Role of Memory in School Success (part 1)

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Memory plays a key role in students’ success in school. In this two-session we examine memory from two points of view: the typical memory demands made on students in school and what it is like for a student who struggles with some aspect of memory. Participants will learn about some of the mind’s systems for taking in and storing information, and making it available as needed.

Claire Wurtzel

Claire Wurtzel, MS, Co-Educational Director of Hidden Sparks, recently retired as the Director of Faculty Development for the Churchill School and Center in New York. Prior to this position, Ms. Wurtzel was the Director of Faculty Development for the New York City Schools Attuned initiative for All Kinds of Minds, an institute co-founded by Dr. Mel Levine and Charles Schwab to help educators work effectively with struggling learners. In her capacity as Director, she oversaw Schools Attuned courses, mentor training and facilitator training for over 400 New York City schools.