Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Memory Tricks

forgetIn Interactive Monday is back!! from Learn Me Good, Mister Teacher asks,

So now I turn it over to you. What memory tricks have worked for YOU? “

Mnemonics really works for me. The first one I remember ever learning was how to spell Arithmetic (A Rat In The House Might Eat The Ice Cream). I loved the way I can make sentices like that. I have always loved spelling and letters so anything I can relate to words and letters, usually helps me remember things. I learned notes on the scale form Every Good Boy Does Fine and FACE. I learned metrics with King Henry Died Monday Drinking Chocolate Milk.

I also find that I remember things if I write them down and have a visual to look at later. Just hearing it does not work for me because I’m not an auditory learner. Seeing it visually helps me but seeing it after I have written it really helps me remember it. Later on I can picture it in my mind and actually visualize myself writing the answer.

Putting things in some kind of pattern or rhythm also works for me. When I need to remember numbers I am always looking for some kind of pattern. It might be connected to some other pattern that I can link it to and that helps me visualize it in my mind later. Songs have a rhythm to it and they help me remember things. I remember learning the ABC song when I was little. I know many people who remember the books of the Bible because they learned it as a song.

So now I ask readers of my blog, what memory tricks work for you?

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).

Original image: 'Bridge'
http://www.flickr.com/photos/99707788@N00/2621376164 by: Andrew Mitchell

1 comment:

teacher333 said...

Mine is HOMES, for remembering the Great Lakes - Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior. But the Arithmetic brought back memories - it's something I even tell my class now when we talk about Math today! Thanks for great blogs!