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Teaching With Poverty In Mind: What Being Poor Does To Kids' Brains And What Schools Can Do About It (2009)

Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do about It (2009)
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3.83 of 5 Votes: 4
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1416608842 (ISBN13: 9781416608844)
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Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
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Teaching With Poverty In Mind: What B...
Teaching With Poverty In Mind: What Being Poor Does To Kids' Brains And What Schools Can Do About It (2009)

About book: Eric Jensen writes about how certain factors affect low socio-economic status (SES) young students and what schools can do to help these low SES students to overcome these factors. Jensen's writing appears to be grounded in research, educational theory and real schools. I found the writing to be realistic, not overly optimistic, and grounded. Jensen's book could have included more concrete 'how-to' action steps as it takes a reader on a journey of a school from a bad starting position to a better one. It was okay. Some of it was inspiring but much of it made me wonder where schools get the money to implement all these changes. The author cites many different schools and how they each solved the problem differently, making it hard to decide which of the changes to implement. The book is also written for administrators, and as a teacher reading it, it felt condescending when his advice was to recruit only the best teachers for your school. Most teachers are trying to be their best, but may not know how our may need the professional development from the administrator.
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El1
Love love love! Great tools for all teachers with every kind of student!
chewie96
Fantastic little book - easy to read and big simple principles to apply.
branwynn57
Insightful if you are in school with a LSES.
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