Attention and Listening<br />www.teachingstudentshow.com<br />
Strategies for Attention and Learning<br />This unit’s purpose is help you as a student develop the skill of attending and...
Strategies for Attention and Listening<br />The strategies for attending and listening could be applied in a number of aca...
Strategies for Attention and Listening<br />In order to pay attention you need to take care of yourself physically and emo...
Strategies for Attention and Listening<br />When evaluating your health concerns you should ask yourself the following que...
Evaluation of Your Basic Heath Continued…<br />Diet<br />Are you eating two or thee balanced meals/day?<br />Do you eat to...
Evaluation of Your Basic Health Continued…<br />Have you had your vision checked?<br />Have you had your hearing checked?<...
Get Rid of Distracters <br />Creating more interest so that you become more interested<br />Create interest by acquiring i...
Get Rid of Distracters<br />Positive Self-Talk<br />For you as a student you have to have a good positive attitude and bel...
Distracters continued…<br />Positive self talk instead of negative talk is essential to doing well<br />Statements might i...
Eliminate any External Distracters<br />When studying you should be free of distractions such as:<br />Noise <br />Movemen...
Eliminate any External Distracters<br />In the classroom,  a student should eliminate external distracters by:<br />Select...
Staying Alert in Class<br />In order to stay alert in class a student can do the following:<br />Be prepared for class and...
Staying Alert/ Attention Training<br />Practice listening to faint sounds or looking at dim lights<br />Practice doing two...
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  1. 1. Attention and Listening<br />www.teachingstudentshow.com<br />
  2. 2. Strategies for Attention and Learning<br />This unit’s purpose is help you as a student develop the skill of attending and listening to something in a classroom setting<br />
  3. 3. Strategies for Attention and Listening<br />The strategies for attending and listening could be applied in a number of academic situations, such as:<br />During lectures<br />Assigned readings<br />Individual study sessions<br />Homework assignments<br />Group study sessions<br />Test taking<br />
  4. 4. Strategies for Attention and Listening<br />In order to pay attention you need to take care of yourself physically and emotionally<br />Health is an ongoing, continuous process<br />As a student you can not be concerned about your health one week and not the next <br />Good health habits need to become part of each student’s routine<br />
  5. 5. Strategies for Attention and Listening<br />When evaluating your health concerns you should ask yourself the following questions:<br />Sleep<br />Are you getting enough sleep or rest? 7-9 hours / night<br />Do you have a routine for sleep or is it hit or miss?<br />
  6. 6. Evaluation of Your Basic Heath Continued…<br />Diet<br />Are you eating two or thee balanced meals/day?<br />Do you eat too much junk food, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs?<br />
  7. 7. Evaluation of Your Basic Health Continued…<br />Have you had your vision checked?<br />Have you had your hearing checked?<br />Do you exercise regularly?<br />
  8. 8. Get Rid of Distracters <br />Creating more interest so that you become more interested<br />Create interest by acquiring information about a subject from different sources- lectures, books, magazines, television, Internet, radio, other people<br />Tye new information to old information by applying it to your everyday life<br />Ask questions<br />Make new information personal , related it to a personal experience<br />Work with classmates to maintain interest in the subject<br />
  9. 9. Get Rid of Distracters<br />Positive Self-Talk<br />For you as a student you have to have a good positive attitude and believe in yourself<br />Poor learners tend to talk bad about themselves<br />
  10. 10. Distracters continued…<br />Positive self talk instead of negative talk is essential to doing well<br />Statements might include “ I am very prepared for this test” or “ Its no problem, I can finish this paper”<br />
  11. 11. Eliminate any External Distracters<br />When studying you should be free of distractions such as:<br />Noise <br />Movement of people<br />Adjust light so that it is at a comfortable level<br />Adjust temperature in the room <br />
  12. 12. Eliminate any External Distracters<br />In the classroom, a student should eliminate external distracters by:<br />Selecting a seat away from windows, doors, friends, wall maps and clocks<br />Sitting towards front of class <br />Avoiding to sit at the ends of the aisles<br />Finding the “power center” of the room based on a teacher’s actions<br />Dressing comfortably for all room temperatures <br />
  13. 13. Staying Alert in Class<br />In order to stay alert in class a student can do the following:<br />Be prepared for class and organized<br />Develop some interest in subject matter<br />Get adequate rest so you are not tempted to sleep in class<br />Find areas of common interest between you and the instructor<br />Ask yourself “Why this information is important?”<br />Keep active in class, take notes constantly<br />Take deep breaths in order to increase oxygen flow<br />
  14. 14. Staying Alert/ Attention Training<br />Practice listening to faint sounds or looking at dim lights<br />Practice doing two things at the same time in order to increase your ability to divide your attention<br />Practice detecting details by picking out detailed images in a picture or listen for particular sounds in music<br />Practice concentrating in distractive environments in order to increase ones ability to resist distractions<br />
  15. 15. Go Study!<br /> www.teachingstudentshow.com<br />

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