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I’ve written a lot about self-control (see The Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control and lesson plans in my books).

A year ago I wrote about a newer study suggesting the ability to resist texts was the new “marshmallow test (the famous one that you’ll read a lot about in previous paragraph’s links). I also included a brief comment about it in my new book, Self-Driven Learning.

Just in the past week, others have begun to pick-up on that study and new similar ones. Those articles provide much more substance to the idea, and I’ll certainly be incorporating them in a new supplemental lesson plan related to the marshmallow experiment.

Here are their links:

You’ll Never Learn! Students can’t resist multitasking, and it’s impairing their memory is by Annie Murphy Paul and appeared in Slate.

Brain, Interrupted appeared in The New York Times.

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