Thursday, February 26, 2009

Turns out, doodling during class—or meetings—may actually help your concentration.

So says Newsweek anyway. I agree.

Doodling can be a good thing. If there's a choice between doodling and daydreaming, you're better off if your students are doodling. Of course, it's best if you aren't boring them at all, but doodling isn't necessarily a sign of your students being naughty—it's a sign that it may be hard for them to concentrate without something visual.

--psychologist Jackie Andrade of the University of Plymouth