Why is it you can recall a favorite childhood memory, but might not be able to remember what you did the day before? Reflect on the reasons why you are able to remember some things and not others by answering the following questions. Be sure to use Chapter 7 of our text to provide evidence and support for your response.

  1. Compare and contrast sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory using school-based examples.
  2. What works best for you when required to commit facts to memory for both the short-term and long-term?
  3. Knowing how memory works, how will this impact your instruction? How will you help students to retain and retrieve the information they need to know? Provide a specific strategy that you would utilize in your classroom to ensure that the content makes a lasting impression and is secured in long-term memory.

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For this discussion response, make sure to:

·       Explain how sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory are similar and different

·       Use school-based examples to illustrate your explanations of each type of memory

·       Discuss what strategies work best for you when you need to get facts into your short-term memory

·       Discuss what strategies work best for you when you need to get facts into your long-term memory

·       Discuss how understanding how memory works will change how you teach

·       Describe specific actions you can take to help students retain and retrieve the information you teach them

·       Describe a strategy you will use in your classroom to ensure that content makes a lasting impression and that it makes its way into students’ long-term memory

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