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Saturday, December 02, 2023

Online Monthly Educational Book Studies

The Handbook for Poor Students, Rich Teaching (A Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Poverty in Schools)

PD Hours: 12Jill Sorensen-Davis

Research on poverty and education shows that the majority of public school students in the United States qualify as poor, but you have the power to change their futures for the better. A companion to the revised edition of Eric Jensen's Poor Students, Rich Teaching, this book for teachers provides a plethora of tools, organizers, worksheets, and surveys designed to help you fully embrace the mindsets in the classroom that lead to richer teaching.

Implement strategies for overcoming adversity and poverty in schools with this practical guide:

-Explore seven essential mindsets in the classroom, as well as accompanying strategies for each.

-Discover specific actions and practices that will help you counteract the detrimental effects of poverty on education and student success.

-Learn how to build meaningful teacher-student relationships specifically with students from poverty.

-Understand how to engage students and change attitudes, cognitive capacity, effort, and classroom behaviors.

-Aid students in overcoming adversity and the effects of poverty on education.


Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom

PD Hours: 8Jill Sorensen-Davis

Address anger, anxiety, and violence in the classroom with strategies and best practices that work in classrooms. Under-resourced students, wealthy students, and students in all demographics can benefit from calming and healing techniques Ruby Payne, author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty, shares in this book. Provides understandings of origins of anger, anxiety, and avoidance Gives a language to talk about brain regulation, integration, and emotional competence Provides tools for educators to address and reduce anger, anxiety, and avoidance Helps educators manage the “classroom dance” that occurs between the educator and the students Provides the tools to motivate good behavior Identifies the differences in male and female emotional processing “It was one of the most riveting speeches I have ever heard you give, and it gave us a sense of reassurance we all desperately needed. People cannot wait to get your book on emotional poverty. The information you provide can and will save the lives of so many children.” -Jimmy C. Stokes, Ed.D. Georgia Association of Educational Leaders Athens, Georgia Winner of a 2019 IPPY award!


180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators (A 36-Week Plan of Low-Cost Self-Care for Teachers and Educators)

PD Hours: 8Jill Sorensen-Davis

Rely on 180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators to help you lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life inside and outside of the classroom. With author Tina H. Boogren's guidance, you will work your way through thirty-six weeks of daily self-care strategies and techniques, each corresponding with a week of the school year. Weekly themes range from creativity and inspiration to relationships and time management for teachers and administrators.

Follow this self-care plan designed to support your health and wellness during the school year

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