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Optimizing Working Memory in the Classroom

Research shows that distractions, confusing material, or an overwhelming amount of information can tax a student’s working memory. Here’s how to better support this essential executive function.

August 13, 2021

Working memory is crucial to learning—providing both the cognitive space and the cognitive tools to process new thinking. If you’re looking for the research cited in the video, see the list below:

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