I’m learning to ask students what they remember from the last lesson as a way to enhance their learning. As I read the research about memory and helping people retrieve knowledge, I think about applying this to my own life.
Do I remember what I learned yesterday? What did I think about? What mattered? What was my favorite moment?
Taking time in the morning to reflect on the day before builds all those connections and helps me celebrate and remember the good things in my days. To further solidify something I want to remember, it’s also good to begin this activity at night, right before bedtime. What did I love about this day? What am I most thankful for? What memory do I wish to treasure?