Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Youki Terada September 20, 2017

Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick. Teachers have long known that rote memorization can lead to a superficial grasp of material that is quickly forgotten. But new research in the field of neuroscience is starting to shed light on the ways that brains are wired to forget—highlighting the importance of strategies to retain knowledge and make learning stick.

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