A Cognitive Approach to Understanding Poverty
This course will provide participants with an opportunity to explore how poverty affects behavior and academic performance in students. Participants will be engaged in ensuring a positive school environment that embodies respect and inclusivity. Participants will discuss the mindset of change and how accountability strengthens the SHARE model. Participants will collaboratively create a school-wide resource of strategies to encourage students to participate emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Recognize how having a framework of poverty can help better understand students living in poverty and what can be done to ensure success.
- Identify the ‘hidden rules’ of school and access what children living in poverty need to know in order to be successful at school.
- Implement a school-wide plan for engaged learning where relationships are reaffirmed and emotional, cognitive, and behavioral participation at school is encouraged.
- Develop a school environment where a child’s risk factors do not impair his or her success, including enrichment activities for students.
- Grade(s): Pre-K | Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | 3rd Grade | 4th Grade | 5th Grade | 6th Grade | 7th Grade | 8th Grade | 9th Grade | 10th Grade | 11th Grade | 12th Grade | Elementary K-5 | Secondary 6-12
- Subject(s): Education Support Professionals | Professional Development | Specialized Service Providers
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