Free Webinar Series
We offer free webinars twice a month. Check our webinars channel on the first and third Thursday of each month for the latest addition.
Breaking the chains of poverty
January 16, 2020
Generational poverty is not a death sentence. With support from a strong community base and teachers, students can overcome the cycle of low expectations that often comes from living in poverty. Students can achieve academic success and reach lifetime goals with the right supports to lead them out of the generational poverty routine. In this webinar you will learn of one woman’s true life journey. Using Ruby Payne’s book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, the audience will identify what families that struggle with generational poverty see as an endless and sometimes hopeless way of life. The audience will participate in active learning by conducting thinking, writing, and talking activities for adult learners to make connections to their students who come from generational poverty. Participants will leave the webinar with a plan to mentor or guide one or more students through education and modeling. Mentees will learn how to live a life outside the boundaries of poverty through the use of things that the middle class often has access to (such as checking/savings accounts, car payments, budgets, college or postsecondary plans, etc.).
The benefits of using Emotional Poverty with A Framework for Understanding Poverty in the school building
February 6, 2020
Listen in as career educator Carla Hubbard talks about how the blend of A Framework for Understanding Poverty and Emotional Poverty has improved discipline, relationships, and learning in her building. Her school has experienced stronger teaching, effective relationship building with students and parents, and a much more positive culture and climate expressed through social media, parent surveys, and by word of mouth throughout the community. The strategies in Emotional Poverty have allowed them to focus on individual behavior problems; the students coming to school angrier than ever before; more violent behaviors; and larger, bigger populations of students that were identified as “at risk.” Reduce anger and anxiety and improve academic learning. Find out how one building is achieving greater success.
Better understanding Hispanic students
February 20, 2020
Hispanic/Latinx students have the highest dropout rate. Many experience cultural tension in school when behaviors are misinterpreted as rude or disengaged but are actually a result of cultural upbringing. Tune in to our complimentary webinar to learn about the kind of approach that helps reach more students.