Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Teaching with Poverty in Mind
Author: Eric Jensen
Release: 2010-06-16
Editor: ASCD
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781416612100
Language: en
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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.

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind
Author: Eric Jensen
Release: 2013-08-23
Editor: ASCD
Pages: 197
ISBN: 9781416617242
Language: en
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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.

Understanding Poverty in the Classroom

Understanding Poverty in the Classroom
Author: Beth Lindsay Templeton
Release: 2011-05-16
Editor: R&L Education
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9781610483650
Language: en
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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.

Poverty Is NOT a Learning Disability

Poverty Is NOT a Learning Disability
Author: Tish Howard
Release: 2015-01-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781632200938
Language: en
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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 terminologyWith these strategies and tools, schools can meet the developmental and environmental needs of their most vulnerable students and watch student achievement and confidence soar!

Teaching with the Brain in Mind

Teaching with the Brain in Mind
Author: Eric Jensen
Release: 2005-06-01
Editor: ASCD
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9781416615002
Language: en
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When the first edition of Teaching with the Brain in Mind was published in 1998, it quickly became an ASCD best-seller, and it has gone on to inspire thousands of educators to apply brain research in their classroom teaching. Now, author Eric Jensen is back with a completely revised and updated edition of his classic work, featuring new research and practical strategies to enhance student comprehension and improve student achievement. In easy to understand, engaging language, Jensen provides a basic orientation to the brain and its various systems and explains how they affect learning. After discussing what parents and educators can do to get children's brains in good shape for school, Jensen goes on to explore topics such as motivation, critical thinking skills, optimal educational environments, emotions, and memory. He offers fascinating insights on a number of specific issues, including * How to tap into the brain's natural reward system. * The value of feedback. * The importance of prior knowledge and mental models. * The vital link between movement and cognition. * Why stress impedes learning. * How social interaction affects the brain. * How to boost students' ability to encode, maintain, and retrieve learning. * Ways to connect brain research to curriculum, assessment, and staff development. Jensen's repeated message to educators is simple: You have far more influence on students' brains than you realize . . . and you have an obligation to take advantage of the incredible revelations that science is providing. The revised and updated edition of Teaching with the Brain in Mind helps you do just that.

Poor Students Richer Teaching

Poor Students  Richer Teaching
Author: Eric Jensen
Release: 2016-08-19
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1942496516
Language: en
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This research-based resource details the difficult but necessary work that K-12 teachers must undertake to positively impact students living in poverty. A companion to Poor Students, Rich Teaching, this book outlines three new mindsets that enhance teaching and strengthen students' learning: the positivity mindset, enrichment mindset, and graduation mindset. The author includes implementation strategies and lesson-planning tools. Benefits Understand the urgency of addressing US poverty and how it affects students. Learn three powerful mindsets to strengthen an attitude of academic optimism. Positively influence students' emotional states to impact achievement. Build students' cognitive capacity to support learning in spite of the challenges they face. Communicate the importance of autonomy and choice to engage all students for success. Contents Preface Introduction The New Normal Part One: Why the Positivity Mindset? Secrets of the Positivity Mindset Boost Optimism and Hope Build Positive Attitudes Foster Choice, Control, and Relevancy Change the Emotional Set Point Lock in the Positivity Mindset Part Two: Why the Enrichment Mindset? Secrets of the Enrichment Mindset Manage the Cognitive Load Develop Better Thinking Skills Enhance Study Skills and Vocabulary Build Better Memory Lock in the Enrichment Mindset Part Three: Why the Graduation Mindset? Secrets of the Graduation Mindset Support Alternative Solutions Prepare for College and Careers Lock in the Graduation Mindset Appendix A: Rich Lesson Planning Appendix B: Running Your Own Brain References and Resources Index

Arts with the Brain in Mind

Arts with the Brain in Mind
Author: Eric Jensen
Release: 2001-05-01
Editor: ASCD
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781416600749
Language: en
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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.

A Mind Shaped by Poverty

A Mind Shaped by Poverty
Author: Regenia M. Rawlinson
Release: 2014-07-21
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 62
ISBN: 1492993107
Language: en
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Regenia Rawlinson shares compelling details from her own poverty-stricken childhood and how her own experiences shaped her mindset and what she had to do (and is doing) to make her personal transcending journey. This ground-breaking book outlines ten of the ideas that contributed to the mind-set she adopted while living in poverty and their lifelong threat is a must read for anyone born, grew up, or living in poverty. Social service workers, pastors, community leaders, educators, and other individuals working with people living in poverty will find this book an invaluable resource. Rawlinson explores why this mindset is so destructive and how to transcend it to move from poverty to prosperity.

Super Teaching

Super Teaching
Author: Eric Jensen
Release: 2008-09-17
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781452207223
Language: es
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Empower students with proven strategies for brain-friendly instruction! This revised fourth edition offers more than 1,000 brain research–based teaching strategies along with reflections, affirmations, sidebars, bulleted lists, quotable quotes, and a wealth of instructional tools. The author shows how to improve instructional effectiveness, plan standards-based lessons, and optimize student learning with practical techniques such as: Matching instruction with learners' developmental stages Responding to unique learning styles with differentiated techniques Using assessment as part of instruction Addressing the learning needs of students in poverty Managing students' emotions with music and energizers Practicing positive teaching mind-sets to enhance student results

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom
Author: Matt Renwick
Release: 2017-08-31
Editor: ASCD
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9781416624646
Language: en
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Assessment is messy. Day-to-day, in-the-moment assessments not only reveal information that drives future instruction but also offer a comprehensive picture of students’ abilities and dispositions toward learning. As teachers, we might know what this looks and feels like, yet it can be hard to put into action—hence the messiness. Say hello to digital student portfolios—dynamic, digital collections of authentic information from different media, in many forms, and with multiple purposes. Using digital portfolios to capture student thinking and progress allows us to better see our students as readers, writers, and learners—and help students see themselves in the same way! Matt Renwick’s Digital Portfolios in the Classroom is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, Renwick helps educators navigate the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

Why Culture Counts

Why Culture Counts
Author: Donna Walker-Tileston,Sandra Darling
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Solution Tree Press
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781934009796
Language: en
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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.

Turning High Poverty Schools Into High Performing Schools

Turning High Poverty Schools Into High Performing Schools
Author: William H. Parrett,Kathleen M. Budge
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781416629023
Language: en
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Schools across the United States and Canada are disrupting the adverse effects of poverty and supporting students in ways that enable them to succeed in school and in life. In this second edition, Parrett and Budge show you how your school can achieve similar results. Expanding on their original framework's still-critical concepts of actions and school culture, they incorporate new insights for addressing equity, trauma, and social-emotional learning. These fresh perspectives combine with lessons learned from 12 additional high-poverty, high-performing schools to form the updated and enhanced Framework for Collective Action. Emphasizing students' social, emotional, and academic learning as the hub for all action in high-performing, high-poverty schools, the authors describe how educators can work within the expanded Framework to address the needs of all students, but particularly those who live in poverty. Equipped with the Framework and a plethora of tools to build collective efficacy (self-assessments, high-leverage questions, action advice, and more), school and district leaders--as well as teachers, teacher leaders, instructional coaches, and other staff--can close persistent opportunity gaps and reverse longstanding patterns of low achievement.

Brain Based Learning

Brain Based Learning
Author: Eric Jensen
Release: 2008-06-12
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781452295244
Language: en
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Adopt a teaching approach aligned with the brain's natural way of learning! An expert in brain research and brain-based teaching strategies, Eric Jensen offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the relationship between learning and the brain. Updated and streamlined, this second edition features in-depth information about the impact of physiological effects, sensory stimuli, and emotions on student learning and includes: A set of brain-based principles for informed decision making Low-cost teaching strategies that teachers can implement immediately Reader-friendly language accessible for both novice and veteran educators Easy-to-follow chapter outlines and helpful text boxes to emphasize key points

Rac e ing to Class

Rac e ing to Class
Author: H. Richard Milner
Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: Harvard Education Press
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781612507880
Language: en
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In this incisive and practical book, H. Richard Milner IV provides educators with a crucial understanding of how to teach students of color who live in poverty. Milner looks carefully at the circumstances of these students’ lives and describes how those circumstances profoundly affect their experiences within schools and classrooms. In a series of detailed chapters, Milner proposes effective practices—at district and school levels, and in individual classrooms—for school leaders and teachers who are committed to creating the best educational opportunities for these students. Building on established literature, new research, and a number of revelatory case studies, Milner casts essential light on the experiences of students and their families living in poverty, while pointing to educational strategies that are shaped with these students' unique circumstances in mind. Milner’s astute and nuanced account will fundamentally change how school leaders and teachers think about race and poverty—and how they can best serve these students in their schools and classrooms.

Poor Students Rich Teaching

Poor Students  Rich Teaching
Author: Eric Jensen
Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1947604635
Language: en
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There are three critical characteristics to know about poverty and education: The devastating effects of poverty are accelerating. Poverty affects both you and your students in multiple adverse ways. You have the power to reverse the academic impact poverty has on your students, and this comprehensive resource will show you how. In this revised and updated edition, two of Eric Jensen's top-selling books (Poor Students, Rich Teaching and Poor Students, Richer Teaching) have been merged into one must-read resource. Dr. Eric Jensen clearly defines seven mindsets essential for reaching economically disadvantaged students and shares corresponding strategies for ensuring college and career readiness for all learners, regardless of socioeconomic status. Motivate students to learn in the face of poverty using mindsets in the classroom: Understand the urgency of poverty in the United States and how poverty affects education, student engagement, and academic achievement. Learn how creating a positive school culture and a growth mindset for students can be beneficial in overcoming adversity. Gain seven high-impact mindsets that bring change: the relational mindset, achievement mindset, rich classroom climate mindset, engagement mindset, positivity mindset, enrichment mindset, and graduation mindset. Build effective teacher-student relationships, and help students see achievement as a reachable target. Create a welcoming classroom climate where all students love to learn and are engaged for success. Contents: Part One: Why the Relational Mindset? Chapter 1: Personalize the Learning Chapter 2: Connect Everyone for Success Chapter 3: Show Empathy Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Relational Mindset Part Two: Why the Achievement Mindset? Chapter 4: Set Gutsy Goals Chapter 5: Give Fabulous Feedback Chapter 6: Persist With Grit Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Achievement Mindset Part Three: Why the Positivity Mindset? Chapter 7: Boost Optimism and Hope Chapter 8: Build Positive Attitudes Chapter 9: Change the Emotional Set Point Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Positivity Mindset Part Four: Why the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset? Chapter 10: Engage Voice and Vision Chapter 11: Set Safe Classroom Norms Chapter 12: Foster Academic Optimism Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset Part Five: Why the Enrichment Mindset? Chapter 13: Manage the Cognitive Load Chapter 14: Develop Better Thinking Skills Chapter 15: Enhance Study Skills and Vocabulary Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Enrichment Mindset Part Six: Why the Engagement Mindset? Chapter 16: Engage for Maintenance and Stress Chapter 17: Engage for Setup and Buy-In Chapter 18: Engage to Build Community Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Engagement Mindset Part Seven: Why the Graduation Mindset? Chapter 19: Support Alternative Solutions Chapter 20: Prepare for College and Careers Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Graduation Mindset

The Working Class

The Working Class
Author: Ian Gilbert
Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Crown House Publishing Ltd
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781781353066
Language: en
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In The Working Class: Poverty, education and alternative voices, Ian Gilbert unites educators from across the UK and further afield to call on all those working in schools to adopt a more enlightened and empathetic approach to supporting children in challenging circumstances. One of the most intractable problems in modern education is how to close the widening gap in attainment between the haves and the have-nots. Unfortunately, successive governments both in the UK and abroad have gone about solving it the wrong way. Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert's increasing frustration with educational policies that favour 'no excuses' and 'compliance', and that ignore the broader issues of poverty and inequality, is shared by many others across the sphere of education - and this widespread disaffection has led to the assembly of a diverse cast of teachers, school leaders, academics and poets who unite in this book to challenge the status quo. Their thought-provoking commentary, ideas and impassioned anecdotal insights are presented in the form of essays, think pieces and poems that draw together a wealth of research on the issue and probe and discredit the current view on what is best for children from poorer socio-economic backgrounds. Exploring themes such as inclusion, aspiration, pedagogy and opportunity, the contributions collectively lift the veil of feigned 'equality of opportunity for all' to reveal the bigger picture of poverty and to articulate the hidden truth that there is always another way. This book is not about giving you all the answers, however. The contributors are not telling teachers or schools leaders how to run their schools, their classroom or their relationships - the field is too massive, too complex, too open to debate and to discussion to propose 'off-the-shelf' solutions. Furthermore, the research referred to in this book is not presented in order to tell educators what to think, but rather to inform their own thinking and to challenge some of the dominant narratives about educating the 'feckless poor'. This book is about helping educators to ask the right questions, and its starting question is quite simple: how can we approach the education of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in a way that actually makes a difference for all concerned? Written for policy makers and activists as well as school leaders and educators, The Working Class is both a timely survey of the impact of current policies and an invaluable source of practical advice on what can be done to better support disadvantaged children in the school system. Edited by Ian Gilbert with contributions from Nina Jackson, Tim Taylor, Dr Steven Watson, Rhythmical Mike, Dr Ceri Brown, Dr Brian Male, Julia Hancock, Paul Dix, Chris Kilkenny, Daryn Egan-Simon, Paul Bateson, Sarah Pavey, Dr Matthew McFall, Jamie Thrasivoulou, Hywel Roberts, Dr Kevin Ming, Leah Stewart, (Real) David Cameron, Sir Al Aynsley-Green, Shona Crichton, Floyd Woodrow, Jonathan Lear, Dr Debra Kidd, Will Ryan, Andrew Morrish, Phil Beadle, Jaz Ampaw-Farr, Darren Chetty, Sameena Choudry, Tait Coles, Professor Terry Wrigley, Brian Walton, Dave Whitaker, Gill Kelly, Roy Leighton, Jane Hewitt, Jarlath O'Brien, Crista Hazell, Louise Riley, Mark Creasy, Martin Illingworth, Ian Loynd, David Rogers, Professor Mick Waters and Professor Paul Clarke.

Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty

Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty
Author: Paul C. Gorski
Release: 2017-12
Editor: Teachers College Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780807758793
Language: en
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This influential book describes the knowledge and skills teachers and school administrators need to recognize and combat via and inequity that undermine educational engagement for students experiencing poverty. Featuring important revisions based on newly availble research and lessons from the author's professional development work, this Second Edition includes: a new chapter outlining the dangers of "grit" and deficit perspectives as responses to educational disparities; three updated chapters of research informed, on-the-ground strategies for teaching and leading with equity literacy; and an updated Poverty and Class Awareness Quiz. Written with an engaging conversational style that makes complex concepts accessible, this book will help readers learn how to recognize and respond to even the subtlest inequities in their classrooms, schools, and districts.

Music With the Brain in Mind

Music With the Brain in Mind
Author: Eric Jensen
Release: 2000-02-16
Editor: Corwin
Pages: 122
ISBN: UOM:39015077110073
Language: en
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... With sections devoted to theory, as well as practical strategies and applications for the classroom ... a primer on how the body hears music to music's impact on stress level, perceptual-motor skills, memory, and emotional intelligence ... Included are tips for choosing music and the various benefits of various music types -- cf. back cover.

Education and Poverty

Education and Poverty
Author: Alfredo Gaete,Viviana Gómez
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages: 449
ISBN: 9781527534544
Language: en
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What are the effects of recent public policies for reducing educational inequalities? How do privatization and other market-based education measures influence schooling in poverty contexts and teacher training programs? In what ways, and to what extent, can these programs take responsibility for improving low-income students’ learning? How do ethnic and cultural differences relate to socioeconomic differences at school? This collection of essays serves to improve the reader’s understanding of the complex relations between education and poverty. While it does this mainly by delving into problems and challenges of the Chilean educational system, they are also currently of international concern. The chapters, authored by leading scholars in Chile and worldwide, present theoretical reflections on, and reports of, contemporary educational research on such issues as social equality, schooling in low socioeconomic sectors, and teacher education, among others. The book will be particularly helpful for scholars from different disciplines who work in education as well as for teacher educators, schoolteachers, and policy makers. More generally, it will be also of interest to anyone who wants to form justified, well-informed beliefs on the ways in which various educational and socioeconomic institutions and processes could, and do, affect each other.

Teach Like Finland 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms

Teach Like Finland  33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms
Author: Timothy D. Walker
Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781324001263
Language: en
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Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. How does Finnish education—with short school days, light homework loads, and little standardized testing—produce students who match the PISA scores of high-powered, stressed-out kids in Asia? When Timothy D. Walker started teaching fifth graders at a Helsinki public school, he began a search for the secrets behind the successes of Finland’s schools. Walker wrote about several of those discoveries, and his Atlantic articles on this subject became hot topics of conversation. Here, he gathers all he learned and reveals how any teacher can implement many of Finland's best practices. Remarkably, Finland is prioritizing the joy of learning in its newest core curricula and Walker carefully highlights specific strategies that support joyful K-12 classrooms and integrate seamlessly with educational standards in the United States. From incorporating brain breaks to offering a peaceful learning environment, this book pulls back the curtain on the joyful teaching practices of the world's most lauded school system. His message is simple but profound: these Finland-inspired strategies can be used in the U.S. and other countries. No educator—or parent of a school-aged child—will want to miss out on the message of joy and change conveyed in this book.