designed to be no-prep or minimal prep. You don’t have to master any of these skills yourself before introducing them to students, as you’ll be learning alongside each other. Each unit has:
  • A teacher’s guide (1 page per lesson): This tells you how to prepare and gives you the key ideas taught in the lesson.
  • An editable slideshow presentation to guide you and your students through each lesson: Teaching the concepts and introducing activities to students is super simple: just follow the prompts on each slide in PowerPoint! 129 slides are included, all with professionally designed graphics. All video clips are embedded in the slides so you can play them offline and won’t have problems with website blockers.
  • A 10-page student self-reflection journal in both printable and typable formats: The length of the journal depends on the unit, but the format is designed to minimize printing and paper use with no filler, fluff, or half blank pages. You can also assign the journal to students in your LMS (such as Google Classroom) and keep everything digital.


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