If we are going to be successful teachers, particularly this upcoming year, we need to manage the demands we place on our students’ active working memory.
The act of physically writing something may be the best way for most students both to remember their assignments and improve their executive functioning skills.
When we invite students to engage with a text through creative writing, we boost the potential for the characters and stories to be embedded in a student's long-term memory.
True or False? Typing notes in class is just as effective as handwriting them.
The key to truly learning something—as opposed to going through the motions, only to lose the information before it’s retained—is understanding how knowledge makes it into our long-term memory.