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Disrupting Poverty: Creating a Poverty Literate Culture for Student Success

Recorded March 17, 2016

Join ASCD authors William Parrett and Kathleen Budge in an engaging webinar where they share practical strategies and specific examples to "jumpstart" your thinking about what it takes to disrupt poverty's adverse effects on learning to help your students succeed.

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Faces of Poverty

In this issue of Educational Leadership®, ASCD's flagship magazine, authors discuss how taking actions to make learning and life better for students facing poverty is now a challenge for all teachers.

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The New Poverty: Dealing with Economic Change

In this episode, Deborah Wortham, Felicia DeHaney, William Parrett, and Kathleen Budge explore the implications of this new poverty for schools, many of which have seen drastic changes in the populations they serve and their communities.

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Understanding Poverty to Reach, Motivate, and Teach

Poverty—with its widespread effects on learning and well-being—is a multifaceted problem without a simple solution. Addressing these challenges can seem daunting if not impossibly complex.

Browse featured ASCD books, online course, videos, and publications to learn how you can help improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students by creating healthy environments, supportive schools, and targeted instruction.

 

Featured Books

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools - ASCD

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools

  Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student - ASCD

Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student

Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It - ASCD

Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It

  Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement - ASCD

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement

Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success - ASCD

Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success

  Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life - ASCD

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life

 

Featured Online Course

Teaching with Poverty in Mind - ASCD PD OnlineTeaching with Poverty in Mind will introduce you to the latest research on poverty and how it affects students' cognitive development and academic performance. In this course, you will learn how to differentiate among different types of poverty and understand the unique aspects and effects of each; you will learn about the real, physical effects that poverty can have on a developing brain; and you will learn schoolwide and classroom-level strategies for countering those negative effects to help your students grow, thrive, and find academic success.

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Featured Videos

 

Engaging Students
with Poverty in Mind
DVD Series

with Eric Jensen

Teaching with Poverty
in Mind DVD Series

with Eric Jensen

Motivating Black Males
to Achieve in School
and in Life DVD

with Baruti Kafele

  Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind DVD Series Teaching with Poverty in Mind DVD Series Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life DVD
 
 

Featured Publications

 

ASCD Whole Child SnapshotsWhole Child Snapshots

Find out to what extent students in your state and the nation as a whole are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

See Your Snapshot

 

Hold the Line: Engagement Practices That Welcome Families in Poverty - ASCD Education UpdateHold the Line: Engagement Practices That Welcome Families in Poverty

Get ideas and research to help make your school more accessible.

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Poverty and Education - ASCD Whole Child Symposium 2015Poverty and Education:
ASCD Whole Child Symposium

Explore how poverty affects the ability of children to learn and achieve to their fullest potential.

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Poverty and Education - ASCD Policy PointsPoverty and Education:
ASCD Policy Points

See what poverty means for children, how it affects education, and what we can do to mitigate its effects on student success.

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The forum, which consists of a series of online and in-person discussions among educators at all levels, will take place from February 1 through April 15 and will focus on how school systems and communities can best meet the diverse needs of the modern learner.
An in-person session of the ASCD Forum will take place at the 2016 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show on Monday, April 4, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

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2016 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

April 2–4, 2016, Atlanta, Ga.

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Choose from HUNDREDS of sessions organized by these learning paths:
  • Poverty & Equity
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Assessment
  • Teacher Leadership & Effectiveness
  • Principal Leadership & Effectivness
  • Student Engagement
  • Whole Child
  • Data Management
  • Special Populations
  • Technology
  • Effective Math Strategies/Standards
  • Effective ELA Strategies/Standards
  • Professional Learning
All designed to help you expand your knowledge as you LEARN. TEACH. LEAD.

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