Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students From Poverty (Using Mindsets in the Classroom to Overcome Student Poverty and Adversity)

Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students From Poverty (Using Mindsets in the Classroom to Overcome Student Poverty and Adversity)

by Eric Jensen

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Overview

There are three critical characteristics to know about poverty and education:

  1. The devastating effects of poverty are accelerating.
  2. Poverty affects both you and your students in multiple adverse ways.
  3. 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.


Contents:

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947604636
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
Publication date: 02/11/2019
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 66,843
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author ix

Preface xi

Introduction 1

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

Epilogue 209

References and Resources 215

Index 245

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"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

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