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Now, I'm not saying that every lesson by every teacher every day is going to be ultimately engaging for every student.
And I would never argue against the magnetic pull of those glowing screens so close at hand.
But I do think there is truth here.
Or maybe that's just me. Because sometimes I do feel bored. And when I'm bored, I'm much more inclined to be distracted.
And I think that's true of my students as well.
And probably yours too.
What is our role as educators?
It can be hard to compete with all the other voices vying for our students' attention, for sure.
But if you notice your students' attention wandering off in the middle of class...what are you going to do about it?
Will you complain that they just aren't paying attention?
Or will you capture their attention?