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The Poverty Problem

The Poverty Problem
How Education Can Promote Resilience and Counter Poverty's Impact on Brain Development and Functioning

January 2021 | 280 pages | Corwin
Improve outcomes for students in poverty by understanding their developing brains

Economic hardship is changing our students’ brain structures at a genetic level, producing psychological, behavioral, and cognitive issues that dramatically impact learning, behavior, physical health, and emotional stability. But there is hope. 

This groundbreaking book by one of the nation’s top experts in brain science and resilience offers solutions that will change minds, attitudes, and behaviors. Learn about how problems develop between people of different races, how the brain develops in persistent poverty, and how it might react to solutions. Inside, you will find real-life applications on topics including:

• The lack of culturally competent instruction and its impact on students of color
• Poverty's effect on language development and how it can be positively influenced
• The importance of reading
• How to counteract the effects of the widespread stress in lower SES environments

Children make up 23% of the U.S. population and account for almost 33% of those living in poverty, making the education system our most distressed institution. In The Poverty Problem, you’ll learn how to increase students’ perseverance and confidence and positively impact outcomes by arming yourself with research-based instructional strategies that are inspiring, realistic, and proven to work.
About the Author
Introduction: The Invisible Line
Chapter 1: The New Deal—The Old Way
Chapter 2: More Than a Lapse in Judgment
Chapter 3: Born Behind the Eight Ball
Chapter 4: Speechless
Chapter 5: You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Chapter 6: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil
Chapter 7: Poverty Is a Story of Risk
Chapter 8: Principles of Good Instruction for Students from Low SES
Chapter 9: The Only Academic Protective Factor
Chapter 10: Promoting Resiliency
Appendix A
Model Lesson: Goal Setting
Appendix B
Model Lesson: Promoting Hope and Expectation
Appendix C
Model Lesson: Having a Good Sense of Humor

Horacio Sanchez

Horacio Sanchez is a highly sought-after speaker and educational consultant, helping schools learn to apply neuroscience to improve educational outcomes. He presents on diverse topics such as overcoming the impact of poverty, improving school climate, engaging in brain-based instruction, and addressing issues related to implicit bias. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on resiliency and applied brain science. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781071842928
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