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Activate

Activate

Activate is the part of our lessons where we connect to prior knowledge/skill recognizing that retrieval is key to long term memory (Brown et al., 2014). The task should be connected to where we have been, where we will be today, and where we are going.

Task
  • Make connections (recall information)
  • Demonstrate previous learned skill
Teacher
  • Assessing/checking for understanding for this specific task
  • Sharing student work
  • Facilitating conversation
  • Asking questions
Student
  • Following routines
  • Asking questions
  • Engaging in discourse
  • Making connections (recalling information)
  • Solving problems



Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel

Peter Brown is writer and novelist who worked with Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel, both professors of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, on their book Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. This book has the practitioner in mind as it is easy to read, presents the research on how we store and remember information, and includes practical and easy to implement suggestions for teaching and learning.


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