There is a good chance that you may have some students in your classroom who come from an impoverished background. Sometimes it is easy to identify a student whose family is struggles financially. Other times, we may have no idea. Understanding where our students come from, and more importantly, what we can do to help them find success in school and beyond is often a daunting task, but I want to quickly share a great resource for you this semester.
I’m ashamed to say that I got this book twice, and still didn’t read it until years later. I bought it in my credential program. I was given it in my new teacher program, and only last year, when I was working with a group of at-risk teens, did I actually dive into the book. And I was missing out! Here’s what you’ll find:
- An insight to the way students who come from a background of poverty view the world
- Strategies for building language skills
- A conversation about role models and emotional resources
- A-ha moments about discipline
If you haven’t already read this great resource, I invite you to check it out this semester. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the great tools you can add to your bag!