Focused Study: No Distractions
September 12th, 2011
In a few more weeks, the lazy hazy days of summer will come to an end. Once again the roar of the school bus and the toll of the school bell will call our children to those hallowed halls of academia expecting them to take on the task of learning for another year.
Some students are ready, but many have already forgotten all that their teachers tried so hard to teach last year. This generation seems to be plagued by the distraction of academic failure. Many public schools recognize that the emotional distraction of failure in the classroom is requiring teachers to reform and redesign what’s done there. More and more schools and school districts are looking at the focused learning model as a source of academic and behavior support for both at risk and challenge students.
Focused study provides a framework for planning and delivering instruction that can be successful both in the classroom and at home. Focused study provides cohesion in study because it is both consistent and pervasive. The repetition of an academic discipline addressed across the board in school curriculum and at home provides students with a strong foundation on which to build academic success and ultimately close the achievement gaps.