Retrieval Practice

The most Powerful and Effective strategy for improving learning is Retrieval practice. 

What makes it effective, and why is it not as common as we would hope?

Retrieval practice is the strategy of recalling facts, concepts, or events from memory in order to enhance learning.

The act of retrieving something from your memory actually strengthens the connections holding it there, making it more likely that you’ll be able to recall it in the future. 

Evidence shows that retrieval practice is especially effective at increasing longer-term retention.

Chelsea PS's teaching methods are based on teachers having a deep understanding of how we learn and the impact retrieval practice has on the ability of our students to learn successfully

Click the links to read more about retrieval practice. 
Using Retrieval Practice to Increase Student Learning - Center for Teaching and Learning (

EfratFurst - Retrieval Practice (

3 Super Easy Ways for Kids to Practice Retrieval in Science (

What is retrieval practice? - YouTube