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Teaching with Poverty in Mind

What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It
Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612106
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 2540
In Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. Jensen argues that although chronic exposure to poverty can result in detrimental changes to the brain, the brain's very ability to adapt from experience means that poor children can also experience emotional, social, and academic success. A brain that is susceptible to adverse environmental effects is equally susceptible to the positive effects of rich, balanced learning environments and caring relationships that build students' resilience, self-esteem, and character. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, Teaching with Poverty in Mind reveals * What poverty is and how it affects students in school; * What drives change both at the macro level (within schools and districts) and at the micro level (inside a student's brain); * Effective strategies from those who have succeeded and ways to replicate those best practices at your own school; and * How to engage the resources necessary to make change happen. Too often, we talk about change while maintaining a culture of excuses. We can do better. Although no magic bullet can offset the grave challenges faced daily by disadvantaged children, this timely resource shines a spotlight on what matters most, providing an inspiring and practical guide for enriching the minds and lives of all your students.

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Teaching with Poverty in Mind

What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and what Schools Can Do about it
Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416608842
Category: Education
Page: 184
View: 7959
Examines the effects of long-term poverty on the brains of poor children and identifies several positive factors and strategies which can improve their academic success.

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Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement
Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416617248
Category: Education
Page: 197
View: 6591
In this galvanizing follow-up to the best-selling Teaching with Poverty in Mind, renowned educator and learning expert Eric Jensen digs deeper into engagement as the key factor in the academic success of economically disadvantaged students. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind reveals * Smart, purposeful engagement strategies that all teachers can use to expand students' cognitive capacity, increase motivation and effort, and build deep, enduring understanding of content. * The (until-now) unwritten rules for engagement that are essential for increasing student achievement. * How automating engagement in the classroom can help teachers use instructional time more effectively and empower students to take ownership of their learning. * Steps you can take to create an exciting yet realistic implementation plan. Too many of our most vulnerable students are tuning out and dropping out because of our failure to engage them. It's time to set the bar higher. Until we make school the best part of every student's day, we will struggle with attendance, achievement, and graduation rates. This timely resource will help you take immediate action to revitalize and enrich your practice so that all your students may thrive in school and beyond.

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Teaching with the Brain in Mind


Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416600302
Category: Education
Page: 186
View: 354
Discusses how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching.

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A Mind Shaped by Poverty

Ten Things Educators Should Know
Author: Regenia Rawlinson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781936236725
Category: Education
Page: 56
View: 9959
Children who live in poverty want the same things other children want—to be treated with respect and given equal opportunities. Unfortunately, many students living in poverty enter school with barriers that interfere with learning and make it more dif?cult for them to achieve. In the essential guide A Mind Shaped by Poverty: Ten Things Educators Should Know, educator Regenia Rawlinson shares a comprehensive look at how poverty affects academic success and what educators can do to solve the problem. Rawlinson draws on thirty years of experience as a teacher, school counselor, and district administrator as she explores ten phenomena that will help other educators understand the ways in which living in poverty has the potential to shape a child’s mind. While offering strategies for teachers to help students overcome the effects of a debilitating indigent mindset, Rawlinson also shares compelling details from her own poverty-stricken childhood and how her own experiences shaped her beliefs about herself. A Mind Shaped by Poverty: Ten Things Educators Should Know helps teachers enhance students’ confidence, improve academic achievement, and most importantly, banish the negative effects of a poverty mindset.

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Educating Students in Poverty

Effective Practices for Leadership and Teaching
Author: Mark Lineburg,Rex Gearheart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317921259
Category: Education
Page: 208
View: 3393
Tackling a growing challenge in today’s schools, experienced educators Lineburg and Gearheart present an honest picture of how poverty affects students, families, and the school community at large. They offer a host of practical applications that can be used in every school district in America to meet those challenges head-on! Written for preK–12 teachers, leaders, and staff, Educating Students in Poverty provides essential strategies to help socioeconomically disadvantaged students achieve academic and lifelong success. Backed up with firsthand experiences and relevant research, these proactive instructional and administrative approaches cover a variety of topics, including: Advocating for underprivileged students Improving school climate and culture Engaging and communicating with families Instructional techniques and discipline issues Student health and safety This book is a must-have resource for any educator whose goal is to maximize the learning potential of every student.

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Understanding Poverty in the Classroom

Changing Perceptions for Student Success
Author: Beth Lindsay Templeton
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610483650
Category: Education
Page: 114
View: 8389
Understanding Poverty in the Classroom identifies perceptual differences, teaches strategies to address the special needs of children from poverty, encourages teachers to learn about the neighborhoods where their students live and what to look for in those areas, confronts myths about poverty, and reinforces learning with specific illustrations.

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Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools


Author: William H. Parrett,Kathleen M. Budge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614389
Category: Education
Page: 221
View: 3382
Is it possible for high-poverty schools to be high achieving? Of course it is! Real schools with students living in poverty do post high levels of student achievement. Learn what these schools do to help students succeed--and how you and your school can adopt the same practices--no matter what socio-economic climate students live in. Lessons learned and practical advice from seven of these high-performing/high-poverty (HP/HP) schools, along with hundreds of others that have been the subject of intensive research, are the focus of this book. Authors William Parrett and Kathleen Budge have synthesized the research, studied the schools in depth, and show you critical components that set these institutions apart from their struggling peers. After setting the context by examining poverty and its stunning effects on students, the authors then zero in on what HP/HP schools stopped doing or eliminated and what they started doing or improved on in three key areas of performance: * Building leadership capacity; * Fostering a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment; and; * Focusing on student, professional, and system learning.; Principals, teacher-leaders, and district leaders can benefit from the real-world examples and practical guidelines, all based on research and experience. Rather than suggesting a one-size-fits-all approach, the authors acknowledge the unique context of individual schools and urge readers to engage in self-assessment, reflection, and coordinated action to learn together and lead together, with rubrics and planning templates provided to guide the process. The reality is that any school willing to refocus its efforts can become a high-performing school.

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Poverty Is NOT a Learning Disability

Equalizing Opportunities for Low SES Students
Author: Tish Howard,Sandy Grogan Dresser,Dennis R. Dunklee
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632200937
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 1210
Children of low socioeconomic status often enter school with poor skills, leading them to be misidentified as learning disabled. Educators in Grades K–12 can allocate resources for special education services more effectively and meet the needs of low SES students by preventing students from being placed in the wrong program and by providing readiness supports. Offering an in-depth look at schools that have realized effective results in remarkable time frames, the authors challenge educators and parents to consider how low expectations can affect student achievement—and emphasize optimism as a necessary tenet of schools' day-to-day teaching/learning programs and school-community relationships. This resource provides: Training resources for teaching low SES students Assessment tools for identifying learning needs Strategies for building relationships of trust and collaboration throughout the school community Data charts that illustrate the increase in student achievement from schoolwide initiatives A bibliography and glossary of pertinent research and terminology With these strategies and tools, schools can meet the developmental and environmental needs of their most vulnerable students and watch student achievement and confidence soar!

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Why Culture Counts

Teaching Children in Poverty
Author: Donna Walker-Tileston,Sandra Darling
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1934009792
Category: Education
Page: 80
View: 9192
Learn a four-step research-based program for differentiating instruction based on the cultural needs, beliefs, and values of diverse learners. The authors show you how to build teacher background knowledge; plan for differentiation; and differentiate context, content, process, product, and assessment. This book provides an opportunity for the education community to engage students at risk whom our schools have often failed.

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Uncertain Lives

Children of Promise, Teachers of Hope
Author: Robert V. Bullough
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807740453
Category: Education
Page: 127
View: 3779
Written for all those who are concerned about the plight of children in America, most especially future school teachers, Uncertain Lives tells the stories of 34 children, enrolled in a K–6 urban school. The tale told is one of children doing the best they know how under trying life circumstances. Presenting the voices of the children themselves, Robert Bullough puts a hopeful and ultimately human face on what are otherwise grim statistics.

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Fierce Teaching

Purpose, Passion, and What Matters Most
Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145229528X
Category: Education
Page: 120
View: 6848
Achieve consistent, positive teaching results using these brain-compatible methods that are readily adaptable to individual learning styles, aligned with current research, and applicable to all grade levels.

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Disrupting Poverty

Five Powerful Classroom Practices
Author: Kathleen M. Budge,William H. Parrett
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625275
Category: Education
Page: 176
View: 6689
Drawing upon decades of research and myriad authentic classroom experiences, Kathleen M. Budge and William H. Parrett dispel harmful myths, explain the facts, and urge educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students. They share the powerful voices of teachers—many of whom grew up in poverty—to amplify the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools: (1) caring relationships and advocacy, (2) high expectations and support, (3) commitment to equity, (4) professional accountability for learning, and (5) the courage and will to act. Readers will explore classroom-tested strategies and practices, plus online templates and exercises that can be used for personal reflection or ongoing collaboration with colleagues. Disrupting Poverty provides teachers, administrators, coaches, and others with the background information and the practical tools needed to help students break free from the cycle of poverty.

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Arts with the Brain in Mind


Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416600744
Category: Education
Page: 150
View: 2071
Publisher description: This book presents the definitive case, based on what we know about the brain and learning, for making arts a core part of the basic curriculum and thoughtfully integrating them into every subject. Separate chapters address musical, visual, and kinesthetic arts in ways that reveal their influence on learning.

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Helping Children Succeed

What Works and Why
Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544935314
Category: Education
Page: 144
View: 5119
From the New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed, an essential handbook of “informative and effective methods to help children overcome issues and thrive at home and in school”*—now including sixteen new infographics! In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children’s success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them take to improve their chances for a positive future? Tough once again encourages us to think in a new way about the challenges of childhood. Mining the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, he provides us with insights and strategies for a new approach to childhood adversity, one designed to help many more children succeed. * (Kirkus Reviews)

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Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty

Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap
Author: Paul C. Gorski
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807776726
Category: Education
Page: 257
View: 1056
This influential book describes the knowledge and skills educators need to recognize and combat the bias and inequity that undermine educational engagement for students experiencing poverty. This edition features revisions based on new research and lessons from the author’s professional development work, including the dangers of “grit” and deficit perspectives. “A must-read for educators in schools of all kinds. This accessible, highly relevant book empowers teachers with tools they can use today. Read it, talk about it with your friends and colleagues, and use it as a guide for your next project in educational activism! Our students’ school experiences will surely be better for it.” —Rethinking Schools “Provides a good overview of the topic, delivers clear, well-researched information, and helps all educators expand their knowledge of poverty and social class.” —Choice “Gorski provides practical strategies for teachers, administrators, and school staff that will help immediately improve schools, particularly for the most marginalized students.” —Cheryl Robinson, cultural competency coordinator, Alexandria City Public Schools, Virginia

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The Book of Learning and Forgetting


Author: Frank Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780807737507
Category: Education
Page: 133
View: 8841
A renowned educator explains how schools and educational authorities systematically obstruct the powerful inherent learning abilities of children, creating handicaps that often persist through life. This book will help educators and parents to combat sterile attitudes toward teaching and learning and prevent current practices from doing further harm.

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Reach for Greatness

Personalizable Education for All Children
Author: Yong Zhao
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506316085
Category: Education
Page: 120
View: 1925
How do you close the achievement gap? Start by changing the question. When we use the achievement gap to define success, we shortchange our students. It’s time to recognize that the potential for greatness lies in a unique form within each child—and that the goal of education should be to encourage and develop it. This inspiring manifesto brings in research from different disciplines and demonstrates how to uncover individual greatness by giving students control of their learning. You’ll also find: Strategies for implementing personalizable education Examples showing practices that have gone wrong—and right Guidance for teaching disadvantaged students

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Teaching/Engaging with Poverty in Mind Two Book Set


Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781416618898
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 5819
This two-book set provides practical insights into the effects of poverty on learning and what strategies teachers can use to better engage students in the face of these difficulties. In Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. Jensen argues that although chronic exposure to poverty can result in detrimental changes to the brain, the brain's very ability to adapt from experience means that poor children can also experience emotional, social, and academic success. A brain that is susceptible to adverse environmental effects is equally susceptible to the positive effects of rich, balanced learning environments and caring relationships that build students' resilience, self-esteem, and character. In Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement, Jensen digs deeper into engagement as the key factor in the academic success of economically disadvantaged students. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, this book reveals smart, purposeful engagement strategies that all teachers can use to expand students' cognitive capacity, increase motivation and effort, and build deep, enduring understanding of content. Too many of our most vulnerable students are tuning out and dropping out because of our failure to engage them. This timely resource will help you take immediate action to revitalize and enrich your practice so that all your students may thrive in school and beyond.

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Building a Culture of Hope

Enriching Schools With Optimism and Opportunity
Author: Robert D. Barr,Emily L. Gibson
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936764636
Category: Education
Page: 144
View: 4231
Research demonstrates that children of poverty need more than just academic instruction to succeed. Discover a blueprint for turning low-performing schools into Cultures of Hope! The authors draw from their own experiences working with high-poverty, high-achieving schools to illustrate how to support students with an approach that considers social as well as emotional factors in education.