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Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind
ASCD best-seller Teaching with Poverty in Mind established the standard for what educators everywhere can do to improve the achievement of economically disadvantaged students. Now author Eric Jensen follows-up with this guide to student engagement strategies that are strongly tied to socioeconomic status. Learn the seven factors that are crucial to engaging disadvantaged students: health and nutrition, vocabulary, effort and energy, mind-set, cognitive capacity, relationships, and stress level. To address those factors, Jensen provides actions and solutions you can use in every day practice to
Cultivate a high-energy and positive classroom climate that fosters success every day.
Build your students' capacity to focus their attention, think critically, process content, and recall it from memory.
Create greater excitement that spurs student motivation and effort.
Develop students' deep, sustained understanding of content.
The strategies in this book will empower you to automate student engagement efforts in your classroom and school so more struggling students succeed.