October 30, 2013

Today we briefly reviewed note taking  strategies before launching into the topic of memory.  An accurate way to perceive human memory is through the concept of lost and found  vs. forgot and remembered .  The human brain is an amazing storage device, but like a messy room that has been turned upside down, having the memory, doesn't mean that you will be able to recall/find the memory.  One of the many keys to developing better recall is to develop a mental filling system that allows you to categorize and store memory in a way that you can quickly and accurately recall it later.  Students identified the importance of developing physical organization that can aid mental organization.  They also explored the importance of rituals that support better organization.  As the year progresses we will look at the relationship memory has to risk taking  and iterations  (repetitive practice).