Did you know that students can improve their grades, simply by learning how to manage their inner voice? The inner voice is made up of thoughts or feelings expressed as internal utterances that warn, criticize, or advise you. Many people move mindlessly through their day with this inner chatter constantly guiding their mood, attention, and behavior, but we can learn to take control.
How Can One's Inner Voice Help with Academics?
The inner voice is a powerful presence that can either take one’s attention away from the subject at hand or help one to mindfully maintain attention to an external task. In fact, the inner voice works hand in hand with one’s inner eye (visualization) to make up working memory; and research now suggests that working memory predicts success in reading as well as all other aspects of learning, regardless of intelligence.
So How Can We Help Students to Manage their Inner Voice and Use it to Improve Academics?
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.
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