Why Do You Ask?: Paying Attention – Work Ethic 2.0
Excellent insight from Ric Murry about current
researchopinions beginning to circulate stating showingthat the ability to stay on task or “pay attention” is the new important work ethic. I agree – I work to teach my students that self control and behavior is vital – it is what I try to teach – let them have access to everything but also watch to help them make sure they can stay on task as well. HOld them accountable. You're doing them a favor.
- Note: After a comment from a diligent reader, I have revised the above bookmark – the information stated here is not definitive research, although some state it as such, but has appeared as some opinions and as information from Gladwell's popularly acclaimed book Outliers.
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You mention research and the only person mentioned is David Brooks. Did I miss something?
If students are engaged, they are paying attention. It is up to the teacher to provide them the opportunity to really get involved with Web 2.0 technologies. I have seen it happen, and it is very gratifying.
@tellio – I read through everything again to check out what you were saying – it looks as if the information from Brooks is commentary on the Outliers book from Gladwell – I am not sure that Gladwell’s book is based on research, although I saw him CNN and thought he said it was – I do not know the number of people in his study, etc.
So, I’ve revised the language in this bookmark until I know more. Thank you so much for kindly bringing this to my attention – I’ve resent this through the RSS feed.
@paulc – Yes engagement does cause students to pay attention – they go together!!
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