THE BEST OF THE MARSHALL MEMO

Carefully chosen summaries to energize leadership, teaching, and learning

Making Learning Stick


Brain Science and Memory

  1. The neuroscience of learning
  2. Not overloading working memory
  3. Understanding two very different kinds of memory

The Retrieval Effect

  1. How remembering improves remembering
  2. Using pretests to improve achievement
  3. What did you learn in school today?

Study Skills

  1. The difference between taking notes by hand and on a laptop
  2. Research-based approaches to studying
  3. How can we help students remember more?

What Should Students Memorize?

  1. Why not just Google it?
  2. Should students memorize times tables?
  3. Should students memorize poetry?

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