TEACHER'S TIPS FOR THE FOSTERING OF ACTIVE ATTENTION
- The fostering of active attention should be regular and systematic.
- Exercises with the pupils should be carried out every day, for cca. 15 minutes.
- Do the exercises continuously nd alternate between all important fields of learning (motoric functions, reading and speech, language, writing, perceptions)..
- At least one exercise for auditory or visual attention should be carried out on a daily basis.
- Repeat those exercises that the pupils have not fully grasped yet, and thus teach them endurance for finishing a certain task or activity.
- Feel free to upgrade the exercises and adapt them according to the children's level of development.
- The exercises are meant to be merely a framework and a source of ideas which you can build on according to your own imagination.
THE EXERCISES CAN BE USED:
- for initial motivation,
- for a break between studying,
- as a relaxing activity,
- as a motivational lift,
- for calming down before tests,
- as the closing part of a lesson,
- as a means of making the lesson more interesting,
- for cooperative studying among pupils,
- for working in groups, pairs or individually …
These exercises are not meant to be trouble or extra work but should be seen as a time for pleasure and relaxation – not only for pupils but also for the teacher!