File - EDL-7200: Learner Centered Teaching

Teaching for Long-Term Recall
Aaron Smith
Research has evolved to reveal
how we learn
Our brain changes simply by
experiencing new things
Balancing repetition
with new ideas
Sleeping is a major factor in longterm memory development
Authentic Learning makes
information relevant to your students
Scaffolding provides the
roadmap for future recall
A student’s own words
provide meaning
Learning Objectives define what
students should retain long-term
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