need help focusing
Focus / December 3, 2021

need help focusing

Ian Brown of Buyspinners.com s a sixth-grade teacher in Bedford, N.H., Patricia Burke has had a front-row seat from which to observe the various trends that have captured the attention of tweens. There were the colorful, do-it-yourself loom bracelets from a few years back. Then bottle-flipping became all the rage. And though it has never officially made its way into…

How to avoid distractions and stay focused?
Focus / November 3, 2021

How to avoid distractions and stay focused?

Juggling multiple projects and deadlines at school can be stressful. When you re working on one assignment, it s easy to forget about another. You can help organize your deadlines and manage your time more efficiently with a proper schedule. Figure out when you re most productive and set time aside for homework and activities. Keeping a planner or digital calendar…

Tips to stay focused while studying
Focus / October 4, 2021

Tips to stay focused while studying

Many students complain that they just can’t concentrate, and that minds race from one thing to another and their thoughts are all over the place - except on their studies. But almost everyone has the ability to concentrate. Think of a time when you were totally engrossed in something you really enjoyed, for example a movie, a book, a game of rugby or netball. The…

How to focus your brain?
Focus / September 4, 2021

How to focus your brain?

But the biggest gap was during work: mind-wandering is epidemic on the job. But we can take steps that will help us stay on task more of the time when we need to. 1. Manage your temptations. Many of the distractors that pull us away from what we’re working on are digital: tweets, emails, and the like. There are several apps that can wall off those temptations to wander…

Better focus
Focus / August 5, 2021

Better focus

The peer review processes for promotion and tenure and for continuing appointment provide committees with what’s needed to make overall judgments about the quality of instruction. For teachers, however, peer reviews usually don’t contain the diagnostic, descriptive feedback they need to continue their growth and development in the classroom. The assessments are broad…

Remaining focused
Focus / July 6, 2021

Remaining focused

Dustin Johnson was in a typically relaxed mood on Wednesday afternoon But despite only arriving at Erin Hills on Tuesday afternoon after Paulina Gretzky gave birth to the couple s second son - named River Jones - on Monday, Johnson was in a typically relaxed mood in his pre-tournament press conference. It s been very fun the last couple of days, obviously having…

How to become focused?
Focus / June 6, 2021

How to become focused?

The holiday season has officially ended and while some of us are still taking down our trees and packing away ornaments, 2017 is well upon us. The break that the vast majority of marketers get at the end of the year helps us start the new year refreshed, replenished and ready to create some kickass marketing programs. This year, instead of focusing on being productive…

being focused
Focus / May 7, 2021

being focused

At Evernote, we love productivity, but we also care about maintaining balance in our lives. This month, we’re diving into how experts on minimalism stay productive without losing focus on what’s important. In part one of this series, we discovered that there’s a difference between being busy and being happy. Between work, academics, family, and personal relationships…

Focus brain
Focus / April 7, 2021

Focus brain

That’s good to know. But if you’re a chronic multitasker who finds it hard to focus, is there any hope of getting your attention span back? While neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, psychology professor at McGill University in Montreal and author of won’t speak definitively for everyone, he says there are some general things most of us can do to improve our focus. Put…

Increase Your focus
Focus / March 8, 2021

Increase Your focus

I confess to being as prone to the distractions of the Internet as anyone else: I will start reading about something that interests me and disappear down the rabbit hole for hours (even days) at a time. But my ability to focus on a single task has dramatically improved, and that one habit has changed my life. While a few years ago I couldn’t sit down to work on something…

Learn how to focus?
Focus / February 6, 2021

Learn how to focus?

I’ve written about a range of habits related to learning, but one I have not yet covered is concentration – perhaps because I find it among the hardest of habits to truly master. ….or simply to become distracted by the shiny new learning objects that I encounter on a daily basis, …or to start writing about one thing and find myself wandering to other topics as new…

I need you to be focused
Focus / January 7, 2021

I need you to be focused

We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them. Each week, I hear from people who say things like, “I start with good intentions, but I can’t seem to maintain my consistency for a long period of time.” Or, they will say, “I struggle with mental endurance. I get started but I can’t seem to follow through and stay focused for very long.” Don’t…

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