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What is School? “Poverty”

#whatisschool is ready to talk poverty this week as we welcome Tobie Taylor Jones to lead learning with me.

The persistent achievement gap between students from poor families and their peers calls for research that examines risk factors associated with poverty and strategies for promoting resilience. Research demonstrates the impact of school climate on behavior and academic achievement.

Solving poverty is not the prerogative of educators but equalizing every student’s opportunity for success in the classroom is. How has poverty affected students in your school experiences? What Can Schools Do to Address Poverty? Today join us at #whatisschool as we ask the hard questions and dig deep to solving them.

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Join the conversation on Thursday 14 September 7pm ET (Thursday 11pm GMT, Friday 9am AEDT, 11am NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool

Questions #whatisschool, September 14, 2017 7PM EDT

1) What is it that your students truly need (non-academic)?

2) What is it that your students truly need at school (academic)?

3) Which resources from your community could help support your students (and their families)?

4) Ruby Payne writes about under-resourced learners trying to navigate the paper world, but what about learning to navigate our digital world?

5) How do you focus and make use of the learning time?

6) What is one thing you can do next week to assist your students who constantly face poverty (or never face it)?


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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Global EdTech Consultant based in Singapore but working with Schools and EdTech companies all over the world. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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