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Assessment for Retention

Neurologist Judy Willis claims that we need to know a student’s strengths and interests if we want to construct enduring understanding: By incorporating students’ strengths and weaknesses into authentic learning …

The Surprising Link Between Stress and Memory

Consider the following video by TED Ed – Lessons Worth Sharing that investigates the complex relationship between stress and memory. This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube. Memories of …

The Human Brain, Explained

Learn about the most complex organ in the human body, from its structure to its most common disorders. As part of the body’s nervous system, the brain coordinates all of …

Does Stress Impact Memory?

Welcome to Week 2! What has stress got to do with learning and memory? Can stress help students? Stress might not always be the enemy. Research shows that positive stress …

Neuroplasticity and Memory

“The human brain is a learning machine. Thanks to a phenomenon called neuroplasticity, the brain learns in a range of ways and many different circumstances, including in the classroom.” (Pankaj …

Retrieval Practice

Retrieval practice is a long-established practice in education. It provides the basis of cognitive testing in some contexts, and some research suggests that retrieval practice produces better outcomes than studying …

Week Two Summary

That completes our short course on Learning and Memory: Understandings from Educational Neuroscience. This should have given you a lot to think about. We have learned that our brain is …