Handbook for Poor Students, Rich Teaching

ebook (A Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Poverty in Schools)

By Eric Jensen

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Research on poverty and education shows that the majority of public school students in the United States qualify as poor, but you have the power to change their futures for the better. A companion to the revised edition of Eric Jensen's Poor Students, Rich Teaching, this book for teachers provides a plethora of tools, organizers, worksheets, and surveys designed to help you fully embrace the mindsets in the classroom that lead to richer teaching.

Implement strategies for overcoming adversity and poverty in schools with this practical guide:

  • Explore seven essential mindsets in the classroom, as well as accompanying strategies for each.
  • Discover specific actions and practices that will help you counteract the detrimental effects of poverty on education and student success.
  • Learn how to build meaningful teacher-student relationships specifically with students from poverty.
  • Understand how to engage students and change attitudes, cognitive capacity, effort, and classroom behaviors.
  • Aid students in overcoming adversity and the effects of poverty on education.
  • A joint publication of ASCD and Solution Tree

    About the Author

    Part One: Implementing the Relational Mindset
    Chapter 1: Personalize the Learning
    Chapter 2: Connect Everyone for Success
    Chapter 3: Show Empathy

    Part Two: Implementing the Achievement Mindset
    Chapter 4: Set Gutsy Goals
    Chapter 5: Give Fabulous Feedback
    Chapter 6: Persist With Grit

    Part Three: Implementing the Positivity Mindset
    Chapter 7: Boost Optimism and Hope
    Chapter 8: Build Positive Attitudes
    Chapter 9: Change the Emotional Set Point

    Part Four: Implementing the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset
    Chapter 10: Engage Voice and Vision
    Chapter 11: Set Safe Classroom Norms
    Chapter 12: Foster Academic Optimism

    Part Five: Implementing the Enrichment Mindset
    Chapter 13: Manage the Cognitive Load
    Chapter 14: Strengthen Thinking Skills
    Chapter 15: Enhance Study Skills and Vocabulary

    Part Six: Implementing the Engagement Mindset
    Chapter 16: Engage for Maintenance and Stress
    Chapter 17: Engage for Deeper Buy-In
    Chapter 18: Engage to Build Community

    Part Seven: Implementing the Graduation Mindset
    Chapter 19: Support Alternative Solutions
    Chapter 20: Prepare for College and Careers

    References and Resources

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