MEMTRIX Learning Management FAQs
The Study Script acts as an ‘anticipatory set’ to create interest in a topic or theme assigned. Learners like puzzles.
The learner identifies the Key Concepts found in the theme or topic assigned. Notes are recorded with cursive writing on the Study Script (if possible). Declarative Content Knowledge results.
Cursive writing is favorable for note-taking because it also improves brain development in the areas of thinking, language, and working memory. Cursive handwriting stimulates brain synapses and synchronicity between the left and right brain hemispheres, something absent from printing, typing, and texting. Front. Psychol., 28 July 2020 Sec. Educational Psychology Volume 11 - 2020.
Similar to cursive writing, the Study Script attempts to stimulate a simultaneous bond between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Neurophysiology research indicates that short-term memory will expand to long-term memory capacity when this occurs. Content Right Brain + Context Left Brain.
Feldman-Barrett, 2020, “Your brain predicts and prepares your actions using your past experiences” (p. 78). The secret of the Study Script is in the learner’s brain triggers formed very early in life. Reading and remembering the assignment becomes one’s past experience. Note-taking also becomes one’s past experience. Memory results when one applies the brain triggers to the cursive (if possible) notes.
An embedded formative assessment for real-time intervention; Rubrics and Production Rules unseen by the student initially; immediate feedback by the teacher to the students. How to decode transitive verbs to create meanings found in the assignment’s themes or topics.
The best practice in using the Study Script is to create a team of three to learn. When the numbers don’t work out for three, change to pair and share groups of two. Avoid a group of four. Teams may collaborate and cooperate in problem-solving and decision-making. Multimedia team contact aimed at learning the assignment is approved away from the school setting.
No, but the teacher follows the Script for direction. The youngest of children are already using the seven smart triggers. These habits of the mind already exist in most children’s cerebral cortex. In other words, children and adults can retrieve them at will because they represent long-term memory capacity. The teacher facilitates the retrieval of these habits of the mind as the learners focus on goals, make decisions, and solve problems. As the children move from grade to grade, it becomes natural to retrieve the smart triggers when learning new subject matter. Thus, the need for a common curriculum.
The STUDY SCRIPT may be purchased at the memtrix.org website. Neurophysiology will soon lead education. Why not now?