A MiddleWeb Blog When I decided to become a teacher, I had an inkling that it would be challenging, demanding, and rewarding. Over the last 25 years, this has proven true. I love what I do and enjoy going to work every day, but that does not mean I am free from stress.
A group of middle school students in full beekeeping gear examines one of the hives their school keeps in the woods nearby. “Ooh, there’s honey!” says one excitedly. “I see nectar!” says another.
Teachers have long known that rote memorization can lead to a superficial grasp of material that is quickly forgotten. But new research in the field of neuroscience is starting to shed light on the ways that brains are wired to forget-highlighting the importance of strategies to retain knowledge and make learning stick.