This article, written for Special Children by working memory expert Tracy Alloway, looks at working memory difficulties and supportive techniques for ASD and gifted children, but the strategies are applicable to the general population. Using two case studies, the author outlines the why and how of recommended strategies, allowing you to understand where these techniques might work for you.
We know that working memory issues impact learning. How can one improve working memory if they experience learning difficulties? This article presents some interventions and supports that can be used with students (or anyone for that matter). I think it is essential that teachers know some strategies to help students improve their learning.
Authors Powell and Kusuma-Powell take a global focus, but their examples emphasize the basic practices teachers should employ to personalize learning. This selected chapter looks at understanding and creating a learning profile for students to address their learning needs. The explanations are detailed and the authors provide strong examples that you will be able to relate to, whether you have an international classroom or not.
Presents chapter 10 of Carol Ann Tomlison's "How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, 2nd Edition," which provides a thorough review of learning styles and preferences and how to recognize and create learning profiles around those identified learning styles and preferences. The chapter also provides strategies and implementation examples for using learning profiles to differentiate student learning in increasingly diverse classrooms.
Knowing the connection between working memory and learning is important for teachers and school psychologists. 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.
The purpose of this guide is to provide an introduction to working memory and its impact on learning. Drs. Gathercole and Alloway are recognized experts in working memory and the information presented here does a wonderful job of overviewing all of the issues related to working memory. A case study illustrates implications for students with poor working memory. This is another excellent resource to help teachers understand and support students in their classrooms.
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 an excellent resource to learn more about working memory.