Saturday, November 19, 2016

Strategies to help build Intelligence and Improve Memory skills!

Top 5 Way to Power-up Students' Memory and Intelligence! 

The average human brain has about 100 billion brain cells (neurons). Each neuron may be connected to up to 10,000 other neurons, that is a very large capacity for learning and equivalent to a computer with a 1 trillion bit per second processor.

Working memory is a hyper critical function of learning new concepts and making connections to background knowledge. A core executive function that is related to academic success, yet it is neglected or misunderstood. Working memory is an adaptable and plastic cognitive system with an "underdeveloped capacity" that is responsible for the transient holding, processing, and manipulation of information. Working memory is an important process for reasoning and the guidance of decision-making and behavior.

"One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one's greatest efforts." —Albert Einstein

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12 Brain Rules for Thriving Academically! 

1. Teach all critical language, vocabulary, and academic concepts using Multisensory methods that repeat and review constantly. Using visual, kinesthetic, auditory, and tactile modalities in fun engaging ways helps the brain's neurons fire together and wire memories together using all learning pathways, each time students are required to remember academic concepts, the brain re-wires its physical brain structure "neuroplasticity" making learning faster, stronger and deeper.

"Neuroplasticity: The brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neuralconnections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment."

2. Teach all directions and tasks in small steps and have students repeat all steps with a shoulder partner. Repeat to remember and rehearse and model over and over to strengthen concepts. 

3. Use pictures and physical "pictorial/symbolic" gestures to tap into visual spatial memory neural pathways. 

4. Teach auditory processing and auditory memory as a key element of all academic instruction. Think academic Simon says, listening and following complex oral directions.  Teaching vocabulary, spelling, math facts, poetry recitation, and old schools rote memorization skills using chants, songs, mnemonic devices and part of daily lessons. 

5. Teach students good study habits that include self-quizzing strategies, flash cards, Cornell notes, games with competition, studying over time, creating test questions, summarizing, study buddies, highlighting, close reading, and combine academic content to make connections to background knowledge. 

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