17 Ways to Prevent Cognitive Overload in Your Students

Have you ever been working on a task so long or intensely that your brain begins to shut down? That moment when you feel like you couldn’t possibly process any new information. This feeling is called cognitive overload, and it happens when we put to much stress on our working memory as we learn new content or skills.

You know how cognitive overload makes you feel, so imagine what your students go through. How can you reduce cognitive overload in your students? The graphic below provides a starting point.

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