$20.00

(35 customer reviews)

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

Teaching is not just about the grade level or the content being imparted to students. It is also about knowing the students and meeting their needs. In Closing the Achievement Gap for Students Raised in Poverty – Intelligence and Achievement, Dr. Joyce Juntune explains how students raised in poverty struggle with verbal skills, which are essential for success in an academic setting. If these needs are not addressed, students will not be able to truly engage with content or progress academically. In this course, Dr. Juntune explains the issues in depth and provides recommendations for how to address the achievement gap and help students with low verbal skills toward success.

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There are many complex reasons why students from low-income backgrounds struggle academically. The verbal intelligence gap between low-income students and the rest of their peers demonstrates the effect of all those reasons. Low-income students struggle with verbal memory and lack the verbal skills of middle-class students. When these students cannot remember instructions and they lack the verbal skills to recount information, it makes sense that they would struggle academically.

In Closing the Achievement Gap for Students Raised in Poverty – Intelligence and Achievement, Dr. Joyce Juntune explores the reasons and the effects of the gap in verbal skills for students raised in poverty. She explains three skills that will help to bridge this gap: using nonverbal skills to build verbal skills (mindsketching), building complex language, and building verbal memory.

In this 1-hour course, teachers will learn about:

  • The achievement gap and students in poverty
  • How intelligence and achievement are related
  • Problems caused by verbal/nonverbal intelligence gaps

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35 reviews for Closing the Achievement Gap for Students Raised in Poverty – Intelligence and Achievement

  1. maria – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    relevant to my students (low social economic area)

  2. Esperanza – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    As a teacher of children of poverty, this seminar has completely validated what I have always said about my kids, especially my second language learners.

  3. Esperanza – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    As a teacher of children of poverty, this seminar has completely validated what I have always said about my kids, especially my second language learners.

  4. Esperanza – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    As a teacher of children of poverty, this seminar has completely validated what I have always said about my kids, especially my second language learners.

  5. Esperanza – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    As a teacher of children of poverty, this seminar has completely validated what I have always said about my kids, especially my second language learners.

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