Thirdly in addition to organizing your interactions with your students

Thirdly in addition to organizing your interactions

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Thirdly, in addition to organizing your interactions with your students, encourage them to organize their own lives. Incorporate organizational tricks into your lessons, and teach students how to apply them to more than just your class. If the students are accustomed to thinking in an organized manner, it should be easier for them to learn the material that you present if it is congruently organized. By creating general patterns over time, a teacher can adapt their lessons and units in ways that are congruent with how their students are physiologically adapted to learning
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Dave Carrier Edu 310 MW – 2:00p information. This should lead to generally higher rates of information retention and concept mastery. Strive to integrate the frameworks that you create with other, pre-existing frameworks that your students already have developed. In addition to being optimized for creating new patterns of information, the neocortex is also adept at integrating multiple patterns to create even larger, stronger, and more robust patterns of information. The number one way to accomplish this is to make your lessons somehow relate to your students’ lives. By making your information relevant to your students, you can tap into an enormous amount of information that is already stored and organized within their minds, making it much more likely that your lessons will be retained. This gets back to the “art informed by science” idea, where the art is getting to know your students, and finding concepts in your lessons that are likely to resonate with your students past experiences and interests. There is no set formula for effectively creating this relationship of information… that’s why it’s an art. With that being said, you can exercise some degree of influence over the process by presenting your information in an orderly, well-planned manner, as described above. This will allow you to “create” past experiences to which your subsequent lessons can call back to. This also creates the effect of reinforcing your prior lessons, increasing the likelihood of them being remembered as well. Another element to building on your students existing frameworks, is the process of incorporating and teaching to multiple learning styles. By teaching to multiple learning styles, you can increase the likelihood that a wider amount of your students will develop an understanding of what you are trying to teach. Also, by teaching the lessons in multiple ways, you give students the opportunity to practice learning material in ways that they do not necessarily prefer . This may have the added effect of strengthening individual student’s ability to effectively comprehend information in multiple formats. Strive to ensure that information is initially encoded accurately.
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