Using silly mnemonic devices to remember sequences really works. Typically, the mnemonic is given to the students. Remember Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge?
In order to remember the steps of mitosis in order, I give my students an example of a mnemonic, and then I have them come up with their own. The mnemonics are turned into drawings as a homework assignment. I show them my goofy artwork as inspiration.
Here’s mine: Paul Makes Awesome Tacos.
And, here’s one a student came up with: Pringles Make Amazing Treats.
See how creative your students can be! Feel free to copy my mnemonic onto an overhead for class, or design your own. Keep the really good ones and post them in your classroom or in a hallway display case.