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Volume #8   Issue #6

ISSN: 0219-7642    Oct 4, 2009

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Hi,
Memory, remembering and memory recall are three mysterious entities that are so difficult to explain and elaborate. Some people are extremely agile and sharp in their power of recalling minute details and information from their memories. On the other hand, a number of other people are very poor in remembering or recalling information or instruction. People are different in their abilities to remember things and events. Likewise, children too, are different in their memory power. Some are very good in their memory power while others are just good.

Traditional classroom always insists on children learn by memorizing lessons and instructions. Classroom tests and exams also require children to reproduce and recite what they learn in their classroom. Possessing a good memory is highly advantageous to your children. It can help them both in personal and professional life. To perform better in their classrooms, children will need to hone their memory skills to the best possible extent. However, many children struggle very hard to remember what they learn in the classrooms.

In fact, getting your children to remember what they learn in their classroom is actually a big challenge. You can use a number of techniques and methods to improve your children's memory skills. Education and academic experts recommend a number of mnemonic methods to help your children enhance their memory skills. Children may be very good and agile in their classroom, like sports or extra curricular activities. However, they still need to develop skills related to remembering and recalling lessons and instructions through the power of memory. Have a nice day!

Thought for today:
"Put off for one day, and ten days will pass!" - Korean Proverb

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Improving your Child's Memory - Basics
Memory is fascinating! Some children are extremely impressive in their memory skills while a number of others are just above average. Knowing and understanding memory could be very challenging as memory is a faculty that emanates directly from our brain.

Helping Your Children Develop Memory Skills
Find out some well-known approaches that can help to improve your children's memory skills.

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Teaching Smarter With the Brain in Focus: Practical Ways to Apply the Latest Brain Research to Deepen Comprehension, Improve Memory, and Motivate Students to Achieve
By Sarah Armstrong, Ed.D

Our brains work best under optimal conditions we think more creatively, we absorb information quickly, and we produce better work. So how do we create those conditions in a classroom setting to help all of our students achieve? This guide shows teachers how to use simple research-supported strategies in any lesson to improve students' engagement, productivity, and capacity to learn.

Among the brain-boosting tools teachers can use tomorrow are innovative graphic organizers and note-taking techniques, review activities that help students memorize content-area information, questioning tips for improving students' abilities think critically, and practical ways to differentiate lessons for all learners. For use with Grades 3-8.

 

Memorizing Strategies & Other Brain-Based Activities
By Leann Nickelsen

Memorizing Strategies & Other Brain-Based Activities That Help Kids Learn, Review, and RecallStudents draw cartoons to help remember vocabulary words, toss dice to review math skills, create similes to relate a new concept to a more familiar one, and much more. Students even design their own games for classmates to play. Includes the latest in brain research. 80 pages. Grade Level: 4-7.

 

 

 


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Kids Who Get Spanked May Have Lower IQs
WebMD Sep 24, 2009

Parents who spare the rod just might end up with smarter kids. Two new studies suggest that children who are spanked have lower IQs than children who aren't, regardless of where they live. In one study, researchers analyzed the intelligence scores of roughly 1,500 children in the U.S. who took part in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. They found that these scores were slightly lower among children whose mothers reported using spanking as a form of discipline. In the other study, national average IQ scores were found to be lower in countries where spanking is common.


Beyond a high IQ: Emotional, social and ecological intelligence in NYC
Examiner Sep 24, 2009

It appears though that people with a high EI or Emotional Intelligence (people who understand their emotions and those of the people around them), tend to excel in their jobs, relationships and life in general no matter how high or low their IQ's.


Reading helps young minds blossom
Calgary Herald Sep 18, 2009

Julie raises her arms happily, as she sings another nursery rhyme on her mother's lap --and then she has gone again, running and peeking among the stacks of children's books at the Calgary Public Library's downtown branch.


How We Learn Emotional Coping Skills
Huffington Post Sep 19, 2009

Once the idea of dysfunctional families took hold in the eighties and we began to examine our childhoods for sources of our problems today, the line between dysfunctional and healthy families got pretty blurred. People began to identify in droves with "dysfunctional families".


The Importance of Reading Books to Children
Literary News Sep 28, 2009

It is surprising but true; in today's technology-dependent world, little focus is being placed on the importance of reading to kids. Getting children book selections and reading to kids is important now if the children are to develop a desire for reading in the future or for the long term. Kids books and reading are a vital component for brain development too; the more a child reads, the easier it is to learn new material and to assimilate it into his or her learning.


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