ENGAGING STUDENTS OF POVERTY: Practical Strategies That Raise


The bad news is that poverty can create chronic, devastating changes in the brain. It would be easy to look at the statistics and want to give up. The good news is that there are powerful solutions to boost attendance, lessen behavior issues and turn your classroom into a high performance success, BUT you need the engagement strategies to help you do your job well. High performing students need high performing teachers. Every student deserves a caring engaging teacher. Attitudes and the strategies of yesterday are not enough.

Join me to upgrade your teaching skills. Make it a priority to engage far more students every day. Fasten your seatbelt: These strategies work for all kids across the grade and content levels. Sign up NOW for an engaging, fast moving, practical experience. Appropriate for all educators and administrators K-12.


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Text: Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement is available used on Amazon from $11 and up. I recommend that all of my students purchase the book and not download this one on an electronic device. It is meant to be a handbook for you.


I have been taking post-graduate classes for years. I think Brenda was an exceptional teacher. Besides the excellent academically-created course, her guidance, positive energy, patience, and support are something I appreciated. I want to take another class from her and recommend her without reservations to my colleagues. After 13 years of abusive and insulting principals I was demoralized and wanted to quit after 31 years of teaching. Brenda has relit the candle of hope for me, and I excited to use her material every day. I find it so valuable that I plan on writing some of her suggestions and strategies, And ideas and having them spiral-bound into a book to use everyday. Brenda is a blessing. I am looking forward to school and not dreading it as I have for the last 13 years. Sincerely, Cheryl A. Jackson

This course was fantastic. The course text was supplemented with great educational and inspiring videos. The instructor was very encouraging and enthusiastic, timely with her feedback, and offered great suggestions and advice.

11th Grade Teacher

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Course No. ED470b, ED570b

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Quarter Credits 3

Are you planning to attend at least one Academic Camp or Professional Development Workshop this year? This course is for you. It's open to teachers Nation Wide attending ANY Academic Camp or Professional Development Workshops related to your professional assignment. You can attend these sessions and earn three (3) Continuing Education Quarter Credits or 30 Washington Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs.  Attending more than one event during the year?   Then contact the instructor.

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