There are three critical characteristics to know about poverty and education:
- The devastating effects of poverty are accelerating.
- Poverty affects both you and your students in multiple adverse ways.
- You have the power to reverse the academic impact poverty has on your students, and this comprehensive resource will show you how.
In this revised and updated edition, two of Eric Jensen's top-selling books (Poor Students, Rich Teaching and Poor Students, Richer Teaching) have been merged into one must-read resource on poverty and education. Dr. Eric Jensen clearly defines seven mindsets essential for reaching economically disadvantaged students and shares corresponding strategies for overcoming adversity and ensuring college and career readiness for all learners, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Motivate students to learn in the face of poverty using mindsets in the classroom:
- 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.
Part One: Why the Relational Mindset?
Chapter 1: Personalize the Learning
Chapter 2: Connect Everyone for Success
Chapter 3: Show Empathy
Parting Wisdom: 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
Parting Wisdom: 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
Parting Wisdom: 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
Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset
Part Five: Why the Enrichment Mindset?
Chapter 13: Manage the Cognitive Load
Chapter 14: Develop Better Thinking Skills
Chapter 15: Enhance Study Skills and Vocabulary
Parting Wisdom: 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
Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Engagement Mindset
Part Seven: Why the Graduation Mindset?
Chapter 19: Support Alternative Solutions
Chapter 20: Prepare for College and Careers
Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Graduation Mindset
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Table of Contents
About the Author ix
Part 1 Why the Relational Mindset? 11
1 Personalize the Learning 15
2 Connect Everyone for Success 21
3 Show Empathy 27
Follow Through' hock in the Relational Mindset 33
Part 2 Why the Achievement Mindset? 37
4 Set Gutsy Goals 43
5 Give Fabulous Feedback 49
6 Persist With Grit 57
Follow Through: Lock in the Achievement Mindset 61
Part 3 Why the Positivity Mindset? 63
7 Boost Optimism and Hope 71
8 Build Positive Attitudes 79
9 Change the Emotional Set Point 87
Follow Through: Lock in the Positivity Mindset 93
Part 4 Why the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset? 97
10 Engage Voice and Vision 101
11 Set Safe Classroom Norms 109
12 Foster Academic Optimism 115
Follow Through: Lock in the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset 121
Part 5 Why the Enrichment Mindset? 125
13 Manage the Cognitive Load 131
14 Strengthen Thinking Skills 139
15 Enhance Study Skills and Vocabulary 147
Follow Through: Lock in the Enrichment Mindset 155
Part 6 Why the Engagement Mindset? 159
16 Engage for Maintenance and Stress 163
17 Engage Students for a Deeper Buy-In 171
18 Engage to Build Community 179
Follow Through: Lock in the Engagement Mindset 183
Part 7 Why the Graduation Mindset? 185
19 Support Alternative Solutions 191
20 Prepare for College and Careers 201
Follow Through: Lock in the Graduation Mindset 207
References and Resources 215
What People are Saying About This
"Eric Jensen's books are a ringing advocacy for schools' most challenging students: the children of poverty. In this revised edition of Poor Students, Rich Teaching, he weaves together the biological and neurological foundations of learning with the gritty, day-to-day demands of classroom teaching. He is a genius; even better, he is our genius."
--Robert D. Barr, coauthor, Building a Culture of Hope; dean emeritus, Boise State University, Idaho
"Poor Students, Rich Teaching is the perfect balance of research and practical application. The universal strategies Eric provides are suitable for all students but are particularly beneficial for students impacted by poverty."
--Deborah Stevens, director of instructional advocacy, Delaware State Education Association