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Memory 101 for Educators
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Memory 101 for Educators



June 2006 | 152 pages | Corwin
This is the book for every teacher who has ever forgotten what someone just told him or whose students have ever forgotten to take their books and assignments home with them.

Memory expert Marilee Sprenger uses the latest research on learning, memory, and the brain to weave a storyteller's spell for us with two parallel parables: one a tale of adult educators in a Memory 101 workshop, and the other a story for children with magical talking elephants, lions, and jungle creatures.

Along the way, we acquire tips, strategies,mnemonics, graphic organizers, and checklists that help us to strengthen our memories train our brains, and help us help our students to do the same. Relax and enjoy this book: the experience will be memorable!

 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Memory 101: Who Took My Memory?
 
2. N= Notice: Intention Increases Retention
 
3. E= Emote: Emotion is the Potion
 
4. V= Visualize: A Picture in Your Mind Creates a Memory You Can Find
 
5. E=Exercise and Eat Right: Body and Brain are Yours to Train
 
6. R= Rest: Memories Go Deep When You Get Enough Sleep
 
7. F= Free Yourself of Stress: Lower Stress for Memory Success
 
8. O= Organization: Put Information in its Place for a Strong Memory Trace
 
9. R= Rehearse: Rehearsal’s a Way to Help Memories Stay
 
10. G= Guard Your Brain: Avoid Some Pain. Protect Your Brain!
 
11. E= Enrich Your Brain: New Directions Create New Connections
 
12. T= Teach: Share What You Know and Feel Memories Grow
 
13. The Reunion
 
References
 
Index

"Practitioners can use the information easily and effectively.  My goal as a teacher is to simplify learning.  This book does that very well."

Carrie Jane Carpenter, Teacher
Hugh Hartman Middle School, Redmond, OR

"Provides excellent examples of remembering a list, mind maps, webs, and other graphic organizers."

Linda Winburn, Teacher
Summit Parkway Middle School, Columbia, SC

"Fresh and inventive.... the author's use of story provides a strong background for understanding important memory issues and strategies, and it also provides a rich context for further growth."

Steven Wyborney, Teacher
Nyssa Elementary School, Nyssa, Oregon

"A `popular' book that will be helpful to educational practitioners as well as to other adults... Readable, academically accurate, and creative."

Burt Saxon, AP Psychology Teacher
Hillhouse High School, New Haven, CT

Sample Materials & Chapters

Sprenger Preface

Sprenger Introduction

Sprenger Ch 1


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