Spring 2015

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


As education has changed throughout the years, the amount of time students spend sitting in a desk has increased. By asking students to sit in desks for extended periods of time we are testing their ability to pay attention passed the amount of time they are naturally limited to. As future teachers one of our main goals in the classroom should be to find a way to expand students’ attention to maximize information intake and expand learning. This capstone focuses on expanding students’ attention spans by incorporating movement in the classroom with stress balls. Students who show signs of shorter attention spans were given stress balls to use in class in order to expand their attention and allow for maximum knowledge intake. Over a period of three weeks the students were able to use the stress balls during instruction and were then observed to identify improvements in attention during instruction.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department

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