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I write a lot about working memory on this blog. If you’d like a quick overview of its characteristics and development, here’s a handy link.
Because working memory is so important for learning, and because human working memory capacity isn’t as large as we wish it were, we would LOVE to be able to increase it. If we could make working memory bigger, then all
You’d like an 8 page summary of Cognitive Load Theory, written in plain English for teachers? You’d like three pages of pertinent sources? Click here for a handy report from the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation. (That’s not a
Quick! Where’s your cell phone? Now that I’ve got your attention: what effect does the location of your cell phone have on your attention? Researchers have recently found some predictable answers to that question–as well as some rather surprising ones.
How should we manage working memory limitations in the classroom? Furtheredogogy has a handy post about Cognitive Load Theory, which is basically a fancy way of saying “taking care of our students’ working memory capacity.” Notice, btw, that the author
Some days I wonder if I have linked to too many articles debunking claims about “brain training games.” Invariably, as soon as this thought crosses my mind, I hear another advertisement for Lumosity, and I realize that I haven’t linked to
L&tB bloggers frequently write about working memory — and with good reason. This cognitive capacity, which allows students to reorganize and combine pieces information into some new conceptual structure, is vital to all academic learning. And: we don’t have very much
Greg Ashman is enthusiastic about research, and yet skeptical about innovation. Ashman’s argument resonates with me in large measure because it helps explain the power of Mind, Brain, Education as an approach to teaching. Of course, MBE does offer its own
[Editor’s note: this guest blogger piece is by Cindy Gadziala, Chairperson of Theology at Fontbonne Academy in Milton, MA.] I am a veteran teacher, and yet sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all that I am supposed to be doing in