A Framework for Understanding Poverty

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Feb 5, 2013 (4 years and 7 months ago)

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NEVER



WORK

harder


THAN

your

students

& OTHER PRINCIPLES


OF GREAT TEACHING

Robyn R. Jackson

This Week’s Agenda


Never Work Harder Than Your Students
:
Chapter One


Icebreaker


Classroom Currency


Strength
-
Based Instruction


Assignment


Icebreakers

Discussion


Why is it so vital that we learn more about our
students than just the basic facts like where
they live?

Classroom Currency

Help Students Spend Their Currency

Help Students Acquire New Currencies

Teaching Vocabulary


Winning Words

Predictors of Success

Beyond the SAT

Discussion


How can you tell if students
possess these predictors?


Post some “assessment” ideas in
the discussion on the wiki for
week two.

A Framework for Understanding
Poverty
by Ruby Payne

Hidden Rules/Mental Models

Leaving Poverty

A Strengths
-
Based Approach


If I look through a DEFICIT LENS, I am likely to…


Look for deficits


Take control or rescue


Give ultimatums/advice


Tell


Focus on problems


See the family as incapable


Wait for the finished product


See service providers as experts


Impose change/limits


Expect inaction or failure


Label


Deflate family’s hope

A Strengths
-
Based Approach


If I look through a RESOURCE LENS, I am likely to…


Look for the good


Empower families


Create options


Listen


Focus on strengths


Put the responsibility on the family


Acknowledge progress


See the family as experts


See the family invested in change


Help identify resources


Avoid labeling


Inspire with hope


What is a Strength?

Classroom Community


How do you build a classroom
community?


What are some of your classroom’s
characteristics or structures that allow
students to spend their currency or to
acquire new currencies?


Assignment


Create your own graphic organizer
for something you will be teaching
soon.


You may use one of the free online
tools I have listed or work it through
in your own way.