“A warning about mnemonics, they should make learning easier not harder . . .
When mnemonics are used correctly, they can streamline the learning process . . .
An advantage of mnemonics is that they can be applied to a multitude of content information . . . So, for whatever you want to teach, there is probably a mnemonic for it.
A mnemonic for appropriate behavior during class lecture is SLANT:
- S= Sit up
- L= Lean forward
- A= Ask Questions
- N= Nod your head
- T= Track the teacher
Each letter of SLANT is a cue for a specific action that would be appropriate for the student to take in a classroom. Moreover, the word “slant” indicates the position of the body in the classroom, where the student is slanting forward and showing interest in what is going on.”
1. Create a helpful mnemonic.
2. Consider having your students create a mnemonic poster.
(example above from pinterest)