Memorization Using the Memory Palace Technique

Memorization Using the Memory Palace Technique

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course explores the memory palace mnemonic tool and how it can assist you in memorizing complex topics using vivid imagery. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. You will learn about how to implement this idea in your classroom and support your students in improving their memorization strategies.

3 Months Access / 1 Course Hrs
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The memory palace, also called the memory mansion, mental palace, or mind palace method, is a mnemonic tool that you can use to enhance your memorization of ideas. It assists you in creating vivid imagery in your mind as you work to memorize increasingly long and complex concepts. In this teacher professional development course, you will learn more about how spatial memory works and how the memory palace can support memorization. Then, you will learn a method for teaching this strategy to your students to enhance their memories while studying concepts for your classroom. The course comes with a downloadable PDF of the content and a graphic organizer that supports you in teaching this memorization technique to your students.


  1. Memorizing Using the Memory Palace Technique Course Content
    1. The video and article will provide you with an understanding of the memory palace and how it can be used as a technique to memorize a significant amount of content. The course also includes some "Reflect or Discuss" prompts to help you connect with the course content and ends with a "Try This Task" to guide you explicitly on how you might implement the ideas into the classroom.
  2. Quiz
    1. You will answer questions related to learning and memory. Quizzes are automatically scored and provide feedback on answer choice rationale.
  3. Implementation Reflection
    1. The reflection prompt requires you to plan for use of the "try this task" by either reflecting on the content yourself or discussing them with the colleague. You will then discuss a new concept you can attempt to implement in the future based on something you learned in the course.
  4. Considerations for Implementation
    1. This short statement helps you reflect on your ideas and assess whether you might be successful in your implementation.
  5. Videos and Further Reading
    1. Additional content suggestions are provided to enhance and expand your understanding of memorization strategies.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14732