"A flighty mind may be going somewhere," writes Hanif Kureishi – a playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, novelist, and short-story writer – in the New York Times. In a very personal account of a "wretched [five-year] period" at the bottom of his class in a suburban-London secondary school, he writes about how some of us really need distraction, and how can we parents really tell (as his couldn't … [Read more...] about Too focused on fear of multitasking?
More on multitasking
I recently posted on "Student multitasking: Embrace or erase?" and got two questions from two different vantage points on the subject. I was trying to be as brief as possible and still quote some important points in school administrator Matt Levinson's outstanding book From Fear to Facebook, because I'd already written a long post on digital breathing room (kind of the opposite of multitasking). … [Read more...] about More on multitasking
Student multitasking: Erase or embrace?
First, before I get into multitasking as promised in my last post, a public service announcement: Read From Fear to Facebook: One School's Journey, by middle school administrator Matt Levinson. I wish it could be required reading for every parent, teacher, administrator, district official, school board member, and employee of every state and federal education department in the country! It's not … [Read more...] about Student multitasking: Erase or embrace?