Attention is a skill, that needs to be encouraged in childhood already and in the child's domestic environment,, where they feel safe and accepted.
In the modern times and the fast pace of our lives, both adults and children are exposed to a multitude of stimuli in the environment and in ourselves. That is why it is important for us to learn how to calm down and focus on these stimuli, to become aware of them. It is the active attention that is of utmost importance for pupils at school, they have to gain it and build it up.
This way they can consciously direct and maintain attention on just one stimulus or goal which is most important to them at that moment. Active attention is necessary not only at school while gaining knowledge, at the learning process itself, but also later on in life.
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different, because I was important in the life of a boy.
Forest Witcraft: from »Within my power«