The "M" in our acronym "CHROME" means that we must link the learning to something that is meaningful, or relevant, for the learner.
If you help the students understand why the course content is useful to know, they will more likely pay attention. When learners pay attention, they are able to transfer information from short-term to long-term memory. This is the basic building block of learning.
Dr. Rhoda Wolle is the Dean of Student Success and an Associate Professor of Education at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee. She teaches Educational Psychology in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She received her BS in Secondary Education from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN. She was awarded an MA in Education, with special emphasis on students at risk, from Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI. She earned her PhD in Educational Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Wolle has spoken internationally to thousands of educators, parents, and teens on the topic of education. She is a member of St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, music, reading, sports, golf, sailing, and walking her dog, Kipper.