Higher Education

Teaching for the Long Term Memory, Part 2

By Krista Chambless

In my webinar “Teaching for Long-Term Memory Part 1” I present the first 3 steps of the learning process and how they apply to the WL classroom. “Teaching for Long-Term Memory Part 2” is the continuation of my discussion of the learning process. These presentations are based on the book How to Teach so Students Remember  (second edition) by Marilee Sprenger. 

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Higher Education

Teaching for the Long Term Memory, Part 1

By Krista Chambless

“I studied Spanish for 2 years and I don’t remember anything!” is the bane of language teachers everywhere. Personally, I hear it most of the time when I say I am a language teacher. And inevitably  I feel compelled to explain to them that the methodologies used when they took X language were not effective, but now we know better. I tell them we have so much research on language learning/aquisition and the brain that the methods used in world language classroom today are drastically different and more effective. 

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Teacher's Corner (PreK-12)

The Principled Approach: Improving Instruction by Establishing Departmental Organizing Principles

By- John De Mado

There is a distinct difference between an approach and a method. An approach is philosophical in nature and pertains to a teacher’s belief system or, as written in Alice Omaggio Hadley’s Teaching Language in Context, a teacher’s organizing principles. Conversely, a method reflects the arsenal of instructional techniques that a teacher deploys to implement that belief system or those organizing principles.

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