Education Week featured a fascinating piece on student motivation in their “Focus On” section. New Studies show that any stress or distraction takes up working memory and the ability to focus – which can contribute to what educators may misdiagnose as “boredom”. For more research on Motivation, see Eric Toshalis and Michael Nakkula’s paper on Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice.
Studies Link Students’ Boredom to Stress
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