10 Memory Techniques to Boost Students’ Learning

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10 Memory Techniques to Boost Students’ Learning

Today I am sharing ideas from an article I read in The Guardian, Teacher’s Network,  by Jonathan Hancock*, world renown memory expert, author and teacher. Remembering information isn’t something that just “happens”, it is a technique. As teachers, we provide lots of hands-on methods to help children understand the concept, and yes, they get the…

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The Power of Memorization in Teaching

You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem and Smarter than you think. A. A. Milne (Author of Winnie-the -Pooh) Children thrive on inspiration. Actually, everyone is touched by words, good or bad. Think about your own experiences and how words have affected your direction in life. I remember when I was going…

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Memorization Stimulates Learning

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Memorization Stimulates Learning Kids are relying on Google as their memory. Not a good idea! The brain needs to be taught to memorize, by using memory exercises, and learning to memorize poetry and math facts. Memory is important in building relationships, establishing recognition of patterns, people and events. Then the brain transforms this information to…

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Travel Memory Game

On a long car ride, parents dread hearing “Are we there yet?” Or the kids are glued to cartoons on their iPhones or devices. Learning is no where to be found and communication is dead. I’ve found this Travel Memory Game to be a fun answer to this problem. It’s challenging for any age and…

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Memorizing Inspiring Thoughts

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Here’s an idea to spark some interesting dinner-time table-talk and memorize inspiring thoughts. I collect and memorize quotations. To me it’s like having a mini-library of inspiration in your head and being able topull out some words of wisdom at the right moment. It’s really not that difficult, especially if it becomes a family affair.…

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Remembering by Singing

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Think about some of your favorite songs you like to sing. It isn’t difficult to remember the words, because they fit so well with the melody. The brain finds it easy to save information when it is in a pattern like music. Think about the Alphabet Song. Kids quickly remember the 26 letters in the…

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Remembering Proper & Improper Fractions

BLOG Post 08/17/12 – Remembering Proper and Improper Fractions

I always love using pictures to illustrate a difficult concept in math. My third grade students often had a hard time remembering the difference between a proper and improper fraction. At least until I got the bright idea to turn it into a visual. We talked about whether it was proper (or right) for a…

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Recommended Reading, Writing & Vocabulary Apps

Kids love to play on tablet devices. Why not give them some apps that will challenge their brains? These are some reading, writing and vocabulary apps that I recommend for the iPad. I’m sure there are similar apps for your computer or device.   Shake-a-Phrase asks students to identify adjectives, nouns and verbs within the…

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Memory & Math Apps to Keep the Brain Sharp!

BLOG Post 05/23/12 – Memory & Math Apps to Keep the Brain Sharp

Apps for Summer Fun! Summer is quickly approaching and kids need to be challenged. I love games that are not only fun but stimulate the brain! If you don’t have an iPad or iPhone, look for similar games for the computer.   I especially like Rocket Math. This app cleverly integrates learning math with rocket…

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How to Develop a Super Memory

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Have you ever had someone ask you the name of a movie you recently viewed, and suddenly a thought passes through your head, “Oh no, I don’t think I remember!” And of course you can’t remember it!  Negative thoughts or remarks are memory killers. It’s like we suddenly tell our brain, “Don’t  recall the information.”…

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