Capture Student Attention

Capture Student Attention

Module 02

Capture Student Attention

Attention is the first processing skill to be tasked when we are receiving information. Learn how to capture, keep, and gauge your students’ attention.


What you will learn:

The 3 core cognitive skills essential for processing information How to identify a weakness in these skills The 4 types of attention Common causes of inattention Strategies to capture your students' attention


How you will learn:

3 Video micro-lessons from experts 1 Group Discussion Invitation 3 Visuals and Graphic Organizers Ongoing self-checks and application of concepts Direct access to your Program Leader Opportunities to give and receive feedback from your peers Teaching practice reflection Estimated time to complete: 2.25 hours (Asynchronous)

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Module 2

Capture Student Attention

Attention is a core cognitive skill that plays a critical role in learning. While students are often told to “pay attention,” they are rarely taught how. Learn how to capture, keep, and gauge your students’ attention.

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Module 8

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Module 9

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Module 10

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