Teaching Students How to Remember

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

How to Teach so Students Remember by Marilee Springer 2005, Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum. 191 pages.

Course Description

This course will study learning and memory and how the brain processes information for memory retention and retrieval. The anatomy of the brain and how brain cells function as well as chemical reactions that facilitate the memory and learning process are explained. Teachers will learn about the different types of memory, such as semantic, location, emotional, episodic, and procedural and location memories Educators will evaluate their teaching methods and apply brain memory and learning strategies for improving student achievement. Students will develop a written paper, lessons or activities for classroom applications to help students remember curriculum content.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will learn how to reach students so they can be taught specific subject content utilizing background knowledge and memory reflection. 

2. Teachers will explore how to reinforce content for memory retention and recode self-generated information to improve memory recall. 

3. Educators will review content reinforcement strategies the include student feedback and the discussion process that reinforce learning and memory. 

4. Teachers will examine reviewing and practice techniques that reinforce information knowledge and retention for faster and easier content retrieval. 

5. Teachers will develop writings, lessons and activities to apply the seven "R's" of memorization into their classroom instructional practices. 

Contact Hours: 

Independent study courses require 45 contact hours of time for 3 credits.

Teaching Students How to Remember

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3 Credits

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

Introduction.
1. Reach: If your can't reach them you can't Teach them
2. Reflection: Reflection is not a Luxury; it’s a necessity
3. Recode: Self-generated material is better recalled
4. Reinforce: Feedback is vital to learning
5. Rehearse: To get information into long-term memory, it must be rehearsed
6. Review: Without review, most information will be lost from memory
7. Retrieve: Memory retrieval may be depended on cues.
8. Realization

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, research or DVD Review, lesson or activity, write a two-page final application essay linking key concepts from the book, How to Teach so Students Remember by Marilee Springer to your specific classroom context. Compose your writings on areas of interest that are relevant to your teaching discipline or professional experience. This will enhance your capacity to apply the new concepts learned in this course. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts and strategies from the book and related assignments on how you can apply them to your school environment, teaching methodology and instructional practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book chapter readings
2. Chapter reviews and reflections.
3. Research review
4. Project or activity
5. Final Application essay (APA or MA writing style format)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Word docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Teaching Students How to Remember

$395

3 Credits

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Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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