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Attentional Focus meets Positive Group
June 19, 2017
Our most recent Teaching & Learning meeting looked at Attentional Focus and mood, and emotional regulation.
Here is what we discussed in the meeting.
Brief outline = Discussion around the importance of Attentional Focus, mood, and emotional regulation, linked to the work we have been doing with Positive Group (https://www.positivegroup.org/) at Putney High. Questions were raised about how mood influences attention and how can we use mood-priming to improve our students’ attentional focus?
Reading = There is a wealth of reading out there on this particular topic. Some of the articles include:
Take Away! = Research in cognitive psychology suggests that positive mood improves attentional focus, and that improved attentional focus improves working memory and wellbeing. Here are three ways to prime your class's mood: