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Engaging Your Peers in Working Memory

When an educator engages with peers to discuss working memory in the classroom, they are better able to reflect upon their own practice and develop strategies to best help students This collection offers some insight into what working memory is and some strategies that support it in the classroom.
A Collection By Jeffrey Sack
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Engaging Your Peers in Working Memory
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    The purpose of this guide is to provide an introduction into the field of working memory and its role in learning. I think the information presented here does a wonderful job of covering all the major working memory topics and why they are essential to learning. I think this would be another excellent resource that all teachers should read before standing in front of their classrooms.
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    Working Memory and Learning Difficulties

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    Jeffrey Sack says:
    How can one improve their working memory, especially if they experience learning difficulties? This article presents some tips that can be used with students (or anyone for that matter) in efforts to enhance their learning.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Peter Doolittle presents some of the basics of working memory in this video. He uses real world examples, outside of the classroom. I like this alternative way of seeing how working memory exists outside of school.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Did you know that dark chocolate improves working memory? That is the first tip given in the short video on how to improve a student's working memory. I like the way the speakers give examples for each of their tips and actually offer some good advice.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    This text provides assessment tools, interventions, and current evidence-based best practices that can help teachers to develop plans to support learning and memory. I think this text would be a great resource for all teachers as it covers the full gambit of working memory issues.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Tracy Alloway has written a book that provides information about working memory and how it can affect individuals’ learning and progress in an educational setting. I think this text would be a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about how working memory impacts overall learning.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    I really like the way the author of this article presents the topics and explains why they are important. The takeaways at the end do a wonderful job of summing up her thoughts. I think this is another excellent resource to learn more about working memory.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    The author defines working memory as the conscious processing and managing of information required to carry out complex cognitive tasks. This article does a great job of defining the topic and offering some history into its background. She also provides some tips for teachers on how to improve the working memory of students. I like her approach and think this article would be a great place to start reading.
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