Before you begin, grab something to record your answers with. Go ahead and get out paper… Are you ready?
1. How much of student achievement in kids from poverty is correlated with their parent’s IQ scores?
a) Significant amount
b) Moderate amount
c) Negligible amount
2. Classroom behavior problems from with kids from poverty are based in the very same issues as with the non-poor (need for structure, clear rules, and consistent enforcement).
True or False?
3. What is the biggest academic predictor (at age 5) for how kids will do at age 11?
a) reading and math scores
b) positive attitude about school
c) working memory
d) IQ scores
e) having parent participation
4. Many poor kids who show you an “attitude” when you are disciplining them typically need an authority figure to show them the rules and consequences.
a) That’s the truth
b) Some truth, but not all
c) Mostly untrue
5. Which 3 are the most common disorders among the poor?
a) Delayed development, stress and AD/HD
b) Dyslexia, oppositional defiant disorder and de-motivation
c) Dyscalculia, dyslexia and oppositional defiant disorder
d) Drug abuse, depression and dyslexia
You’re getting this quiz for a reason. In the United States, about 22% of all schoolage kids come from families of poverty. These kids form the largest identified subgroup in America with unmet academic and behavioral needs. While every school in America has SOME kids that are more poor the rest of the students, many of you are seeing those numbers continuing to rise. The trend is “up” everywhere.
Now, why did I ask you the above questions? Two reasons.
First, I wanted you to find out what you know and what you don’t know. If you want to reach and teach the poor effectively, you’ll need to be very, very good. You’ll need 80% or greater (4 or more right) to qualify as “effective.”
Your answers to the above quiz are in the book Teaching with Poverty in Mind. They are: 1- C, 2 – False, 3 – C, 4 – C, and 5 – A. Go ahead and score yourself.
Next, if you did not get a top score, you really do need to consider “upgrading” your skill set. Maybe you’ve seen our website, you’ve gotten our emails, and now I have just one more bit of news for you…
It’s from July 6-9th (4-Days) in San Antonio, TX. In this amazing workshop, you’ll learn:
* How to understand the crazy responses you get from kids
* Which academic subskills will skyrocket achievement scores
* How to keep the energy sky high in every class
* Top secrets for disciplining your students
* Best strategies for academic success
* How to make every class move quickly and smoothly
You can get all of these and more. But the workshops are filling fast this year. In fact, nearly every one is full.
Act quickly and you can still get in this summer. Listen, we can’t even promise you’ll get in unless you act immediately. We sold out last year, and we’re about to sell out this year.
More information? Click here to get yourself started. Teaching with Poverty in Mind 4-Day Workshop