Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick

doodling helps memoriesDoes doodling mean students are not paying attention? Well, it’s time to change your mind.

Instructional coaches Shelley Paul and Jill Gough had heard that doodling while taking notes could help improve attention, memory and learning. They tried doodling while on a 2-day conference. The experience convinced them “that something powerful happens when auditory learning is transposed into images.”

The practice of doodling is backed by neuroscience research. When ideas and concepts are encapsulated in an image, the brain remembers related information associated with that image.

Do you still think doodling is a waste of time? Read more about the practice of doodling here.


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