By practicing, talking and writing about a topic, this is the only way our brain can make permanent connections about the information we are trying to learn as studies have shown such as the retrieval practice study, that those students in the retrieval practice group overall scored higher over
Another strategy, is reviewing your notes. I find that it’s easy to forget what we have wrote down. Reviewing your notes allows maximum recall of the material you write down. Recording the general main idea and details can be more useful than verbal notes. Notes serve to record information for recall and should show the main points of the lecture in an organized manner so that the relationship between points and details are easy to tell apart.
In addition the act of showing students the particular information has the effect of allowing them to create their own understanding of the text. It allows students to examine the process of discerning important information from that which is immaterial. "Since understandings cannot be transmitted, merely telling children the relationships in some topic seems unlikely to provide much of a press for understanding. Nevertheless explaining can work when a conceptual model such as an analogy or an example can highlight what is important and make connections easier to notice" (Newton 2001).
Everyone learns to memorize, in some ways it is what the majority of schools teach to their students, especially when dealing with younger ages. Memorization is key to tests all over: SATS, MEAS, NECAPS etc. When learning Macbeth’s soliloquy Is This A Dagger Which I See Before Me I used the same techniques that I use to memorize anything. When I was younger I quickly came to realize math was a strong point, with the exception of memorizing the formulas. I would go into a test read a problem and know the basics behind it, although I would be unable to complete the question without a specific equation. From this I created a process to memorize anything.
Persistence is an essential trait if success is desired in any learning set up. Students must demonstrate the trait of repeating certain tasks for full comprehension and grasp of concepts. The brain is always wired to forget certain concepts that might have been explained earlier. Persistence makes sure the student never hangs up their boots when they encounter a hard task. Besides grasping forgotten concepts, persistence is also efficient when dealing with practical sessions. The ability of the student to perform one task repetitively is desirable and it increases the chances of the student to permanently and fully grasp the concept (Habley, 2013).
Consistent use of scaffolding techniques throughout the lesson. Introduce a new concept using a lot of scaffolding and decrease support as time goes on.
For them to be able to learn and retain information, you must be strategic in all aspects of your teaching and the environment you teach in. This includes everything from they way the classroom is set up to your tone of voice while you are teaching.
While at Rowan Select Orientation we touch base on various important aspects of college. To me college is all about studying and making the grade. I believe tutoring sessions are most important to my academic success. I feel that tutoring is a great aspect because if you do not understand a topic there is someone on campus who does. During out Financial Literacy presentation they said something that really stood out to me. It was “If you put away twenty five dollars away for ten years you will save up two thousand and five hundred dollars”. I think that in college we as students need to save as much money along the road as possible. When Ms. Beth Rey presented this idea I felt that this would suit me best in relation to saving money over the
My students are capable of learning and have days where they can interact and question the topic but days where they cannot get themselves to even consider the topic as well. Most often than not even if one of my students (college prep classes) understands what is being discussed, they will shy away at the idea of sharing what they understand. They are very self-conscience about their knowledge. With their student view of the class they believe they are the only ones that are learning something new while I as a teacher know they are all in similar pages and would benefit from listening to their
Over the course of this class I learned that tutoring can be defined as many different concepts; from being a helpful guide to giving students a step by step tutorial on what they need to do to complete the assignment properly. Some try the hands-off approach where they let the student take control of the tutoring session only helping when it is necessary, but otherwise just watching over the student. This got me thinking about how I would be as a tutor and the approach that I would take when guiding students with their assignments. Keeping all of this in mind, my tutoring philosophy would have a combination of being a hands-on tutor, but not doing all the work for the student. By this, I mean that I will guide them step by step with whatever
Paulo Freire says, “The student records, memorizes, and repeats these phrases without perceiving what four times four really means.” A student only grasps what the teacher has taught them. An example of my own would be in English class when we learn about grammar rules and pun cation. We learned about the grammar rules and how they could affect your paper if you do did not know them. We never actually learned what they meant. A problem posing class in math would be the teacher and student trying to come up with a way that the student can understand how to do problems. Also, the student asking the teacher questions about different ways they could solve the problem successfully.
This is primarily a project-based, enquiry-based learning experience for the boys, and as such the Tutor must be able to create situations where the children will ask questions. These will spawn investigations, managed by the teacher in a blended learning model similar to that used by High Tech High in San Diego or by The Nueva School in Hillsborough. Additionally, resources such as the Khan Academy will provide the opportunity for specific skillset development. The Tech savvy Tutor is encouraged to use innovative curriculum tools to help create a fun and effective learning
Understanding cognition and how we learn is essential in the developmental stages of children. Not all students learn in the same way, understanding the cognitive process will assist in the development of the students. By modifying my approach when giving instructions I have noticed growth in current students that I am working with. Using concrete materials and giving the opportunity for students to be involved in hands-on activities on a daily basis, is essential in making new material meaningful to learners.. The knowledge gained from this topic has increased my understanding and is benefiting the children I am currently
About Mnemonics: Mnemonic devices are useful memory aids that can be applied to many different aspects of daily life. There are always certain tidbits of information that people just can’t seem to remember in the form they are presented. People rely on mnemonics when they create some association between that information they wish to remember and other concepts that they already know, or find easier to remember. The use of mnemonics has also been shown to be of significant value in the field of education. Manalo has shown that instruction using a specific type of mnemonics known as “process mnemonics” produced improvements of mathematical ability in students classified as learning disabled .Process mnemonics are used