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Reducing Cognitive Load The first way in which one can use research on learning to create better classroom practices addresses the limited capacity of the short-term working memory. Anything one can do to reduce cognitive load improves learning. The effective teacher recognizes that giving the students material to master is the mental equivalent of giving them packages to carry. With only one package, they can make a lot of progress in a hurry. If they are loaded down with many, they stagger around, have a lot more trouble, and can?t get as far. And when they experience the mental equivalent of many packages dumped on them at once, they are squashed flat and can?t learn anything.

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