Memory Matters Toolkit

How-to-Guide 2

Our students have qualities and learning differences that can enhance or hold back their learning process. One of the major obstacles to learning is ‘poor memory’ which may be due to inadequate information processing and teachers unknowingly overloading students with material or not using techniques and methods that are ‘memory friendly’.

Through this 26-page guide and workbook and the listed supporting articles (see below) you will be able to check if your classroom management, preparation, knowledge of your students and lesson content provide the essential elements necessary to stimulate your learners, keep them attentive, and help them learn, retain information and remember in the most effective ways possible.

This guidebook / toolkit is divided into two. The first section, the Memory Matters Workbook is filled with exercises supporting lesson planning and encouraging reflection. The second part, the Memory Matters Checklists has a collection of quick reference lists for you to check if you are taking action to turn your teaching methods into memory friendly practices.

List of Supporting Articles

Read the following articles to benefit from the Memory Matters Toolkit

If you have concerns about students, consult with educators and other professionals in your education establishment or school to determine what steps to take and how problems can be addressed.