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Superheros: Taming Title 1

Teaching at a Title 1 school can be one of most difficult experiences of an educator. The socioeconomic conditions and the unknowns of family life present a very complex backdrop that devalues school in the eyes of children. It can also be one of the most rewarding experiences. Teaching at a Title 1 school requires educators to get to know their students on a deeper level. Teachers have to care about each student and the circumstances of each student.
A Collection By Mark Weimer
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Superheros: Taming Title 1
  • edchange.org
    edchange.org

    Building a pedagogy of engagement for students in poverty

    10 minute read
    Mark Weimer says:
    A teaching certification and a degree do not prepare educators for the many roles they will fill and they must realize that to many students, school is a very low priority. Finding ways to engage each student can be challenging, but this this article presents great classroom strategies and lesson structures that can be effective at holding attention and interest.
  • serc.carleton.edu
    serc.carleton.edu

    How to Engage and Support Urban Students

    5 minute read
    Mark Weimer says:
    Using the urban school setting, this article focuses on the strength of teaching to diversity. By taking unique approaches to unique students, educators can reach students on a very deep level that can be used to fuel motivation. It also discusses great methods of bringing the class together using the school's setting, the environment, and the community and it's resources to create an education coalition. Educator's that can find allies at home will find their jobs much more rewarding.
  • ernweb.com
    ernweb.com

    Effective reading programs in low-income schools

    5 minute read
    Mark Weimer says:
    Reading is one of the great hurdles for Title 1 schools and it is important that educator's identify every strategy to encourage reading. Title 1 school children often have less than half of the vocabulary of other schools, putting even the most enthusiastic students at a disadvantage. This article contains classroom strategies to maximize success for reading and comprehension. You may have to create an account to read this article if you visit it more than three times.
  • Mark Weimer says:
    Pierre Pirard, a former CEO who decided to become a teacher at a disadvantaged school, explains that success begins with belief and that if a student believes in oneself, they can learn effectively. It is not a matter of affluence, intelligence, or any other label of potential. In this inspiring video, he explains 5 principles that can work in any classroom, but especially in a classroom of students that are not in ideal living situations.
  • Mark Weimer says:
    Student motivation and their belief in themselves are the most crucial ingredients in Title 1 success. This great article discusses how to overcome problems of student motivation, which many teacher's would prefer over intelligence. It can be difficult to reach every student, but by getting to know the lives of students, educator's can revamp lessons to contain content that is applicable to their lives.
  • ascd.org
    ascd.org

    How Poverty Affects Classroom Engagement

    5 minute read
    Mark Weimer says:
    It is important to have a baseline for what new Title 1 educator's can expect. Of all the difficulties students in Title 1 schools have, their ability to learn is rarely one of them. This is a great resource as it acclimates educators to many of the scenarios and reasons why teaching Title 1 students can be difficult. This article presents awesome activities that teachers can do in the classroom to help students prime their bodies and minds to learn.