Studies Link Students’ Boredom to Stress

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.

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