“The More You Teach Students How to Learn, the Less Time You Have to Spend Teaching Curriculum”

How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn

Technology enables students with nearly infinite information. But kids need help in learning how to learn in order to be creative and knowledgable.

Source: ww2.kqed.org

“The more you teach students how to learn, the less time you have to spend teaching curriculum because they can [understand] it on their own,” said William Klemm, senior professor of neuroscience at Texas A&M University at the Learning and the Brain conference “Making Lasting Memories.” “I think the real problem is that students have not learned how to be competent learners,” he said. “They haven’t learned this because we haven’t taught them.”

“Students cannot build more complex knowledge without information in their working memory.”

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