What we know: students today come to school with dramatically decreased attention spans and an inability to self-regulate. Because these abilities are essential to learning, the task facing teachers today is immense: the stunted social and emotional development of students impacts every aspect of the classroom experience. To combat these realities teachers need a new set of tools. Technology has changed the way we learn, play, work, and socialize. Students today are different. Teachers are, too.
What we do: Our training approaches the issue of digital health from the perspective of both student and teacher. Through interactive exercises and discussion we invite teachers to first explore the impact of digital technologies on their own lives. Where does our identity reside? What constitutes solitude? What is real learning? This guided reflection prepares teachers to authentically engage with today’s distracted students.