Memory Improvement Techniques - Improve Your Memory with MindTools.com - StumbleUpon © VeerPRZEMYSLAW PRZYBYLSKI Use these techniques to improve your memory. The tools in this section help you to improve your memory. They help you both to remember facts accurately and to remember the structure of information. The tools are split into two sections. Firstly you'll learn the memory techniques themselves. As with other mind tools, the more practice you give yourself with these techniques, the more effectively you will use them. Mnemonics 'Mnemonic' is another word for memory tool. The idea behind using mnemonics is to encode difficult-to-remember information in a way that is much easier to remember. Our brains evolved to code and interpret complex stimuli such as images, colors, structures, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, positions, emotions and language. Unfortunately, a lot of the information we have to remember in modern life is presented differently – as words printed on a page. Using Your Whole Mind to Remember Use positive, pleasant images.
Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students. Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond. 1. Questioning is at the heart of critical thinking, so you want to create an environment where intellectual curiosity is fostered and questions are encouraged. In the beginning stages, you may be doing most of the asking to show your students the types of questions that will lead to higher-level thinking and understanding. 2. Pose a provocative question to build an argument around and help your students break it down. 3. 4. "It all comes back to modeling," says Kellan McNulty, who teaches AP world history and AP U.S. history at KIPP King Collegiate. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
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Memory Techniques, Memorization Tips - The Journey Method Home :: academic tips :: memory techniques :: the journey method The Journey Method The journey method is a powerful, flexible and effective mnemonic based around the idea of remembering landmarks on a well-known journey. In many ways it combines the narrative flow of the Link Method and the structure and order of the Peg Systems into one highly effective mnemonic. Because the journey method uses routes that you know well, you can code information to be remembered to a large number of easily visualised or remembered landmarks along the routes. Mind Tools Mnemonic Grades: Ease of Use - moderate Effectiveness - good Power - powerful Learning investment - moderate Who should use - everyone How to Use the Journey Method The journey method is based on using landmarks on a journey that you know well. Preparing the Route To use this technique most effectively, it is often best to prepare the journey beforehand so that the landmarks are clear in your mind before you try to commit information to them.
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Techniques & Tools to Improve Memory - Remarkable Marbles Welcome to Remarkable Marbles: a site dedicated to helping you improve your memory. Within this site you'll find basic memory principles to apply, specific mnemonic techniques for remembering information, and tools to help you apply those memory techniques. Take a look at the world records from the memory sport equivalent of Olympians. Here's a few (as of 2010) 21.9 seconds - Time taken to memorise a pack of playing cards. 240 - digits memorised when spoken at 1 per second (or 4 minutes worth of numbers!). 930 - binary digits memorised in 5 minutes (e.g. a string of 930 zeros and ones at better than 3 a second!) While these are results from those who train mentally as an Olympic athlete trains physically, The principles behind the techniques they use, and in many cases the techniques they use, are the same as those documented on this site. ...and I'm not asking you to take this on trust.
- Apps for Core Literature Standards, grades 6-12 0 Comments November 17, 2011 By: Vicki Windman Nov 17 Written by: 11/17/2011 3:46 AM ShareThis The standards for these grade overlap- apps will coincide for middle school. The standard calls for the following skills: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Apps: Minimod for inferences $3.99 Appropriate for 6th graders or students who may be struggling with this concept. Margins $3.99 Margins keeps notes organized by book and page number. Literary Analysis Guide $2.99 By arranging the elements of literature graphically around three wheels (poetry, prose, and rhetoric), teachers and students are better able to visualize how the elements of literature develop style and meaning. Total Recall Free A color-coded mind map to help students break down theme, central ideas, characters, etc. Range of Reading and Text Complexity – grades 6-12 Apps: Vicki Windman is a special education teacher at Clarkstown High School South.
Mnemonics and memory improvement / Build Your Memory Context Clues Worksheets When you encounter a vocabulary word with which you are unfamiliar, what do you do? Use the context clues to determine the word’s meaning. I have created context clues worksheets to help my students in the classroom. Level One These are the easiest context clues worksheets. Context Clues Worksheet 1.1 – This level one context clues worksheet covers 12 words that may be challenging for beginning readers. Context Clues Worksheet 1.2 – Twelve more context clues problems for students with beginning reading skills.Context Clues Worksheet 1.2 RTFContext Clues Worksheet 1.2 PDFPreview Context Clues Worksheet 1.2 in Your Web BrowserView Answers Context Clues Worksheet 1.3 – Here are twelve more vocabulary words used in context rich sentences. Context Clues Worksheet 1.4 – This is another double-sided context clues worksheet. Context Clues Worksheet 1.5 – This worksheet will give your students more practice with context clues. Level Two Level Three What are Context Clues? The frumious Bandersnatch!
Interactive Graphic Organizer Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers "Graphic organizers are tools that help your brain think." - Kylene Beers Graphic organizers are an illustration of your thoughts on paper. They can help you brainstorm, organize, and visualize your ideas. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Each graphic organizer below includes Teaching Notes with lessons and tips on how to use graphic organizers in the classroom. Help with PDF Files Generating, Identifying, and Organizing Details Determining Main Idea and Drawing Conclusions Order and Sequence Comparison-Contrast and Cause and Effect Process and Cycle Diagrams Evaluating and Making Decisions Persuasive and Supporting a Position Vocabulary Miscellaneous Organizers Graphic Organizer Teaching Notes