The Price of Multitasking in the Classroom

According to TeachThought, the average teacher makes 1,500 educational decisions per school day. That’s four decisions a minute!

No wonder teachers work harder than just about any other professional.

Teachers are the ultimate multitaskers. They’re not only responsible for student learning; they also act as a surrogate parent, discipliner, assessment expert, mentor, administrator, and occasional court jester. Probably all before lunch.

Of course, teachers aren’t the only multitaskers.

A typical teenager often listens to music while surfing online and texting a friend—all while doing homework. Younger kids also model this behavior.

If you’re like other multitaskers, you brag about getting so much done.

But all that multitasking comes at a price. Read more »

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