Liberty Academy Newsletter
September 5, 2018
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Does Multitasking Work?
My son regularly scanned Twitter and texted his friends while doing homework. James told me not to worry--that he could "multitask"--but I wasn't so sure.
I asked his homeroom teacher about this last spring, and she said kids tend to make more mistakes and take longer to finish work when they multitask. To show my son the difference, she suggested this. I asked him to track how long it took him to do homework for a week and the number of errors marked when the work was returned. Then, he tracked the same things for a week of homework without tweeting and texting.
He was surprised by the results! Once James saw he could finish more quickly and do better work, he decided on his own to cut down on multitasking--giving him more time for socializing afterward.