Turn off, be quiet and think. It’s OK, I promise
This is a great post. I guess we are a long way from stopping pupils being bored in school. I do wonder if the new curriculum is building in any quite time. I recently talked to a teacher trialing nintendo DSi in class and was surprised to hear the idea that a spell of maths on the DSi gave the children a quiet spell in the midst of their active maths. I know my mind works differently when I am cut off and value those times. Back in my childhood I am sure my mind ran riot during quiet times in my learning as we cranked through a repetitive task be it a big page of fractions or binka.