Facilitating Learning I
Connection is when we connect the content to past learning or experiences. Personal relevance is when we link learning to the students' survival and/or well being. Like a dog owner puts a pill inside a food the dog enjoys to get the pill in the dog's system a teacher must wrap the content in something the learner enjoys. Since the brain is not made to remember details, mental models help learners create artifacts so that the learning sticks. Mental models put these details with an image. I was not as familiar with locale memory, but realized it is something I do every week as we use our body parts to cheer word wall words. Locale memory is where the teacher "organize[s] information around the learner's position … in three-dimensional space" (Rutherford).