Star Teachers of Children in Poverty

Author: Martin Haberman,Maureen D. Gillette,Djanna A. Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351757555

Category: Education

Page: 170

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In his groundbreaking work, Martin Haberman identified key dispositions of "star" teachers that help them work successfully with students in poverty. More than two decades later, Maureen D. Gillette and Djanna A. Hill build on Haberman’s seminal work, considering contemporary issues such as social justice, technology, and the political environment, and moving beyond the classroom to focus on teachers as leaders and advocates for all students. Given the high-stakes nature of ensuring that students in high-poverty urban and rural areas receive an excellent education, this new edition provides concrete suggestions for what readers can do to implement culturally relevant pedagogy and to forge a path to becoming a star teacher. Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi, Star Teachers of Children in Poverty offers teachers research-based strategies for action so that they can practice socially just and culturally relevant teaching toward the success of every student. New to the second edition: Updated statistics on school demographics, poverty, and teacher turnover in urban and rural areas. Added discussion that demonstrates the interrelated nature of poverty, health, safety, trauma, and power, and the cumulative effects of these factors on learning. Examination of the role of federal and state government in education and the necessity for teachers to be leaders beyond the classroom. Vignettes for experiential learning and analysis, and end-of-chapter questions and resources for further exploration.
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Star Teachers of Children in Poverty

Author: Martin Haberman,Maureen Gillette,Djanna Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138722972

Category: Poor children

Page: 169

View: 7693

In his groundbreaking work, Martin Haberman identified key dispositions of "star" teachers that help them work successfully with students in poverty. More than two decades later, Maureen Gillette and Djanna Hill build on Haberman's seminal work, considering contemporary issues such as social justice, technology, and the political environment, and moving beyond the classroom to focus on teachers as leaders and advocates for all students. Given the high-stakes nature of ensuring that students in high-poverty, urban, and rural areas receive an excellent education, this new edition provides concrete suggestions for what readers can do to implement culturally relevant pedagogy and to forge a path to becoming a star teacher. Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi, Star Teachers of Children in Poverty offers teachers research-based strategies for action so that they can practice socially just and culturally relevant teaching toward the success of every student. New to the second edition: Updated statistics on school demographics, poverty, and teacher turnover in urban and rural areas Added discussion that demonstrates the interrelated nature of poverty, health, safety, trauma, power, and the cumulative effects of these factors on learning Examination of the role of federal and state government in education and the necessity for teachers to be leaders beyond the classroom Vignettes for experiential learning and analysis, and end-of-chapter questions and resources for further exploration
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Star Teachers of Children in Poverty

Author: Martin Haberman,Maureen D. Gillette,Djanna A. Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138722958

Category: Poor children

Page: 169

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In his groundbreaking work, Martin Haberman identified key dispositions of "star" teachers that help them work successfully with students in poverty. More than two decades later, Maureen D. Gillette and Djanna A. Hill build on Haberman's seminal work, considering contemporary issues such as social justice, technology, and the political environment, and moving beyond the classroom to focus on teachers as leaders and advocates for all students. Given the high-stakes nature of ensuring that students in high-poverty urban and rural areas receive an excellent education, this new edition provides concrete suggestions for what readers can do to implement culturally relevant pedagogy and to forge a path to becoming a star teacher. Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi, Star Teachers of Children in Poverty offers teachers research-based strategies for action so that they can practice socially just and culturally relevant teaching toward the success of every student. New to the second edition: Updated statistics on school demographics, poverty, and teacher turnover in urban and rural areas. Added discussion that demonstrates the interrelated nature of poverty, health, safety, trauma, and power, and the cumulative effects of these factors on learning. Examination of the role of federal and state government in education and the necessity for teachers to be leaders beyond the classroom. Vignettes for experiential learning and analysis, and end-of-chapter questions and resources for further exploration.
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Star Principals

Serving Children in Poverty

Author: Martin Haberman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780912099286

Category: Education

Page: 103

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Teaching with Poverty in Mind

What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It

Author: Eric Jensen

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416612106

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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In Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. Jensen argues that although chronic exposure to poverty can result in detrimental changes to the brain, the brain's very ability to adapt from experience means that poor children can also experience emotional, social, and academic success. A brain that is susceptible to adverse environmental effects is equally susceptible to the positive effects of rich, balanced learning environments and caring relationships that build students' resilience, self-esteem, and character. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, Teaching with Poverty in Mind reveals * What poverty is and how it affects students in school; * What drives change both at the macro level (within schools and districts) and at the micro level (inside a student's brain); * Effective strategies from those who have succeeded and ways to replicate those best practices at your own school; and * How to engage the resources necessary to make change happen. Too often, we talk about change while maintaining a culture of excuses. We can do better. Although no magic bullet can offset the grave challenges faced daily by disadvantaged children, this timely resource shines a spotlight on what matters most, providing an inspiring and practical guide for enriching the minds and lives of all your students.
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Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty

Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap

Author: Paul C. Gorski

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807776726

Category: Education

Page: 257

View: 9237

This influential book describes the knowledge and skills educators need to recognize and combat the bias and inequity that undermine educational engagement for students experiencing poverty. This edition features revisions based on new research and lessons from the author’s professional development work, including the dangers of “grit” and deficit perspectives. “A must-read for educators in schools of all kinds. This accessible, highly relevant book empowers teachers with tools they can use today. Read it, talk about it with your friends and colleagues, and use it as a guide for your next project in educational activism! Our students’ school experiences will surely be better for it.” —Rethinking Schools “Provides a good overview of the topic, delivers clear, well-researched information, and helps all educators expand their knowledge of poverty and social class.” —Choice “Gorski provides practical strategies for teachers, administrators, and school staff that will help immediately improve schools, particularly for the most marginalized students.” —Cheryl Robinson, cultural competency coordinator, Alexandria City Public Schools, Virginia
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A Mind Shaped by Poverty

Ten Things Educators Should Know

Author: Regenia Rawlinson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781936236725

Category: Education

Page: 56

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Children who live in poverty want the same things other children wantto be treated with respect and given equal opportunities. Unfortunately, many students living in poverty enter school with barriers that interfere with learning and make it more difcult for them to achieve. In the essential guide A Mind Shaped by Poverty: Ten Things Educators Should Know, educator Regenia Rawlinson shares a comprehensive look at how poverty affects academic success and what educators can do to solve the problem. Rawlinson draws on thirty years of experience as a teacher, school counselor, and district administrator as she explores ten phenomena that will help other educators understand the ways in which living in poverty has the potential to shape a childs mind. While offering strategies for teachers to help students overcome the effects of a debilitating indigent mindset, Rawlinson also shares compelling details from her own poverty-stricken childhood and how her own experiences shaped her beliefs about herself. A Mind Shaped by Poverty: Ten Things Educators Should Know helps teachers enhance students confidence, improve academic achievement, and most importantly, banish the negative effects of a poverty mindset.
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Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement

Author: Eric Jensen

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416617248

Category: Education

Page: 197

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In this galvanizing follow-up to the best-selling Teaching with Poverty in Mind, renowned educator and learning expert Eric Jensen digs deeper into engagement as the key factor in the academic success of economically disadvantaged students. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind reveals * Smart, purposeful engagement strategies that all teachers can use to expand students' cognitive capacity, increase motivation and effort, and build deep, enduring understanding of content. * The (until-now) unwritten rules for engagement that are essential for increasing student achievement. * How automating engagement in the classroom can help teachers use instructional time more effectively and empower students to take ownership of their learning. * Steps you can take to create an exciting yet realistic implementation plan. Too many of our most vulnerable students are tuning out and dropping out because of our failure to engage them. It's time to set the bar higher. Until we make school the best part of every student's day, we will struggle with attendance, achievement, and graduation rates. This timely resource will help you take immediate action to revitalize and enrich your practice so that all your students may thrive in school and beyond.
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Children in Jeopardy

Can We Break the Cycle of Poverty?

Author: Irving Brooks Harris

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068924

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 236

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In this compassionate and controversial book Irving Harris argues that the key to breaking the cycle of poverty, hopelessness, and violence is very early intervention: we must provide adequate caregiving to children from birth to age three and - to stop the cycle even sooner - we must discourage pregnancy among adolescents. Harris, a successful businessman, has devoted himself to children's causes for the past forty years and has initiated and funded numerous programs geared to children and families. He presents data from research in pediatrics, social work, nursing, psychology, and education showing that children who receive early nurturing and stimulation are far more likely to have success in school and in life. He urges that the government build more day-care centers and train more caregivers and public-health nurses for babies and small children; that schools offer instruction and counseling in prenatal care; and that there be easier access to contraceptives and abortions in order to reduced unwanted pregnancies.
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Educating Students in Poverty

Effective Practices for Leadership and Teaching

Author: Mark Lineburg,Rex Gearheart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317921259

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Tackling a growing challenge in today’s schools, experienced educators Lineburg and Gearheart present an honest picture of how poverty affects students, families, and the school community at large. They offer a host of practical applications that can be used in every school district in America to meet those challenges head-on! Written for preK–12 teachers, leaders, and staff, Educating Students in Poverty provides essential strategies to help socioeconomically disadvantaged students achieve academic and lifelong success. Backed up with firsthand experiences and relevant research, these proactive instructional and administrative approaches cover a variety of topics, including: Advocating for underprivileged students Improving school climate and culture Engaging and communicating with families Instructional techniques and discipline issues Student health and safety This book is a must-have resource for any educator whose goal is to maximize the learning potential of every student.
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Understanding Poverty in the Classroom

Changing Perceptions for Student Success

Author: Beth Lindsay Templeton

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610483650

Category: Education

Page: 114

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Understanding Poverty in the Classroom identifies perceptual differences, teaches strategies to address the special needs of children from poverty, encourages teachers to learn about the neighborhoods where their students live and what to look for in those areas, confronts myths about poverty, and reinforces learning with specific illustrations.
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Savage Inequalities

Children in America's Schools

Author: Jonathan Kozol

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0770436668

Category: Education

Page: 336

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For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the gulf between the two extremes was widening—and it has widened since. The urban schools he visited were overcrowded and understaffed, and lacked the basic elements of learning—including books and, all too often, classrooms for the students. In Savage Inequalities, Kozol delivers a searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty and calls into question the reality of equal opportunity in our nation’s schools.
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Educating All God's Children

What Christians Can--and Should--Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids

Author: Nicole Baker Fulgham

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 144124137X

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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Children living in poverty have the same God-given potential as children in wealthier communities, but on average they achieve at significantly lower levels. Kids who both live in poverty and read below grade level by third grade are three times as likely not to graduate from high school as students who have never been poor. By the time children in low-income communities are in fourth grade, they're already three grade levels behind their peers in wealthier communities. More than half won't graduate from high school--and many that do graduate only perform at an eighth-grade level. Only one in ten will go on to graduate from college. These students have severely diminished opportunities for personal prosperity and professional success. It is clear that America's public schools do not provide a high quality public education for the sixteen million children growing up in poverty. Education expert Nicole Baker Fulgham explores what Christians can--and should--do to champion urgently needed reform and help improve our public schools. The book provides concrete action steps for working to ensure that all of God's children get the quality public education they deserve. It also features personal narratives from the author and other Christian public school teachers that demonstrate how the achievement gap in public education can be solved.
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Creativity and Education in China

Paradox and Possibilities for an Era of Accountability

Author: Carol A. Mullen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131735334X

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Published with Kappa Delta Pi, Creativity and Education in China takes readers on a journey through research-supported ideas and practical examples of creative and innovative schooling within a changing regime. Analyzing the consequences of exam-centric accountability on the creative and critical capacities of Chinese students, author Carol A. Mullen’s dynamic portrait of a country serves as both a cautionary tale and an inspiring example to emulate. Examining creative endeavors and breakthroughs within a competitive, globalized educational landscape, the chapters are organized around environmental and global issues impacting education, expressions of creativity within pre-K–12 schools in China, and creative innovation in higher education learning environments. Presenting captivating cases from the field, the book offers novel approaches to fostering creativity as a natural, integrated part of high-stakes education systems in Eastern and Western cultures alike.
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Narrowing the Literacy Gap

What Works in High-poverty Schools

Author: Diane M. Barone

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593852762

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 195

View: 3781

Looks at why students in high-poverty schools struggle with literacy achievement, details what specific factors promote success, and provides recommendations for enriching the classroom environment at different grade levels.
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Fostering Resilience and Well-being in Children and Families in Poverty

Why Hope Still Matters

Author: Valerie Maholmes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199959528

Category: Medical

Page: 215

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"In Fostering Resilience and Well-being in Children and Families in Poverty, Dr. Valerie Maholmes sheds light on the mechanisms and processes that enable children and families to manage and overcome adversity"--
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20 Formative Assessment Strategies that Work

A Guide Across Content and Grade Levels

Author: Kate Wolfe Maxlow,Karen L. Sanzo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135169457X

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 6356

This book provides teachers and school leaders with practical, effective, and proven assessment strategies that are immediately implementable in classrooms. You’ll learn about 20 high-impact formative assessment strategies, with details on how they can be applied to a variety of content areas and grade levels, including mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, and various electives. In this accessible book, these experienced authors demonstrate the how and why, along with a framework for folding these new ideas into job-embedded professional development. 20 Formative Assessment Strategies that Work provides the full toolkit for implementing, managing, and modifying these assessment strategies in your school and classrooms today.
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The Poverty and Education Reader

A Call for Equity in Many Voices

Author: Paul C. Gorski,Julie Landsman

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579228593

Category: Education

Page: 388

View: 4895

The contributors to this book—teachers, students, parents, educational activists, and scholars—take on the prevalent deficit views of students and families in poverty. Rather than focusing on how to fix poor and working class youth, the contributors challenge us to acknowledge the ways these youth and their families are disenfranchised by educational policies and practices that deny them the opportunities enjoyed by their wealthier peers. Using a combination of brief, accessible essays, memoir, and poetry, the contributors to The Poverty and Education Reader bring to the fore the schooling experiences of poor and working class students, highlighting the tremendous resiliency, creativity, and educational aspirations of low-income families. It showcases proven strategies that imaginative teachers and schools have adopted for closing the opportunity gap. They do this by working in partnership with low-income families despite growing class sizes, the imposition of rote pedagogical models and teach-to-the-test mandates. This book addresses policy issues including, among many others, school funding, the problematic Teach for America Program, and other initiatives ostensibly meant to “help” low-income students. It also addresses the false promise of charter schools. Included are policies and practices that are known to work.
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Engaging Children with Print

Building Early Literacy Skills through Quality Read-Alouds

Author: Laura M. Justice,Amy E. Sofka

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462514839

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet powerful strategies are provided for teaching preschoolers about book and print organization, print meaning, letters, and words, all while sharing engaging, commercially available books. Appendices include a detailed book list and 60 reproducibles that feature activities and prompts keyed to each text.
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