This book was written as a part of a Masters in Education program to give guidance and support in working memory for teachers in the junior and intermediate divisions. With growing research into how working memory affects learning, it is important to ensure that we, as educators, are armed with the most current knowledge and strategies to help our students.
Through research, it has come to my attention that not all teachers are given professional development or resources related to working memory. This handbook is meant to fill the gap and ensure that one of the brain’s most vital functions related to learning is covered for Ontario teachers. This resource also provides an assessment tool to help you identify students-at-risk within your class.
I know how easy it is for students with difficulty in working memory to be over looked or not noticed in an inclusive classroom. These students are good at creating their own strategies to hide their difficulties. Let’s make sure that we can spot them, and help them!