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Understanding How Poverty Affects Your Students

This collection offers research and brain-based information about how to engage and connect with students who are in poverty.
A Collection By Shannon Meyer
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  • 6 Collection Items
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Understanding How Poverty Affects Your Students
  • scilearn.com
    scilearn.com

    Teaching with Poverty in Mind: How to Help At-Risk Students Succeed

    5 minute read
    Shannon Meyer says:
    This is a short read on how to help at-risk students succeed as well.  It is the shortest of them all and a great "starter" on these ideas.  It also has some informative links as well to help teachers take a deeper dive into an area of study.
  • ascd.org
    ascd.org

    Nine Powerful Practices

    10 minute read
    Shannon Meyer says:
    This is a great list of simple ways that teachers can engage and support students in poverty.  Consider looking at the list and ranking what they are strongest in and what areas they want to move towards more growth.
  • Shannon Meyer says:
    The Southern Poverty Law Center offers these free or reduced cost "kits" that offer a mini-unit on issues of poverty.  This would be a good backdrop for a book students might read that has a setting of high poverty, or a economic diverse student population studying urban development in history, etc.  It includes resources, lessons, and objectives.
  • ascd.org
    ascd.org

    How Poverty Affects Behavior and Academic Performance

    10 minute read
    Shannon Meyer says:
    This article is a chapter of a book but can stand alone as well.  It's a powerful look at how factors of poverty are linked to the classroom and behavior/academic performance.  It would parter well with the first two links to create a study on poverty and the classroom.  Teachers could create study teams to do a deep dive with each article or read one a week for a month long PD course.
  • ascd.org
    ascd.org

    Understanding the Nature of Poverty

    10 minute read
    Shannon Meyer says:
    I feel like context is so important for understanding students in poverty.  This text is really helpful in explaining how poverty impacts students and their ability to perform in the classroom.  It has some powerful charts and graphs as well.
  • ascd.org
    ascd.org

    How Poverty Affects Classroom Engagement

    10 minute read
    Shannon Meyer says:
    This article is an amazing list of things to know about students who are facing poverty and how to best engage them in the classroom.  It is an easy read and would be a great resource for a professional development for teachers.