Poor Students, Rich Teaching

Poor Students, Rich Teaching BESTSELLER

Mindsets for Change

By: Eric Jensen

Student poverty and adversity don’t have to prevent student success. Discover practical and data-driven strategies to implement in your classroom to ensure college and career readiness for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status.

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Research-based strategies for overcoming student poverty and adversity in the classroom

Growing up with his share of adversity, Eric Jensen knows firsthand the relationship between student poverty and education and the importance of rich teaching for economically disadvantaged students. Discover practical and data-driven strategies to ensure college and career readiness for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status. This thorough resource details the necessary but difficult work that teachers must do to establish the foundational changes essential for overcoming adversity and positively impacting students from low-income families. Organized tools and resources are provided to help teachers effectively implement these essential changes and create a positive classroom environment. Access the complete resources by pairing this resource with its companion, Poor Students, Richer Teaching.

Full of strategies that can be easily implemented in any classroom, this book will help you:

  • 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 four powerful mindsets in the classroom setting to bring change: the relational mindset, achievement mindset, rich classroom climate mindset, and the engagement 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.

Also see the follow-up resource, Poor Students, Richer Teaching.

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Instruction Student Engagement Youth at Risk

Additional Information

Product Code: BKF603

ISBN: 9781936764518

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 224

“Poverty can produce many disadvantages for a student struggling to reach his or her full potential in school. Eric Jensen has provided a brilliant road map and a set of practical tools for any educator who truly desires to help the underprivileged student rise above his or her circumstances. This is a must-read for educators who serve students of poverty.”

Anthony Muhammad, author and educational consultant

“Eric Jensen speaks from his perspective as a classroom teacher and does an excellent job providing many examples in implementing the strategies. There is an opportunity for building leaders to utilize this material to provide professional development on changing classroom culture and, in effect, changing school culture.”

Jacque Wyant, principal, Marshalltown High School, Iowa

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