Understand it - make sure you understand the information. Ask a friend to explain it to you or try to explain it to someone else - this is the best way to find out if you really understand it. If you don't understand, go back to your teacher or to a friend and keep asking questions until you do understand it.
Concentrate - set yourself time limits for learning and concentrating. 10-15 minutes at a time is good, then stand and have a stretch, walk around and come back to it a few minutes later. Use Brain Gym to help you to wake up your brain!
Rehearse it out loud - speak out what you are learning, put it to music, make a tape and play it back.
Make a picture to remind you - use colours and pictures to help you to remember things.
Organize information into chunks - learn 'chunks' at a time -don't try to learn lots of unconnected information, as your brain will find it impossible to remember it.
Create associations - link new learning with learning that has gone before - this helps the brain to make links with what it already knows.
Build in unusual information - the brain will remember anything that is different, spooky, strange or funny - so build this in wherever you can.