Memory – Remembering and Forgetting
Memory is a cognitive process. It allows us to encode, store, and retrieve information, skills and experiences. It is essential for learning because it helps us retain what we’ve learned and builds a foundation for linking new learning.
How we remember and forget
Some teaching tips to support student memory
- 4 Ways to Boost Elementary Students’ Working Memory
- How to Tap Memory Systems to Deepen Learning
- The Neuroscience of Narrative and Memory
- The Science of Drawing and Memory
Tips for improving memory
- 8 working memory boosters
- Improve Working Memory: Brain Training Tricks
- Science-Backed Memory Tips and Recall Techniques
- Ways to Enhance Memory
Learn more about memory
Memory is a large topic. Find some recent thoughts in:
- Are all of your memories real? (TED talk)
- A Brief Overview of Working Memory
- The complexity of memory (TED playlist)
- How your memory works – and why forgetting is totally OK (TED talk)
- Memory News – Science Daily updates
- Your Two Kinds of Memory: Teaching students when to use electronic memory, and when to go organic
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