Memorization expert Anita Acai on how to unlearn all those bad study habits you developed from rote learning in high school

Just the facts: Rote learning is wrong.

How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?   “It is not primarily what individuals know or do not know, but more what are their skills in acquiring, utilizing, diffusing and creating knowledge that are important for economic progress and social change.” - Dr. Pasi Sahlberg

How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?

How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing? - The Globe and Mail

Rote learning is not primary to a quality education, but it is essential. Take multiplication facts, for example. It is next to impossible for any higher math to be understood without having these down pat. The times I have rushed my children forward before they had memorized these beauties caused us all undue frustration. The… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Multiplication Memorization

Tips and Tricks for Multiplication Memorization

Learning USA Geography? These State Trading Cards will make it fun and exciting! Facts on the states and more!

These trading cards can be used to help students learn geography! It These State Trading Cards will make it fun and exciting!

A set of 10 interactive exercises to help students get a solid foundation in Spanish verb meanings and conjugations.  Let me share a few thoughts with you. I taught Spanish for 12 years and developed an extensive Spanish-instruction website to help my students. My exercises really led to mastery -- and trust me, the ones in the textbooks generally didn't.  My secrets? My techniques?   Integrate word meanings with grammar to promote true comprehension instead of rote learning...

Spanish Interactive Exercises -- Present Tense of Regular -ar Verbs

A set of 10 interactive exercises to help students get a solid foundation in Spanish verb meanings and conjugations. Let me share a few thoughts with you. I taught Spanish for 12 years and developed an extensive Spanish-instruction website to help my students. My exercises really led to mastery -- and trust me, the ones in the textbooks generally didn't. My secrets? My techniques? Integrate word meanings with grammar to promote true comprehension instead of rote learning...

A set of 10 interactive exercises to help students get a solid foundation in Spanish verb meanings and conjugations.  Let me share a few thoughts with you. I taught Spanish for 12 years and developed an extensive Spanish-instruction website to help my students. My exercises really led to mastery -- and trust me, the ones in the textbooks generally didn't.  My secrets? My techniques?   Integrate word meanings with grammar to promote true comprehension instead of rote learning...

Spanish Interactive Exercises -- Present Tense of Regular -ar Verbs

A set of 10 exercises that help students master both Spanish verb meanings *and* their conjugations. Makes differentiated learning a snap; builds in practice designed to target common problem areas!

Former teacher Hirokazu Okuhira is concerned that the current education system in Japan is more about rote learning than helping students find career paths. The advantage of online schooling, Okuhira said, is to give students spare time to work on topics they are most interested in without being confined by timing and physical location. “Rather than teaching what they know, a teacher’s role today should be to act as a coordinator who instructs students on how to search websites and…

Online school aims to help students find their calling as they prepare to enter university

Former teacher Hirokazu Okuhira is concerned that the current education system in Japan is more about rote learning than helping students find career paths

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