Student Affairs ~ 11/24/21

Student Successbrain puzzle pic 1 112421 Student Affairs ~ 11/24/21


Memory is a complex and beautiful thing. Synapses in the brain pass signals between neurons with the aid of neurotransmitters, and the more frequently signals are passed, the stronger the synapse becomes. What does this mean for students, teachers and everyone trying to learn something new?

  1. Give information AND give students (or yourself) a chance to know whether you retained it. Even 5 minutes of review each day builds the right synapse firing processes to help someone remember more and remember better.
  2. When reviewing material, ask questions about it, don’t simply restate the material. The process of searching one’s memory for the answer is far more powerful and effective than simply hearing the material again. This makes the memory “work” just as muscles “work” during a workout. And in this process, just as muscles, the memory grows stronger.
  3. Build into your curriculum out-of-class assignments (so it does not take class time) that cause students (or yourself) to circle back and revisit previously studied material. This is especially important if your students will have to take a cumulative exam. On week 20, it is hard for you to remember what you learned weeks ago unless you build some “re-visitation exercises” into your learning.

Memory is SO important.  Our lives become happy, efficient, and effective because of the things we remember.


Financial Aid

Last week Eric, a U.S. veteran and current LTC student brought flowers to Ms. Knox to thank her for all her assistance with his education benefits and financial aid. Thanks financial aid team and Ms. Knox for all you do for student success!
Financial Aid Kim Knox 112421 Student Affairs ~ 11/24/21

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