Ben Parr has released this short video via Big Think with a focus on the psychology of attention. He identifies three types of attention: immediate, short, and long. To capture someone's attention you have to see these three as stages into a person's subconscious. But how does this translate into the classroom?
As a KS2 teacher, it is surprising how many children move through school struggling to hold a pencil properly which in turn makes developing handwriting and correct letter formation even more challenging. Correcting this early on can set children up to develop their presentation skills and handwriting skills at much more accelerated pace! Here are a few practical ideas to help develop those fine motor skills.