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S.T.A.P.L.E. #3

Use Hands-on Activities

Ben Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” When students are involved in learning, it sticks. Hands-on activities or “experiential learning” are known to support the development of neural connections and long-term memory storage. Students may not memorize a formula, but they will remember when they actively problem solved to reach a valid solution. Include hands-on activities using these three tips:

  1. Allowing students to make/build products of their learning. 
  2. Make learning activities relevant to real-world problems/solutions. 
  3. Plan hands-on experiences in lessons. 

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