Compared to adults the memory demand for school-age children is much high. That is as adults, we have gained some amount of skills and knowledge that is required for the functioning of day to day life, foreseeing technology that needs to be built on present knowledge.
On the other side, students are battered with current and advanced knowledge, without taking to an account of student’s interest. So, an efficient and essential memory is a critical tool for school success.
Many students face memory problems. Yes, have you ever noticed your child facing a hard time in registering one bit of information while he is doing something else. A child may face difficulty in remembering instructions just delivered in the class or what he just read. This trouble indicates that the child may be facing some “working memory” issues.
For instance, when solving a quadratic equation, the student may understand the three-step instruction just delivered to them but while solving he may eventually forget the method to solve second and the third step. So, in-order to tackle working issue, beneath are some of the general strategies that offer aid to students to advance more effective and efficient memory.
- Visualization Skills
Students are benefited when instructions are given both in verbal and visual formats. Encourage students to imagine a picture of what they just heard or read. For instance, asking students of what needs to be done is also a simpler way to enhance memory of directions. To put in simple words a student remembers anatomy of human brain when it is expressed in both visual and verbal formats.
- Over – Learning Material
In general, students often practice only until they are adept to perform one – error free repetition. Just one-time repetition will not do the needful. Students should be taught about the need of “overlearning “new information.
- Teacher-prepared handouts prior to class lectures
Handouts or notes comprises of a brief outline of a work or studies that a student would complete during the lecture. Having given this information forehand helps students to identify the instructions that are given during the lectures and precisely organise the information in notes.
- Chunk Information into smaller bites
Have you ever thought why security codes or numbers contain hyphens. It’s because it is easier to remember small bits of numbers rather than remembering a whole string of numbers. So while giving instructions to children remember to give one at a time rather than giving multiple directions all at once.