Episode 40: You Can’t Multitask

Little Things are Big Things Education
Little Things are Big Things Education
Episode 40: You Can't Multitask

Season 1, Episode 40.

Welcome to Little Things are Big Things Education with K-Dub and T-Free. I’m Tim Freeburg, I teach high school math in Bowling Green, KY and am working on my 7th year of teaching in the classroom. In addition, I have facilitated social and emotional learning workshops around the country for 2 years with a group called Challenge Day. And I am David Kilpatrick-White. I have taught both middle school and high school social studies and am working through my 10th year. I also have coached primarily football, soccer and track  over the past 20 years. I have been both a head coach and a department head. We both want to welcome you to a conversation about how valuable relationship building is with our students in the classroom. We will cover topics like; connection activities, how relationships can be used to encourage student growth, and sharing our favorite memories from teaching. Everything we have accomplished in our classrooms goes back to the relationships we build with our students and is totally replicable. Feel free to use, share, adapt everything we provide here. And if you would like to go even deeper, we would love to have you join our Live Monthly Group, called the “Teacher Vault,” where we go live, with you, every month for an hour and deep dive into the latest research and tools available for you to use in your classroom and connect with students. You will also have access to teacher resources we have created and use in our classrooms. Now, without further ado, let’s get on to this week’s episode.

Welcome back to Multi-Tasking Week. Or lack there of! Just a reminder if you didn’t catch the connection activity, Multi-tasking is a myth. We can’t do it as humans. What we can do is task-switching. Basically, the act of bouncing back and forth between multiple tasks. Women are better at task switching than men, but no matter your gender, its very ineffective. We dive a little deeper into some of the recent science that supports this and what other people are saying on the topic. we also share our own experiences with task switching and how being knocked out of flow is not only a waste of time but very frustrating. Then, to finish out our last big idea of season 1, Dave shares a great story about the power of eliminating distractions and being present and in the moment with the group. Thank you for joining us on our first season and have a great summer! Be present with each moment and stop task switching. Its inefficient and we can’t multitask!

For additional resources and to join our Teacher Vault, please check out our website at https://LittleBigEd.com and https://PeakStateMathematics.com.

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Until next week,

“Remember to always learn in a Peak State.” ~ T-Free


“Make it a great day!” ~ K-Dub. __________________________________________________________________________

Big thank you and shout out to the artist that is providing today’s intro music! Check ’em out!

MUSIC LINK Give by Silent Partner https://youtu.be/KGE5ZoafsY8


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