Navigating Your Child's Education: Grades 1-5

Sandra Cupp

Sandra Cupp has nearly 40 years of experience in elementary school teaching. She served as a 4th grade teacher at Worthington Christian School from 2004 until her retirement in 2021.

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Does Memorization Still Matter?

By Sandra Cupp on Sep 23, 2021 8:00 PM

In the 40 years that I have been teaching, I have seen a lot of changes in the world of education. In my earliest years in the classroom, rote learning was the primary way that knowledge was transferred from teacher to student. Rote learning relies heavily on the repetition of material for the purpose of memorizing it. This teaching technique was widely used across all disciplines. Students memorized important dates and events in history class, entire music pieces in music class, famous poems in language arts class, and math facts and equations in math class.

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