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Distracted Book Series: Curious AttentionTue, 24 May 20221:00pm - 2:00pm22/50Magdalen Normandeau, Physics

Why is it so hard to get students to pay attention? Conventional wisdom blames iPhones, insisting that access to technology has ruined students'' ability to focus. The logical response is to ban electronics in class.

But acclaimed educator James M. Lang argues that this solution obscures a deeper problem: how we teach is often at odds with how students learn. Classrooms are designed to force students into long periods of intense focus, but emerging science reveals that the brain is wired for distraction. We learn best when able to actively seek and synthesize new information.

In Distracted, Lang rethinks the practice of teaching, revealing how educators can structure their classrooms less as distraction-free zones and more as environments where they can actively cultivate their students'' attention.

Brimming with ideas and grounded in new research, Distracted offers an innovative plan for the most important lesson of all: how to learn.

Each session of the series centers on one chapter from the book.


Harriet Irving Library (Research Commons), Room 318

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

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Increase Student Engagement with Poll EverywhereFri, 27 May 202211:00am - 12:00pm0/25Emily Clark, Instructional Designer

Increase interactivity and engagement in your classes with Poll Everywhere, UNB's Student Response System. Instructors ask questions in the classroom and students respond using their mobile devices (phones, tablets, laptops). Results are displayed providing immediate feedback and opportunities for discussion. By the end of this session, you will have an understanding of what Poll Everywhere can do and will be ready to create your own polls. UNB has a license for this tool, so there is no cost to instructors and students.



MS Teams Virtual Meeting

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

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Distracted Book Series: Structured AttentionTue, 31 May 20221:00pm - 2:00pm22/50Brian Lowry, Chemical Engineering

Why is it so hard to get students to pay attention? Conventional wisdom blames iPhones, insisting that access to technology has ruined students'' ability to focus. The logical response is to ban electronics in class.

But acclaimed educator James M. Lang argues that this solution obscures a deeper problem: how we teach is often at odds with how students learn. Classrooms are designed to force students into long periods of intense focus, but emerging science reveals that the brain is wired for distraction. We learn best when able to actively seek and synthesize new information.

In Distracted, Lang rethinks the practice of teaching, revealing how educators can structure their classrooms less as distraction-free zones and more as environments where they can actively cultivate their students'' attention.

Brimming with ideas and grounded in new research, Distracted offers an innovative plan for the most important lesson of all: how to learn.

Each session of the series centers on one chapter from the book.


Harriet Irving Library (Research Commons), Room 318

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

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Distracted Book Series: Signature Attention ActivitiesTue, 7 Jun 20221:00pm - 2:00pm20/50Mary Lou Batty, Nursing

Why is it so hard to get students to pay attention? Conventional wisdom blames iPhones, insisting that access to technology has ruined students'' ability to focus. The logical response is to ban electronics in class.

But acclaimed educator James M. Lang argues that this solution obscures a deeper problem: how we teach is often at odds with how students learn. Classrooms are designed to force students into long periods of intense focus, but emerging science reveals that the brain is wired for distraction. We learn best when able to actively seek and synthesize new information.

In Distracted, Lang rethinks the practice of teaching, revealing how educators can structure their classrooms less as distraction-free zones and more as environments where they can actively cultivate their students'' attention.

Brimming with ideas and grounded in new research, Distracted offers an innovative plan for the most important lesson of all: how to learn.

Each session of the series centers on one chapter from the book.


Harriet Irving Library (Research Commons), Room 318

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

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Distracted Book Series: Assessed AttentionTue, 14 Jun 20221:00pm - 2:00pm20/50Jason MacLean, Law

Why is it so hard to get students to pay attention? Conventional wisdom blames iPhones, insisting that access to technology has ruined students'' ability to focus. The logical response is to ban electronics in class.

But acclaimed educator James M. Lang argues that this solution obscures a deeper problem: how we teach is often at odds with how students learn. Classrooms are designed to force students into long periods of intense focus, but emerging science reveals that the brain is wired for distraction. We learn best when able to actively seek and synthesize new information.

In Distracted, Lang rethinks the practice of teaching, revealing how educators can structure their classrooms less as distraction-free zones and more as environments where they can actively cultivate their students'' attention.

Brimming with ideas and grounded in new research, Distracted offers an innovative plan for the most important lesson of all: how to learn.

Each session of the series centers on one chapter from the book.


Harriet Irving Library (Research Commons), Room 318

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

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Distracted Book Series: Mindful AttentionTue, 21 Jun 20221:00pm - 2:00pm20/50Jacqueline Corness, Biology

Why is it so hard to get students to pay attention? Conventional wisdom blames iPhones, insisting that access to technology has ruined students'' ability to focus. The logical response is to ban electronics in class.

But acclaimed educator James M. Lang argues that this solution obscures a deeper problem: how we teach is often at odds with how students learn. Classrooms are designed to force students into long periods of intense focus, but emerging science reveals that the brain is wired for distraction. We learn best when able to actively seek and synthesize new information.

In Distracted, Lang rethinks the practice of teaching, revealing how educators can structure their classrooms less as distraction-free zones and more as environments where they can actively cultivate their students'' attention.

Brimming with ideas and grounded in new research, Distracted offers an innovative plan for the most important lesson of all: how to learn.

Each session of the series centers on one chapter from the book.



Harriet Irving Library (Research Commons), Room 318

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca