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How P.A. Announcements Affect Student Learning

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Is there any teacher anywhere who is not annoyed by school P.A. announcements during class?

We all knew that they weren’t beneficial to student learning, and now there’s research showing the negative impact.

Irrelevant interruptions and their cost to thinking is a piece by Dr. Daniel Willingham reviewing new and older research on the impact of interruptions on memory and attention, and his last line is something for all of us to ponder:

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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