Students are happiest when thoroughly engaged in complex activities that stretch their skills. Noted psychologist, Mihaly Csilkszentmihalyi, defines this as autotelic development. Teachers can utilize three strategies to cultivate improved focus: sequencing instruction, recovery from mistakes, and setting goals. Each strategy is thoroughly explained in the article. Excellent!
3 Strategies to Promote Independent Thinking in Classrooms. Margaret Regan. 11.27.13. Edutopia