Stress balls are great for calming a student and allowing them to re-focus.
Kids eyes should be checked yearly. Eye problems like nearsightedness can cause headaches, lack of comprehension, fatigue and loss of focus.
Cold, gray winter days can cause some students to feel depressed and lose focus. Plenty of bright light and lively colors make a difference.
Anxiety can be a harmful distraction. Have kids focus on a happy time or place to help them relax.
Special ed students with ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s and autism may need to take breaks in school to keep focus. This trick helps with homework too.