A mnemonic is an instructional strategy designed to help students memorize information. The technique connects new learning to prior knowledge through the use of visual and/or auditory cues. The basic types of mnemonic devices rely on the use of key words, rhymes, or acronyms. Next time you and your family are on a road trip or in line at the store, have some summer fun by coming up with your own mnemonics and memory tricks!
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Text that explains, informs, describes, or persuades the reader. Textbooks are an example of expository reading. Students must understand how expository reading is constructed if they are to extract its meaning accurately.
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Research & News
As flipped learning becomes an increasingly popular instructional strategy, many are wondering whether it's effective enough to justify the hype. The Flipped Learning Network (FLN), Pearson and researchers at George Mason University conducted case studies to answer that important question.
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