One of the biggest myths about memory is that your brain only holds so much information and there is no point committing anything to information when you can easily look it up. 106 more words
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Right before falling asleep the other night, I had a beautiful light bulb moment. I was thinking about my lesson for the next day (do people in other careers do this?!), and I needed some kind of opening activity to get kids thinking about social studies. 78 more words
By teaching them “facts”, schools can make a difference in helping bring kids out of poverty.
Facts, background knowledge, and content knowledge are all education-related terms that can be used interchangeably, and can be… 376 more words
I’ve been making a concerted effort to include more “success starters” in class after a literacy friend told me about the trend. I’m good with bell ringers and short reviews at the start of class, but her reminder brought home the fact that I need to do these sorts of things every day. 222 more words