How Regular Memorization Strengthens Your Brain

The Lutheran Schools Partnership here in Fort Wayne recently published a blog post discussing what many schools, including ours, call "memory work." At Redeemer Classical School, students memorize hymns, Bible verses, poetry, science and math facts, theology through the catechism, folk songs, geography, excerpts of famous historical documents and speeches such as the preamble to … Continue reading How Regular Memorization Strengthens Your Brain

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Stop Googling Everything and Memorize

It's common nowadays to hear this from school leaders: "Kids don't need to memorize anything now that we have Google." Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, takes on this misconception in the Huffington Post. He writes: ...in the hustle to get beyond memory we miss some fine things. The drudgery that comes … Continue reading Stop Googling Everything and Memorize