It is natural to be distracted! We need to stop judging ‘young people’ and their being distracted, having short attention spans, or whatever other denigrating phraseology we can come up with about them being less engaged in classrooms across North America.
Collectively, we have an obligation to engage those that we are teaching or working with. To simply blame technology for students being ‘more distracted’ is both limp and counterproductive. And by adpoting this mindset, we will never succeed in getting the ‘full attention’ of anyone.
Interesting post – I encourage the reader to read the entire post (link above). What are your thoughts? Does digital technology distract? What else can distract? Should the educator expect full attention or earn it?