A Cognitive Approach to Understanding Poverty
About the Course
This course will provide participants with an opportunity to explore how poverty affects behavior and academic performance in students. Participants will be engaged in ensuring a positive school environment that embodies respect and inclusivity. Participants will discuss the mindset of change and how accountability strengthens the SHARE model. Participants will collaboratively create a school-wide resource of strategies to encourage students to participate emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Recognize how having a framework of poverty can help better understand students living in poverty and what can be done to ensure success.
- Identify the ‘hidden rules’ of school and access what children living in poverty need to know in order to be successful at school.
- Implement a school-wide plan for engaged learning where relationships are reaffirmed and emotional, cognitive, and behavioral participation at school is encouraged.
- Develop a school environment where a child’s risk factors do not impair his or her success, including enrichment activities for students.