Memorable Learning

How to remember what you learned? 

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. — Benjamin Franklin

Memory is very important in learning. The mind is built to retain general information about a place. 
Our brain has multiple Memory Systems:

  • Naturally super-sized and outstanding 
  • Hippocampus 
    • Brain System 
    • Store new information in the cortex 
    • Memory of events and perceptions 
    • Responsible for the memory consolidation process
  • Neural Hooks 
    • Built by evoking the senses
      • Smells/sounds
    • Makes it easier to recall the concept and what it means
  • Visual and Spacial Memory 
    • Images
      • Connect directly to your right brain’s visual spacial centers 
      • Helps you to encapsulate concepts 
      • The funnier and evocative – the better 
    • Beginning to Tap
      • Try to make a very memorable visual image 
      • Representing key item you want to remember
  • Working Memory
    • Temporary 
    • You need to focus your attention to bring things to working memory 


In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply. — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

In order to convert the concepts into Long-Term Memory:

  • Concepts 
    • Draw 
    • Should be memorable 
  • Repetition 
    • Solidify and strengthen neural patterns 
    • Sporadically over several days 
    • Increase your spacing – Gradually 
      • A few minutes in the morning 
      • Gradually extend the time between your repetitions 
  • Index cards 
    • Enhance retention 
    • Saying (Audio hooks)
  • Handwriting 
    • Helps to deeply encode 
    • Converts information into neural memory structures 
  • Sleep
    • Mind repeats patterns 
    • Pieces together solutions 


There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. — Krishnamurti

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