Always pay attention & listen in class
Paying attention in class is important because it helps students learn, process information and show respect for the teacher. When students are alert, prepared and ready to listen, they have more of an opportunity to think critically about the educational material and ask appropriate questions to further their knowledge.
Paying attention in class shows a student’s willingness to put forth her best effort in an educational setting. Paying attention in class is also a sign of respect. For example, if a student is doodling on a piece of paper, talking to others or playing with electronic devices, the teacher may perceive the actions as disrespect or unwillingness to learn.
Your child can improve their attentiveness in class by:
- Getting enough sleep (see section on the importance of sleep)
- Eating the right foods (see the section on the importance of food)
- Sitting up straight in class (slouching while sitting or putting your head down might cause you to lose concentration, whilst sitting up straight and shifting your sitting position from time to time, can help you with your blood circulation and send more oxygen to your brain)