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Poor Students, Rich Teaching [Revised Edition]

Student poverty and adversity don’t have to prevent student success. Examine how poverty affects education, achievement, and motivation for students across the US, and discover seven mindsets for ensuring college and career readiness for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Benefits

  • 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 college and career readiness as a reachable target.
  • Create a welcoming classroom climate where all students love to learn, and drive student engagement, motivation, and success.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART ONE: WHY THE RELATIONAL MINDSET?
Chapter 1: Personalize the Learning
Chapter 2: Connect Everyone for Success
Chapter 3: Show Empathy
Follow Through: 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
Follow Through: 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
Follow Through: 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
Follow Through: Lock in the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset

PART FIVE: WHY THE ENRICHMENT MINDSET?
Chapter 13: Manage the Cognitive Load
Chapter 14: Strengthen Thinking Skills
Chapter 15: Enhance Study Skills and Vocabulary
Follow Through: 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
Follow Through: Lock in the Engagement Mindset

PART SEVEN: WHY THE GRADUATION MINDSET?
Chapter 19: Support Alternative Solutions
Chapter 20: Prepare for College and Careers
Follow Through: Lock in the Graduation Mindset

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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). The Handbook for Poor Students, Rich Teaching. 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.
  • 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.

WEBSITES

Follow Through: Lock in the Relational Mindset

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 10

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 19

Chapter 20