Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Teaching with Poverty in Mind Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 9781416612100
Year 2010-06-16
Pages
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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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.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Teaching with Poverty in Mind Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 9781416608844
Year 2009
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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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.

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 9781416617242
Year 2013-08-23
Pages 197
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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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.

Teaching Engaging with Poverty in Mind Two Book Set

Teaching Engaging with Poverty in Mind Two Book Set Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 1416618899
Year 2014-02-06
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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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.

Uncertain Lives

Uncertain Lives Author Robert V. Bullough
ISBN-10 0807740454
Year 2001
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher Teachers College Press
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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.

Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children Author Robert W. Cole
ISBN-10 9781416612490
Year 2008-06-15
Pages 295
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards?based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Poor Students Rich Teaching

Poor Students  Rich Teaching Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 1936764512
Year 2016-02-08
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Solution Tree
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This book "presents effective, research-based instructional strategies to ensure all students, regardless of circumstance, graduate college or [are] career ready." - back cover.

Teaching with the Brain in Mind

Teaching with the Brain in Mind Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 9781416600305
Year 2005-01
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Discusses how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching.

Turning High poverty Schools Into High performing Schools

Turning High poverty Schools Into High performing Schools Author William Parrett
ISBN-10 9781416613138
Year 2012
Pages 221
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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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.

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core Author Marilee Sprenger
ISBN-10 9781416615712
Year 2013
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Your students may recognize words like determine, analyze, and distinguish, but do they understand these words well enough to quickly and completely answer a standardized test question? For example, can they respond to a question that says "determine the point of view of John Adams in his Letter on Thomas Jefferson' and analyze how he distinguishes his position from an alternative approach articulated by Thomas Jefferson"? Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can learn to compare and contrast, to describe and explain, if they are taught these words explicitly. Marilee Sprenger has curated a list of the critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter. Fun strategies such as jingles, movements, and graphic organizers will engage students and make learning these critical words enjoyable and effective. Learning the critical vocabulary will help your students with testing and college and career readiness, and will equip them with confidence in reading, writing, and speaking. Marilee Sprenger is also the author of How to Teach So Students Remember, Learning and Memory, and Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age.

Why Culture Counts

Why Culture Counts Author Donna Walker Tileston
ISBN-10 1934009245
Year 2008
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher
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Poverty alone is not the cause of low achievement in our schools. Using careful research, Why Culture Counts shows why it is vital to take into account the needs, beliefs, and values that children of poverty and diverse learners bring to class every day. Find out: How to create a culturally responsive classroom, The difference between collectivist and individualist learners, How to differentiate for context, content, product, process, and assessment, How the brain processes learning tasks, How to build resilience in students at risk.

Handbook of Research on Student Engagement

Handbook of Research on Student Engagement Author Sandra L. Christenson
ISBN-10 9781461420170
Year 2012-02-23
Pages 840
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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For more than two decades, the concept of student engagement has grown from simple attention in class to a construct comprised of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral components that embody and further develop motivation for learning. Similarly, the goals of student engagement have evolved from dropout prevention to improved outcomes for lifelong learning. This robust expansion has led to numerous lines of research across disciplines and are brought together clearly and comprehensively in the Handbook of Research on Student Engagement. The Handbook guides readers through the field’s rich history, sorts out its component constructs, and identifies knowledge gaps to be filled by future research. Grounding data in real-world learning situations, contributors analyze indicators and facilitators of student engagement, link engagement to motivation, and gauge the impact of family, peers, and teachers on engagement in elementary and secondary grades. Findings on the effectiveness of classroom interventions are discussed in detail. And because assessing engagement is still a relatively new endeavor, chapters on measurement methods and issues round out this important resource. Topical areas addressed in the Handbook include: Engagement across developmental stages. Self-efficacy in the engaged learner. Parental and social influences on engagement and achievement motivation. The engaging nature of teaching for competency development. The relationship between engagement and high-risk behavior in adolescents. Comparing methods for measuring student engagement. An essential guide to the expanding knowledge base, the Handbook of Research on Student Engagement serves as a valuable resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in such varied fields as clinical child and school psychology, educational psychology, public health, teaching and teacher education, social work, and educational policy.

Poverty and Brain Development During Childhood

Poverty and Brain Development During Childhood Author Sebastián J. Lipina
ISBN-10 143380445X
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher Amer Psychological Assn
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"The present volume reviews the impact of different types of early deprivations on structural and functional brain organization. The risk from multiple influences of systemic poverty is that these children will suffer not only from loss of opportunity but from poor development of their nervous systems. We also describe how poverty affects cognitive and socioemotional development and then analyze the potential contributions of neuroscientific disciplines to the design of early interventions aimed at optimizing the cognitive performance of socioeconomically disadvantaged children. We hope this book will be useful for students and colleagues interested in this field. Most scientists in the developed world are unfamiliar with the situation confronting the poor in underdeveloped countries. This book could help remedy that lack of understanding and lead to more concerted efforts to provide improved conditions for the world's poor"--[Source inconnue].

The Jonathan Effect

The Jonathan Effect Author Mike Tenbusch
ISBN-10 9780830844777
Year 2016-12-04
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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America may be called the "land of opportunity," but countless kids and teens are struggling like young Davids in the urban wilderness, attempting to fight the giant of poverty under insurmountable odds. What could make a difference: the presence of a "Jonathan" in their lives to offer them the life-giving support they need to survive and thrive. The church is the best source of these Jonathans, as they partner with local schools and provide struggling youth with the relational connections that can help them overcome their circumstances. It's a strategy that works, as author Mike Tenbusch demonstrates through his own inspiring story. A Detroit native and longtime advocate for youth education, he brings you into the classrooms of the toughest schools in America so you can see firsthand the hardships of surviving as a child in these settings. And he introduces you to many real-life Jonathans who are making a tangible difference. The need is tremendous. If you have ever wondered how you, your company, or your church can be a part of the solution to the challenge of extreme poverty, this book will inspire you to take action. By coming alongside our nation's most vulnerable young people, you will help unleash the Jonathan Effect that will turn the tide in the battle against poverty.

Teaching with the Brain in Mind 2nd Edition

Teaching with the Brain in Mind  2nd Edition Author Patricia Wolfe
ISBN-10 9781416615002
Year 2005-06-01
Pages 187
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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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.