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By Ron Shumsky

ISBN-10: 1631980033

ISBN-13: 9781631980039

From suffering scholars to educational all-stars, every person can do higher at school. study exhibits that govt services corresponding to concentration and association are extra beneficial to varsity functionality than intelligence or expertise. thankfully, those capabilities are abilities, so scholars can study them. This ebook offers ten instruments to enhance govt functioning, defined as "mental apps" that might attract electronic natives. that includes lots of examples, perform assignments, and a playful tone, this publication offers an instructional advance to any pupil.

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We call it putting yourself in charge. When you’re using your Site Selector, you’re telling your mind what to think about (for example, the teacher in class) and what not to think about (the distractions). When you’re not using your Site Selector, it’s almost as if your mind has a mind of its own. It’s pulled here, there, and everywhere by this distraction and that distraction, rather than going where you tell it to go. Strategy: Use Site Selector Language Just telling yourself to focus and not get distracted rarely works.

PRACTICE MAKING CONNECTIONS While watching a TV show or reading a book, practice connecting what you see or read to other parts of your life. Say a character learns that there’s going to be a surprise birthday party for her. The surprise is ruined. What would you do in that situation? What do you think she would do if she had your friends instead of hers? Would you like it if someone threw you a surprise birthday party? Why or why not? And so on. What’s Your Payoff? Use Your Mind’s Site Selector Don’t Use It Stay focused Get distracted Pay attention when bored Pay attention only when interested Tolerate boredom Boredom is unbearable Select what to think about Think about everything, jump from one thing to another and another in your mind Site Selector Stay-Focused Strategies App 2 Your Mind’s Pizza Cutter Slicing work down to size Do you procrastinate (put things off until later and later)?

If your dad tells a story about his day, what can you ask him about it? If your best friend tells you about a movie she saw, what can you ask her? 3. PRACTICE MAKING CONNECTIONS While watching a TV show or reading a book, practice connecting what you see or read to other parts of your life. Say a character learns that there’s going to be a surprise birthday party for her. The surprise is ruined. What would you do in that situation? What do you think she would do if she had your friends instead of hers?

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