So many of our kids struggle with
learning because they have poor memory skills, either auditory or visual memory
skills. Their comprehension suffers. Their factual knowledge base suffers. One
of the keys to improving skills is to improve your ability to remember the
information you have been taught.
The basis of learning is ASSOCIATION. This is how we learn new material. We make
associations with new material to something we already know. We might attach an
emotion to the new material.
I like to think of this as having an
opinion about what you are learning. Did you like the story/selection? Did you
hate it? Were the characters like anyone you know? Have you been to a similar
place where the story took place? Then, when you need to recall the
information, bring up that opinion. I like to say to my students, do you
remember what happened in the story you read yesterday? The one you thought was
really stupid? They can immediately
bring up the information because I gave them the association of their feeling
about the story.
We decide how relevant the new
material is, or we make connections with the new material.
When you harness the technique of
associative learning and make associations on a conscious level, learning
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