Retrieval Practice Clock


This resource offers a classroom template for teachers to use retrieval practice clocks as a methodology for improving long-term retention. It’s important to ensure no restudy takes place, or any assessment is given.

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Date Updated: 27th February 2023Date Created: 8th November 2020 SKU: Retrieval Practice Clock Categories: , Tags: ,

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Ideally, teachers should provide students with a blank template to reduce time creating the resource in the lesson. It’s also possible to prepare differentiated versions with titles and part-examples completed to support groups of learners. Each stage of the clock represents one part of the lesson or curriculum content. Each stage is timed and has no high-stakes assessment linked.

The most important point to remember is that retrieval practice is the simple art of writing it down or saying it out aloud. No restudy should be completed if you wish to improve long-term retention…

It’s also worth reading TeachGeogBlog for earlier sources.


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