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Here’s the ideal tool to bring to your school and community Eric Jensen’s good news that yes, educators can do something to address the effects of poverty on children. Drawing from his runaway best-selling ASCD book Teaching with Poverty in Mind, this two-part DVD series brings to life the concepts and strategies that have worked in schools with a history of high performance among students raised in poverty. Use the video and embedded workshop materials to introduce your learning community to how to turn around the effects of poverty on behavior and academic performance. Scenes from elementary and secondary classrooms show how teachers model emotional responses for their students, reduce the effects of chronic stress, and provide students with life skills training. Explore schoolwide success factors that support the whole child and foster a school culture that refuses to let students fail. And see examples of how your school can do more to help underserved students by fostering intellectual curiosity, strengthening academic performance through arts and athletics, and changing community assumptions about academics.
(ASCD DVD, 2010) Two 30-minute DVDs, each with a professional development program.
Drawing from his 26 years of experience, award-winning former principal Tim R. Westerberg explains how any high school can improve by eliminating general and remedial tracks, providing students the support they need to meet college- and career-prep standards, and ending curriculum anarchy with clear instructional goals.