Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

“Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick.”

Picture of brain neuons

Here is a link to an Edutopia article to help you with student success.  It touches on cognitive learning and how the brain works, and then moves to strategies to help you create content that is memorable to students.  (Click on the picture or the link below – it will open in a new tab).

https://www.edutopia.org/article/why-students-forget-and-what-you-can-do-about-it

In the article you will read how quickly information is forgotten—”roughly 56 percent in one hour, 66 percent after a day, and 75 percent after six days.”   😯

The teacher strategies included in the article are from some of the latest research on this topic.  Make sure to click on the links in the article to find out even more.

And just to keep this fun, the following is for those trying to remember what they learned in College without these strategies….

 

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