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