A Framework for Understanding Poverty

A Framework for Understanding Poverty: 10 Actions to Educate Students

Additional reading and activities may be assigned before and during this training. The work outside of the online training will take no more than two hours.

May 7 and 8, 2018

This training fulfills the prerequisite for the A Framework for Understanding Poverty Trainer Certification. Note that this training occurs on two non-consecutive days.

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.

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

Please note that if you are registering within five business days of this event, you will be charged for expedited shipping of the training materials. Please contact Gail Gibson at ggibson@ahaprocess.com or (281) 502-3006) to provide payment information for the expedited shipping.

This course uses VOIP technology, and we strongly recommend using a headset. If you need a headset, you may purchase one from our online store.

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