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Mindfulness in a Device Distracted World

See more pictures of the book, Sidewalk Flowers. I subscribe to Brain Pickings Weekly which is an informative and inspirational email I receive each week. It is put out by Maria Popova, a well known writer, and this is what she says in her “about” page ” Brain Pickings is my one-woman labor of love…

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Using Comics to Visualize and Remember

Using Comics to Visualize and Remember I don’t know if you are like me but I love to learn new things. I’ve been reading some wonderful articles about the STEM and STEAM programs but when I have a lot to do (which is always), I begin to zone-out with all the educational jargon. Just give…

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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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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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Lafcadio by Shel Silverstein Book Review

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back by Shel Silverstein Lafcadio, is my favorite read-aloud book. Every year when school starts, I pull out my well-worn copy of Lafcadio, dust it off, and read the first chapter to my excited third graders! They are hooked! They want me to continue but I stop for the day.…

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Kingdom of Gallon – Learning Liquid Measurement

Free E-book to Learn Liquid Measurement

The Kingdom of Gallon is one of the most popular sections in my best-selling book Memory Tips for Math. The reason it’s so popular is because parents and teachers find it is the best mnemonic for learning liquid measurement. It uses a story method and the student draws the components while listening to the story.…

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How to Memorize the 13 Colonies in Order Free Download

BLOG Post 05/18/12 – How to Memorize the 13 Colonies in Order

I recently came up with an easy way to learn the 13 colonies in chronological order. Stories are a great memory technique because they follow a sequence. The brain stores information using a sequence or pattern, so this is why it works so well. What children need to do, is visualize the story. As you read…

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Memorizing States & Capitals is Fun!

Making it Fun for Kids to Learn I just received the nicest comment about “Let’s Memorize States & Capitals” cards. This is why I love what I do. (Making memorizing fun.) I spent a lot of time thinking about how I could associate the state name with the capital name. I tried different stories and…

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The Power of Stories

BLOG Post 05/13/10 – The Power of Stories

I just read an interesting blog about the amazing power of using a story in helping children remember information.  Stories bring facts alive and are easily remembered. Let’s say you want to teach about Abraham Lincoln and how he died.  You get the facts and relate it to the students.  Next day, they remember nothing.…

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Improve Math Scores in 30 Days!

Wow!  That’s a bold claim!  But it’s true.  There are two math subject areas that MUST be memorized or children will suffer all of their lives… addition/subtraction facts and multiplication/division facts. Picture this; your child is taking a math test with word problems and they understand the mathematical procedure of what to do, but as…

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