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The Handbook for Poor Students, Rich Teaching

Explore seven classroom mindsets and accompanying strategies for counteracting the effects of poverty on education and student success. Discover tools, worksheets, and resources designed to help overcome adversity and poverty in schools.

Benefits

  • 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.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

PRINTABLE REPRODUCIBLES

Part 1

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Part 2

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Part 3

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Part 4

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Part 5

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Part 6

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Part 7

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Epilogue

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

BOOKS

  • Conzemius, A. E., & O’Neill, J. (2014). The Handbook for SMART School Teams: Revitalizing Best Practices for Collaboration. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Jensen, E. (2019). Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students From Poverty (Rev. ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J. (2017). The New Art and Science of Teaching. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J., & Simms, J. A. (2014). Questioning Sequences in the Classroom. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Research.
  • Mason, C., Rivers Murphy, M. M., & Jackson, Y. (2019). Mindfulness Practices: Cultivating Heart Centered Communities Where Students Focus and Flourish. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Novak, S., & Slattery, C. (2017). Deep Discourse: A Framework for Cultivating Student-Led Discussions. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Watanabe-Crockett, L. (2019). Future-Focused Learning: Ten Essential Shifts of Everyday Practice. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Wiliam, D. (2018). Embedded Formative Assessment (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 19

Chapter 20