EDUU 9803: Teaching for Retention

As educators we strive to help our students recall what has been taught to them. Discover a proven, research based, and easy-to-follow framework for teaching students so they remember.

Course Overview

As educators we strive for the knowledge that we teach our students to be appropriately stored in their brain so that they can easily access it when necessary. There is little point in teaching something new if students can’t recall it later. Discover a proven, research based, and easy-to-follow framework for teaching students so they remember.

Teaching for Retention requires one book entitled How To Teach So Students Remember (2nd Edition) by Marilee Sprenger. This book must be purchased separately and can be found at

Course Objectives:

After completing the course Teaching for Retention, you will demonstrate or indicate:

  • How you currently teach for retention.
  • Knowledge of how our memory works and classroom strategies to enhance it.
  • How to create classroom environments optimal for memory, learning, and assessment
  • Knowledge of the seven steps to memory and learning.
  • How to create curriculum that utilizes the seven steps of memory and learning.
  • Demonstrate an improved ability to teach so student remember beyond the test.

Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards

This course aligns to the following professional teaching standards:

  • Engaging and Supporting all Students in Learning
  • Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for Student Learning
  • Understanding and Organizing Subject Matter for Student Learning
  • Planning Instruction and Designing learning Experiences for all Students
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Ryan Pickett

B.A., M.S. in Counseling Clinical School Psychology

K-12 School Psychologist 20+ years.

Collegiate Professional Development Coordinator, Developer, and Instructor 16+.

“I take pride in helping educators enhance student learning while bringing passion into their classrooms.”

Ryan loves spending time with family and friends, especially outdoors. His favorite activities include snowboarding, golf, and hiking.