Sunday, January 22, 2012

TEACHING WITH POVERTY IN MIND

Author:  Eric Jensen
Genre:  Non-Fiction, Standalone
Published: 2009
Personal Rating:  4/5 (very good)
Format:  Book
Yearly Count: 6


The subtitle does the job of sharing its actual content: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It.

I read this for our District-Wide Book Study. It definitely had some interesting and eye-opening stats, but there wasn't any revelations regarding teaching techniques. However, revisiting this topic is never wasted time, so I'm glad I participated and will take a refreshed attitude about our students.


4 comments:

  1. Hmmmm...I may know a few people who need to read this one!

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    1. Staci ~ Even though poverty stems from no money, the effects are much more profound on the minds of our students. We need to do everything possible to fill in the gaps.

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  2. Sad to think about, but interesting too. Too bad it didn't offer more concrete help for educators.

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ I've been in a different district for the last 3 years and boy have my eyes been opened! The book really did offer concrete help, but we already know it. BUT - a good reminder nonetheless.

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