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Oct 20

June 17_How to Study Better


In case you get bored with the lazy days of summer and want to get a jump preparing for the coming school year, I added to Stuff4Educators a section called How to Study Better based on research from Harvard Medical School that highlights four science-backed ways towards better learning (Hint: drop the highlighter). Additionally, I posted a YouTube video under exercise from the Dana Foundation that won the Northwest Emmy award called Exercise and the Brain that explores the benefits of exercise on the brain and learning. Finally, some books that I have read this past year and found to be stimulating are listed.


Which is more important in learning: pictures or text/reading?

What does the first edition of the USA Today have to do with education? It will help explain the answer to two questions:

After information is presented orally, what percentage is remembered after 72 hours, and after information is presented orally including a picture, what percentage is remembered after 72 hours?

Read this month’s October 2017 Ed Tip to discover why pictures are a very important factor in education.