Memory by Anonymous

Name: Anonymous
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Sector: Secondary
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Position: Assistant Principal
What is your advice about? Memory is more important than you think

1: Just because kids appear to know and understand stuff at the end of a lesson, do not assume they will be able to remember it during the exam months or even years later.

2: Equally, do not leave revision until the end of the course. You will find you have to pretty much teach the whole thing all over again from scratch.

3: Test them almost every lesson. Test them on what they did yesterday, last week, last month, last year.

4: The tests should be quick and easy to both create and mark.  If you have time use questioning to encourage students to elaborate on their answers.

5: Memory really is like a muscle and a part of your job is to be its personal trainer.   The more your students practise remembering, the better they will get at it.

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