Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happiness, Mind Wandering, & Education

Brain research has always caught my attention in regards to educating students.  The latest research published this week on how often people's minds wander during activities in life. The study utilizes technology to find information in real time. According to the study, people's attention go astray up to 47% of the time, especially during mundane tasks, i.e. entering grades. As I read into the story, I did find the first comparison the researchers are wanting is to compare happiness levels and mind wandering. The intrigue for me was how does this apply to education? 

If we could teach kids how to understand happiness would they be more apt to focus? how do we teach happiness?