Monday, 14 July 2014

Improving students' memory skills



Your pupils' poor listening skills might actually be down to a lapse in working memory. What can you do to help them?


Children with poor working memory will often display symptoms of various learning disorders - for example, they might be easily distracted or forgetful. They are therefore often labelled as having special educational needs (SEN), which isn't helpful, as distraction and forgetfulness are just symptoms and the underlying difficulties to do with their working memory are not fully addressed.

There are many ways you can help students' improve their working memory... and these are techniques that can be used with all children to help them remember instructions and important information. Your whole class is going to need good memories with the start of the new content-heavy curriculum this September!

Take a look at this menu of ideas in the form of TeachingTimes' latest infographic. Have you got any more strategies you use to improve your students' memories? Leave a comment and let us know!

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