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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Learn How to Memorize Addition Facts!

I’m an avid user of Pinterest but I am shocked to see so many postings teaching children how to count on their fingers or use touch math. Whatever happened to teaching children to Memorize Addition facts?  Maybe we should take a closer look at how to achieve this desired outcome. Once a person learns to…

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Why the Memory Joggers System Works

Today I thought I’d show you why the Memory Joggers Systems work so well. I used proven memorization principles with all my products. Multiplication/Division Addition/Subtraction Memory Tips for Math Book Memorizing States and Capitals.   You know how hard it is trying to teach instant recall of facts. You try flash cards and the only students…

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Easy Ways to Remember Division Vocabulary

It’s hard to remember the meaning for divisor, dividend, quotient. I’ve come up with rhymes and pictures to simplify the vocabulary and make it easy to recall. It’s hard for students to remember which is which. Try this rhyme to memorize the definition of “Quotient”. Quotient – “Kwo-shunt” What a funny word, The answer to…

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The Punctuation Song

BLOG Post 04/23/13 – The Punctuation Song

Proper punctuation is very important in a child’s writing experience and entire life. Remembering what the symbols look like and when they are used, is part of the learning to write criteria. What I like about this little song, is how it teaches children to read aloud with the right voice for each punctuation mark.…

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Memorization Stimulates Learning

BLOG Post 04/01/13 – Better Brains Stimulate Learning | BLOG Post 10/18/11 – How to Develop a Super Memory

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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Math, Manipulatives & Magic Wands Book Review

Math, Manipulatives & Magic Wands by Karen Simmons & Cindy Guinn I love this book and my students love the projects! It’s easy to use with pictures that show the visual outcome. You know which NCTM standards are being addressed too. There are lots of reproducible sheets to help teachers and parents. Its packed with…

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Memorizing – Trains the Brain to Retain

BLOG Post 02/15/12 – Memorizing: Trains the Brain to Retain

This title reminds me of a  line from a song in My Fair Lady, “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.”  We may not know any other lines in the song, but we remember that one because it’s a type of mnemonic – a rhyme. Something is happening in our educational system and…

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BLOG Post 04/26/11 – Check out my Add/Subtract Rhyme Book on MagicBlox

Preschoolers have an amazing ability to memorize rhymes. There are many reasons to encourage this activity. Neural pathways are forming in the brain and in these early years, memorization stimulates future learning. What a wonderful opportunity for children to begin to learn to add and subtract using rhymes and pictures. My new Add/Subtract Rhyme ebook…

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Let those “talkers” talk! (Audio Learners)

Audio learners are usually talkers. In order to remember information, they need to talk about it and hear what they say. This is why learning takes place when they are discussing things. This post is about how to help children make the most of their summer with fun activities that stimulate the brain.

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