Over the summer, our principal suggested we read this book. Now usually during the summer, I enjoy a mindless read on the beach so I have to admit, I was somewhat skeptical. Yet this book truly opened my eyes to ALL that poverty can do to a person and a family. It speaks to what poverty does emotionally, cognitively, mentally, physically, and socially. Hard to believe it reaches all those categories? Don't worry- I thought so too. Yet when you read it, you can see-very clearly- it does.
Even if you THINK you know what our students are going through, this will give you a detailed perspective that will have you walking away with a different, more empathetic, open mind set.
Teaching with Poverty in mind By Eric Jensen