How to Convince Educators on the Value of Mnemonics

Many educators are turned off by the idea of simply teaching students memory for the sake of merely memorizing information - and for good reason. The way to convince them of the value of mnemonics is to approach the topic indirectly, by showing them that what you are really teaching them is creative thinking, and that it is in perfect agreement with current academic research on what creativity is. The fact of the matter is, being good and being fast at making up mnemonics and linking them is exactly what creativity is all about - connecting the unconnected, combining multiple new ideas in novel and original ways, flowing from one association to another with ease, and having flexibility as to the way you link and connect ideas.

Any further thoughts and suggestions on this topic are encouraged and welcome.