Ren and I are teaching a class on Blended Learning and we approached the first session by spending some time talking about how the mind the works. One interesting question posed is:
How do you get students to remember things if what you’re asking them to remember really can’t be attached to meaning?
One solution to this question is the use of mnemonics. Monica’s teacher (who, by the way, is awesome), use mnemonics constantly. They’re perfect little memory nuggets for Monica (and, as you can see below, are all kinds of fun). Love it.