How Learning Happens

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This diagram is a simplistic depiction of how information flows between the environment and various parts of our memory. When any of our sensory receptors perceive our environment, that information is sent to sensory memory. After only a brief moment sensory memory will either send the information on to short-term memory or it will be

Memorization and Learning

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In many education circles “memorization” is a dirty word; but bear with me.  I will not argue for mindless memorization, but I will argue for carefully guided memorization which will produce very effective learning. Math teachers will espouse understanding as opposed to memorization and then will assign enough exercises, all of the same type, to