Improving Students’ Memory and Recall


If you have ever crammed for a test, quiz, or assignment, you have likely observed that the material learned remains superficial and disappears quickly. But why?

After learning about the neuroscience behind memory and information retention in the book Uncommon Sense Teaching, teachers will take a step back and evaluate their pedagogical practices and methods for teaching.

What are the most efficient ways to deliver our curriculum and content? Are there better or faster ways for our students to learn and retain that knowledge? The authors of Uncommon Sense Teaching explore these questions and not only show us what is happening in our brains but detail steps teachers need to take to improve memory retention for their students. Barbara Oakley, Ph.D., Beth Rogowski, Ed.D., and Terrence J. Sejnowski, Ph.D., take their research and experiences and show us the most efficient ways to tap into students’ long-term memory.

Educators taking this course, through reading and research, will explore strategies to support student learning. Educators will investigate special topics and integrate new knowledge into their teaching environment.

This course is equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours. It is a graduate-level course intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with TPAI.

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