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Why is it so hard to focus on school?

School is so easy but it's so boring and I tend to tune all of my lessons out. I've been noticing that even since 1st year I've been bored and uninterested in school. Any tips or suggestions to help?

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Jamini’s Answer

- Find things you enjoy about school (Extra curriculars can help make school a more enjoyable experience, a good group of friends that support your learning goals)
- Understand the value of learning, be curious and ask questions, learning is a never ending journey
- Interact with teachers and professors (They can assist you and help make school an easier experience)
- Set goals (Keep them specific and measurable so you can keep track)
- Take classes that interest you and you would enjoy (Try taking practical classes that allow you to apply what you learn)
- Be involved in extra curricular to make it fun for yourself and your peers (Arrange activities, clubs, events etc.)
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Scott’s Answer

Perhaps you need to select classes that challenge you, instead of just selecting classes that everyone else takes. Talk to a school counselor for assistance in identifying and picking those classes.
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Sue’s Answer

Sometimes school is boring. The main thing to remember is your grade point. If you are all As then maybe you should talk to your school advisors to discuss more challenging courses.
Sometimes taking notes during class keeps you more focused. Put the smart device down, it is highly distractive, stay focused on the class. Raise you hand. Ask questions.
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Melody’s Answer

Greetings Mayla,

I do not know your grade level, but I have seen and heard the cries of many students about boredom in the schoolhouse. What I have always advised students to do and consider is what are they doing to "educate" themselves, use the skills they have learned, and really explore their likes/interests for themselves. When you are bored, journal or write what is it about the setting, lesson, teacher, or anything else that does not stir you. It does not have the been a big writing task, but jot small notes on any paper related to the lesson/task. Then start looking for, and searching out ways to get more meaningful, engaging experiences/lessons into your life. Mr. Ebert's message is a way to start tapping into your new vision of learning for yourself. I would also like to advise you to seek opportunities not necessarily in the school setting. No this will not necessarily break the boredom felt while in school, but it can often spark a zest for learning that will be with you in school as well. If you are in grades that do not pick classes or have "counselors", I would suggest talking with your teachers either individually or collectively. Perhaps, they will see your desire to have more engaging lessons and work harder to get the engagement up. Equally, they may assign more engaging personal learning opportunities just for you or a group of students showing the same level of boredom. There is no one-shot fix for boredom in any part of life for the young or more mature members of the world. It really comes down to you engaging your world for yourself in any and all constructive ways that you can.

Best hopes for a boredom fix,
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