Monday Memo

October 12, 2015

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY: 7:45am: Meeting/Barber

12:30PM: Meeting @ Carter/Barber

TUESDAY: 3:00pm: Principals Meeting/Barber/Mishler

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY: Rhonda Is out of the district

Wear your colors: MSU vs. Michigan/Staff Jean Day

Students in Poverty and Working Memory

Students from families of generational poverty also often need to straighten their working memory and to strengthen and lengthen their attention spans (Eric Jenson, Teaching with Poverty in Mind). Activities such as high interest reading, reflective writing assignments, learning to plan an instrument, and painting can help student build stamina and lengthen the attention span to handle higher level thinking tasks. The working memory can be developed and strengthened through strategic games. This brain training has shown to increase reasoning IQ by 13% when done systematically on a weekly basis.

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