What Are Some Essential Cognitive Skills That Every Student Needs, To Learn Effectively?

What Are Some Essential Cognitive Skills That Every Student Needs, To Learn Effectively?

Interrelated cognitive skills contribute to both academic and occupational success
The key to solving a persistent learning challenge is to strengthen the person’s basic processing or cognitive skill set. Cognitive skills are the mental capabilities we need to successfully learn academic subjects. Underlying cognitive skills must function well for us to efficiently and easily read, think, […]

Brain-based Strategies in Teaching

Brain-based Strategies in Teaching

Do you know that it’s possible to improve a student’s cognitive skills such as attention, memory or logical thinking? A lot of teachers don’t know this and don’t realize that they have an important role to play with students who just don’t seem to be able to pay attention or remember what they have been […]

How can I use the Loci Method as a Memory Strategy in the Classroom?

How can I use the Loci Method as a Memory Strategy in the Classroom?

The loci method, also known as the memory palace, method of place or journey method, is an ancient mnemonic strategy. In this method, the individual remembers a list of objects or digits by placing or visualizing each object/digit on a very familiar route, journey or place.
For example, if a person has to memorize five items […]

How do I Improve Long Term Memory in Students?

How do I Improve Long Term Memory in Students?

It is possible to improve long term memory. In a process scientists call long-term potentiation, some memories are encoded and strengthened (and others weakened) each and every time the repetition of a new experience causes neural firing across synapses between nerve cells.
Practice, practice, and more practice makes the bonds between surrounding cells increasingly stronger and […]

Strategies for Improving Memory

Strategies for Improving Memory

Memory is a complex function. Bits and pieces of a single memory are stored in different networks of neurons throughout the brain. The formation and recall of a memory is influenced by mood, surroundings, and the circumstances at the time a memory was formed or retrieved. A memory may be a little different each time […]