In Memory at Work in the Classroom, authors Francis Bailey and Ken Pransky expertly guide readers through the facets of the human memory system that is most relevant for teachers. Real classroom examples help teachers deepen their understanding of how memory systems play a central role in the learning process, as well as how culture plays a sometimes surprising role in memory formation and use. Whether a new or experienced teacher, this book offers fresh insights into students' learning difficulties and help discover practices that align with the functioning of memory and how students learn.
The techniques described in this book apply to all students, but the authors concentrate on explaining the source of struggling students' academic challenges and provide effective strategies for helping students become better learners. Featured in this title are the following memory systems:
Working Memory: the gateway to learning
Executive Function: the cognitive skills children need to independently orchestrate their memory systems in service to learning
Semantic Memory: the storehouse of a person's knowledge of the world, including academic concepts, and the part of the memory system most affected by culture
Episodic Memory: rich, multisensory personal memories of specific events
Autobiographical Memory: one's sense of self, tied directly to student motivation
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