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Sep 26

Short-term Memory


Most educators at one time or another probably told a student unwittingly to “try harder” when they were confronted with a problem. It is an accepted, normal expression to use when trying to motivate students. However, a number of leading educators are of the belief we should never ask a student to try harder.

Be reading this month’s September’s EdTip, you will find out why this seemingly harmless statement can negatively affect student’s learning and methods to develop and reinforce their self-confidence and improve motivation.