Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

See on Scoop.itK-12 School Libraries

Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.

Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

As I’m reading this article (and being distracted because of requests for help…) I can’t help but wonder about the implications for libraries. Like @Buffy J. Hamilton my library is NOT a quiet one so am I creating an environment that makes focus difficult? Should libraries be oases of quiet or is the hum of activity (sometimes bordering on chaotic) good training for focus? I realize this article is targeting the digital distractions students are faced with but I can’t help but wonder…

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