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Approx. duration: 3 hours


  • The workshop price is $75 with a book mailed to you (plus the ebook), or $65 with the ebook only.
  • For groups of 100 or more who register all participants at once, the workshop price is $50/participant with the paperback and the ebook or $40/participant with the ebook only.

A Framework for Understanding Poverty: 10 Actions to Educate Students

This training fulfills the prerequisite for the A Framework for Understanding Poverty Trainer Certification.

This web-based training gives you in-depth information to help you understand class differences and 10 actions you can implement the next day in the classroom to achieve impact. This workshop is based on the book A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.

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After participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Use concrete strategies that impact the achievement of students from poverty
  • Better understand how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets
  • Develop stronger relationships with their students to impact behavior and achievement
  • Identify key instructional strategies that meet the needs of the under-resourced learner
  • Understand the hidden rules of economic classes and how they apply to their classrooms
  • Reduce their discipline referrals

10 Actions to Educate students include:

  • Resources
  • Relationships
  • Hidden rules
  • Mental models
  • Family structure
  • Updated case studies
  • Family dynamics
  • Your personal experience with class
  • The role of language registers
  • Discourse patterns and story structure
  • The importance of relationships