Closing the Achievement Gap for Students Raised in Poverty – Developing Memory


Presenter: Joyce Juntune
T-TESS Domain:  Planning 1.1, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.4
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

If students cannot remember what they are being taught, then they cannot learn. While this is a rather obvious statement, it holds the key to academic success for students from low-income backgrounds. Research has shown that verbal memory is an area where these students lag behind their peers, making it difficult for them to keep up with day-to-day learning tasks. This compounds into big achievement gaps over time. In Closing the Achievement Gap for Students Raised in Poverty – Developing Memory, Dr. Joyce Juntune equips teachers with knowledge and classroom activities to help these students grow their memory capacity.

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School is for the most part verbal. It makes sense that students whose verbal memory skills are deficient would struggle. Research shows that is exactly the case for students raised in poverty. They tend to score strong in nonverbal intelligence but lower than their peers in verbal intelligence and verbal skills. In the classroom, this means they have a hard time remembering instructions, and they struggle to remember content.

The first step in building verbal intelligence is to help students develop memory skills. In Closing the Achievement Gap for Students Raised in Poverty – Developing Memory, Dr. Joyce Juntune imparts practical knowledge and easy-to-implement memory activities. These strategies help students learn how to remember things, build on their natural memory skills, and help them build capacity in the classroom.

In this 1-hour course, teachers will learn:

  • The connection between memory and building intelligence Strategies for developing memory
  • Memory activities such as sketching and sequencing

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29 reviews for Closing the Achievement Gap for Students Raised in Poverty – Developing Memory

  1. Armando – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)


  2. Debbie – GALVESTON ISD (verified owner)

    This is a good way to teach memory skills students are lacking

  3. Carrie – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    This course was beneficial for learning about memory.

  4. Mark – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner)

    Very applicable to my student groups.

  5. Becky – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    This explained a lot about why my students have so much trouble remembering information. I will be using several of the activities to help increase their memory capacity.

  6. Melissa – FRENSHIP ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this lesson. The speaker is experienced and very interesting!

  7. Michelle – BLANCHESTER LOCAL (verified owner)

    Super interesting concepts.

  8. Stacey – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)


  9. Brandi – MARION CITY (verified owner)

    I learned a lot about how to help my students develop verbal intelligence.

  10. maria – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    .very informative

  11. Gladys – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    There was so much interesting information.

  12. enrique – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    excellent presentation

  13. Marie – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    She is awesome.

  14. Mayra – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)


  15. Bethany – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    great course

  16. maria – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    loved the memory building/developing strategies

  17. Kristi – BURLESON ISD (verified owner)

    I appreciated the practical examples of how to actively teach memory skills.

  18. Sandi – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    It was pertinent to my students needs.

  19. Patricia – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    this course and the included strategies are very much needed in my low socio-economic school.

  20. Dionna – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    The memory ideas are great activities to implement into the classroom for all students!

  21. Dawn – LUBBOCK ISD (verified owner)

    This was a great course and reminder that some kids need to have ways and strategies that will help them even our poverty students.

  22. Leticia – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    Great course with great things to implement to help my students build verbal intelligence!

  23. Gynna – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)


  24. Timothy – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)

    Very helpful.

  25. Kayla – ALAMO HEIGHTS ISD (verified owner)

    Great full course on closing the gap.

  26. Anabel – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)


  27. Marcy – PLANO ISD (verified owner)

    Interesting informatiom

  28. Tanya – Mobile County School District (verified owner)

    I always look forward to Dr. Juntune’s presentations, and I recommend them to my colleagues.

  29. Denise – Private Pay (verified owner)

    Great information on helping students to develop memory and memory skills!

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