Turn students into vocabulary word detectives! Change a few pictures on the word wall every day and offer prizes, like extra points or grab bag tickets, to the students who find the changes. Every day, they'll rush in to find what's changed and they'll be actively engaged with reviewing the words on a daily basis.
Mnemonics are a wonderfully easy way to remember information, whether it's the names of the great lakes or an important date in history.
Another strategy for enhancing short term memory because we don't want that information to be gone in two seconds is shared in this video. Ask a student to paraphrase what you just taught. Why? Watch the video to find out.
Six songs that help students memorize test taking strategies and Ace the test!
Should Teachers Give Homework? Homework is controversial. There's research that says it's not beneficial. There's research that indicates that it increases achievement. Which is it? Because I know that I need to do some "homework" no matter whether it's school work or practicing my Kung Fu, I believ [...]