Chunking is the breaking down of information into useable chucks. If the information is complex, it may be broken into chucks of 5 to 9 major points and then only one chuck is presented during each class. If the information is relatively simple, 5 to 9 major points of the information may be presented during each class.
When you notice students are not retaining what you have taught them during a class, it may be because you are teaching too many things during each class. By using chunks, you will be a more effective instructor.
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