Yesterday I was looking at my college online library database.
Just for kicks? Nah.
I was curious as to what kind of school psychology articles had been published about a certain topic… so I got a start.
Well, I came across this study that discussed how self-monitoring behavior in children helped them in classroom management and, I’m inferring here - increased learning. What they did was interesting.
The researchers gave some 3 students in a special ed classroom a device…
This device would buzz (vibrate) every so often, reminding the students to self-monitor their behavior.
Imagine that. Instead of “Jimmy, check your body language” or “Sally, use your library voice,” teachers can just have each student wear a monitor that buzzes at timed intervals to remind them to be on task, and to snap them back to earth.
Or you push a button and it buzzes.
I realize the implications, and the invasive measures this involves… but I am interested more on your reaction to the thought of such a device.
Buzz. Stop talking.
Buzz. You’re doing math.
Buzz. You should be reading.