Mindfulness: Why Boredom is Good for You – Distance Learning

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How often have you heard your students say that didn’t want to participate in an assignment because it was “boring”? Or heard your own children, nieces, or nephews complain “I’m boooored!”? Boredom seems to be a common condition among young people, a negative one from their perception. But is it pos…

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How often have you heard your students say that didn’t want to participate in an assignment because it was “boring”? Or heard your own children, nieces, or nephews complain “I’m boooored!”? Boredom seems to be a common condition among young people, a negative one from their perception. But is it possible that boredom can actually be beneficial? The investigators at Veritasium were determined to find out. Join the Veritasium team via a 7:21 YouTube video and explore the arenas of science and pop culture, unearthing the potential positive associations that boredom has to offer us all.

Suggested Teaching Methods:

1. Pair students to watch and answer questions together.

2. Watch the video as a class, then assign questions as a follow-up activity.

3. Assign each student a question(s) to answer and share.

4. Use as a lesson plan for a substitute teacher.

5. Utilize as an extra credit or homework activity for a related topic lesson.

Student Outcomes:

1. Students will observe the methods and results of a scientific experiment focusing on boredom.

2. Students will explore relationships between boredom and other aspects of human behavior.

3. Students will reflect upon their own episodes of boredom and their potential effects.

Format:

– Fillable PDF for the paperless classroom or easy printing.

– Link to the YouTube video (7:21) embedded for quick access

– Student short answer and essay response questions

– Answer key

Teaching Time

About 30 minutes total lesson time with discussion

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Students using Chromebooks should download the free Chrome app DocHub.

It saves their work in the PDF as they work and has great sharing options including Google Classroom

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