17 Easy Tips to Improve Students Memory and Recall

Are you looking easy tips to improve students memory and recall? If so, keep reading.

1. Get the learner to finish “fill-in-the-blank” sentences with appropriate words (e.g., objects, persons, places, etc.).

2. Show ideas following the (1) Who, (2) What, (3) Where, (4) On occasions where, (5) How, and (6) Why outline.

3. Get the learner to use a Plan of Daily Activities to recall tasks to be reviewed.

4. Get the learner to be a classroom messenger. Provide the learner an oral message to deliver to another teacher, secretary, administrator, etc. As the learner shows success, slowly increase the length of the messages.

5. Minimize distracting stimuli (noise and motion) around the learner (e.g., place the learner on the front row; give a table or quiet space away from distractions). This should be used as a way to lessen distractions, not as a punishment.

6. Get the learner to compete against themselves by timing how fast they can name a sequence of pictured objects. The learner tries to increase their speed each time.

7. Get the learner to listen and take notes following the “Who, What, Where, On occasions where, How, and Why” format when ideas are presented.

8. Get the learner to recall, at the end of the school day, three learning activities in which they participated during the day. As they show success, slowly increase the number of learning activities, the learner is required to recall.

9. Utilize several modalities (e.g., auditory, visual, tactile, etc.) when presenting instructional content.

10. Provide the learner specific categories and have them name as many things as possible within that category (e.g., objects, persons, places, etc.).

11. Provide the learner a choice of answers on worksheets (e.g., fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice items, etc.). This increases the learner’s chance of recognizing the correct answer.

12. Daily, examine those skills, ideas, talks, etc., that have been previously introduced.

13. Praise the learner for displaying precise memory skills: (a) give the learner a concrete reward (e.g., privileges such as leading the line, handing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.) or (b) give the learner an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.).

14. Praise the learner for demonstrating accurate memory skills based on the length of time the learner can be successful. As the learner shows success, slowly increase the duration of time required for reinforcement.

15. On occasions where the learner has difficulty with recalling information, remind the learner that forgetfulness happens to everyone. We all have strengths and areas where growth is needed.

16. Separate at several points during the presentation of information to check the learner’s comprehension.

17. Consider using an education app to help the student enhance their memory. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.

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