This 3-Day event gives you the insider background knowledge, key skills and practical roadmap for academic success with kids from poverty.
You will learn how to successfully understand poverty in a totally
If your students come from poverty, you have unique learning, social and behavior challenges. After all, we know the human brain is just as vulnerable to negative factors as it is receptive to positive factors.
It’s easy to look at the statistics and just give up. There's good news. The brain can also change for the good. I have done my homework. Many schools are succeeding. I have worked at several of them to discover what they are doing differently that is working. I have done my homework and I have isolated the factors that matter most. What was most exciting was to visit the schools that were succeeding with kids from poverty.
Here’s just one example:
I worked with one school that has 760 kids, with 100% free and reduced lunch. None of the kids had parents with ANY college education. All the kids were poor, nearly ALL were minorities. The school’s listed as one of the Top 100 schools in the U.S. News and World Report Annual “Best Schools in America”.
Each June, over 95% of the kids graduate from this high school and of them, over 90% go on to attend 4-year universities like UCLA, Dartmouth, Yale, Columbia, and Stanford, etc. And the school does this year after year after year after year!
Who are you to say schools can’t turn kids around who come from poor families?
It can be done, and it is being done every single day. I have a list of schools that are doing this TODAY. If your school’s not overcoming poverty issues, what’s going on? Could you use some help?
I put the research and powerful strategies together into an amazing, highly engaging, classroom-practical, research-based, 3-day “Teaching with Poverty in Mind” event.
I’ll share what the best schools do and what the new breakthrough research tells us to do. These successful schools do things differently.
Here’s a taste of what I found:
I’ve read the 722 published studies on high-poverty and high-achievement schools; there are lots of good ideas out there. Most likely, as a school leader, you already know the concepts. But I have discovered what REALLY matters and what doesn’t. And now, I’ve put these special factors into an easily digested, highly engaging, classroom-practical, research-based, 3-day “Teaching with Poverty in Mind” event.
In this amazing 3-Day workshop, you’ll also learn the little-known “catalytic sub-factors” that make the others work. Here’s a nutrition analogy: you know that you need to take your calcium (yawn) for bone strength. But you must also take magnesium at the same time to help absorb the calcium—at a 2-1 ratio! Now, here’s the “kicker”. It is Vitamin D (sunshine!) that helps metabolize the calcium!
Now, you too can learn how to turn your school into a “believe or not” success story with “tears of joy” test scores. Hundreds of schools nationwide are already doing it. The poverty and student achievement problem has been researched for more than 30 years. Pieces of the solution have shown up in the popular books and press. Clues came from sociology, classroom teachers and even neuroscience.
Now it’s time. Time to get started. This inspirational, strategy-building workshop comes up fast this coming summer! Here’s your opportunity for the highly engaging, classroom-practical, research-based, 3-day “Teaching with Poverty in Mind” event. It can boost attendance, exceed AYP, and turn your school into a high-performance, blue-ribbon winning success story using 100% research-based strategies.
Nothing is more relevant to you as an educator than your brain or the brains of your students, parents, or staff. Scientific teaching, passionate teaching and brain-based education are here to stay and I can bring it to your staff like no other.
Give your staff the whole school year to take advantage of this startling research. Give them the time to implement the practical strategies. Get trained by the original, brain-based trainer that is making a difference in the lives of thousands.
Read closely to decide if I am the right person for your upcoming professional development event to bring your school closer to success with kids from poverty.
You can get effective staff development; in fact, nearly instant staff development with tools for engagement every staff can use. I am about fierce teaching; the type that brings a driven, mission-focused, passionate teacher to school every day. No, teachers aren’t born that way; they are developed.
Here’s an example:
"“I’m leaving this workshop thinking, “If you think I was good then, you ain’t seen nothing yet!” Thank you for this…I will be forever changed, and over the years, thousands of children will benefit from this.” Linda Jo H., Angleton, TX
“This is a MUST for anyone working with students in poverty. The brain can change, can you?” Tammy H., Bartlett, TX
“Thank you for your exemplary teaching and expertise. You’ve given me the tools and the hope to believe that I really can positively impact the skill levels of my students, and the direction I should focus on to make the greatest progress with them. I came here feeling defeated and am leaving feeling empowered.” Mindy R., Belchertown, MA
“By all means attend. It will change your life and the students’ life.” Michael W., Holden, WV
This remarkable and practical program reveals the startling links between the latest brain/mind research and the proven strategies to reach today’s children from poverty.
“This is my twenty-eight year in education and this training makes me “hungry” for the new possibilities for the coming year. I can’t wait to share.” Janice H., Wallace, SC
“This workshop will change the way you interact with your kids & cause the kids to change the way they interact with you.” Marlyn C., Charlotte, NC
“This is not your standard PD conf. Jensen presents an amazing amount of scientific and practical information you can share with your staff & put into practice Monday.” Jeanette C., Radford, VA
“Absolutely! The science is convincing. There’s no excuse for not learning how to make the changes.” Denise T., Radford, VA
Join us for an engaging, fast-moving, results-oriented program that’s the only one of its kind. You can learn to change your teaching and school environment in ways that successfully reach students of poverty.
This powerful program gives you:
Almost 20% of America’s students live in poverty. Do you have specific strategies and a clear plan to help them succeed? If so, great. That’s the first step. But wait... is it (your plan) truly working?
Here’s how to tell:
If you are not proud of how your school is doing, it’s time for a change... You may want to know about the upcoming highly engaging, classroom-practical, research-based, 3-day “Teaching with Poverty in Mind” event.
“OMG! This workshop totally changed my beliefs about “problem” kids. I am going to be a much more effective teacher now!” Jen D., Elkhart, IN
“A life changing experience! More importantly a mind changing experience!” Shalauna M., Fort Wayne, IN
“Great seminar! You will learn a lot. It is beneficial professionally & personally.” Tana H., Ft. Wayne, IN
“If you want to make BIG changes in student engagement/behavior and YOU, go see Jensen. It will change the way you THINK about teaching.” Michelle P., Myrtle Beach, SC
“This is one of the most valuable workshops I have ever attended. The content is extremely relevant and Eric’s facilitation of learning make continued growth and learning highly probable!” Kathy R., Palmetto, FL
Join us for an engaging, fast-moving, results-oriented program that’s the only one of its kind. This is differentiation at its best. You can learn to differentiate your teaching and school environment in ways that successfully reach students of poverty.
The bad news is that poverty can make devastating, chronic changes in the human brain. The good news is that there are powerful solutions that hundreds of schools have successfully implemented that clearly demonstrate students from poverty can achieve. BUT, you need three things.
First, you need genuine HOPE based on the science, not fantasy. This can only come from staff that truly understand and believe in the potential of students from poverty. This cutting edge staff development program provides tons of science-based hope that fuels enthusiasm and positive morale. Second, you need the facts. You’ll get the real science behind the changes in brains of those from poverty. Learn what forces shape their brain and literally change it on a daily basis. Finally, you’ll get brain-based strategies that not only change the brain, but just may change you!
DISCOVER how to skyrocket student performance by applying cutting-edge brain-based strategies to help your lowest performing students.
REDUCE classroom stress by cracking the code‚ of how our brain changes and other learning challenges.
TRANSFORM frustration and drudgery to hope and positive accomplishment.
RETURN to work armed with powerful knowledge and practical skills for solving previously unsolvable problems and reaching previously unreachable learners.
1. DAY ONE: 8:30 – 4:30pm
KEY TOPICS: 5 MINDSETS FOR SUCCESS
& RELENTLESS ENGAGEMENT
- Mindset #1: Fierce Urgency (We’re Running Out Of Time)
- Mindset #2: Empathy (Not Sympathy Or Indifference)
- Mindset #3: Brains Are Designed To Change (Do You Know How?)
How experience changes the brain
Genes or Environment—What matters most now?
- Mindset #4: Teachers Are The Single Greatest Difference-Maker
- What the data tells us about teaching expertise
- Mindset #5: No Excuses (At All)
- Examples of high-performing, high poverty schools
- Why Higher Expectations & Gaudy Goals (Research & Practical)
- What Are School Mindsets & How To Shift Them
- Practice With New Mindsets
- Learning To Use Better Formative Assessment Feedback
- Relevance Of Getting Buy-In To Student Learning
- Building The Big 4: Behavior, Attitude, Capacity & Effort
- Engagement Strategies Shared
- Review/Summarize The Learning
2. DAY TWO: 8:30 – 4:30pm
KEY TOPICS: INSTRUCTIONAL RIGOR &
Review from Yesterday
Introduction of personal and student de-stressors
Fierce Urgency of Now- with adolescent boys
Capacity Building- Top 5 strategies
- Teach content-specific study skills
- Working Memory
- Reasoning skills
- Writing practice
Student Effort-Builders – Top 5 Strategies
- Compelling Goals w/ Stellar states
- 3:1 Feedback Ratios w/ quality
- Boost Hope & Grit
Review/Summarize The Learning
3. DAY THREE: 8:30 – 4:30pm
KEY TOPICS: ATTITUDE & BEHAVIOR BUILDERS
PLUS CLASSROOM CLIMATE BUILDERS
- Review from Yesterday
- Student Attitude Builders – Top 5
- Role Model
- Foster academic optimism
- Teach coping tools
- Attribute cause
& effect w/ pers. resp.
- How and where you can make positive changes
- Student Behavior Builders – Top 5
- C & S rules/norms
- Teach How to Behave
- Engage & Redirect
- Foster Voice &
Sense of Control
- Engagement activities & Energizers
- The use of “programs” vs. “practices”
- School Climate Builders
- Completing Gaudy Goals
- Implementation and 16 school change ideas
- Developing Personal support
- How to share topics with your staff
- Taking the Plan to School
- Additional Resources
- Review/Summarize The Learning
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“Please…don’t hesitate to sign up! Attending this workshop has changed the way I will be teaching in the future.” Kimberly N., San Antonio, TX
“ This will be the best workshop you’ve been fortunate to attend. If not, pay your $ & go!” Suzanne P., San Antonio, TX
“This workshop was one of the best I’ve attended. It was a real eye-opener, that offered research and activities that will promote learning.” Lisa W., San Antonio, TX
“I have been an educator for 25 years, this is the best PD I have ever attended. I have more take-aways than any workshop previously.” Joyce B., San Antonio, TX
“Don’t miss the opportunity, you will view teaching and the brain in a whole new way. This was the best workshop I’ve ever attended.” Brandi G., San Antonio, TX
“Do yourself a favor and attend. You will learn more in 3 ½ days than you could ever imagine.” Kelley S., Regina, SK, Canada
“Amazing! A must! You will not only leave with an abundance of new strategies, you will leave as a new teacher!” Maricela C., San Antonio, TX
Poverty has been analyzed and studied for years. The results are in: poverty changes brains. But did you know how it does the damage? Here are six of the many ways:
Recent studies suggest as many as 20% of America’s students are from poverty. This means over 10 million children from K-12 are victims of a wide range of negative, synergistic factors that debilitate the brain and often cause under-performance. But this workshop is different. It gives you the science behind poverty and the practical strategies to succeed with every student at your school.
You will learn dozens of highly effective, innovative, real-world strategies for reaching these types of students. This workshop includes the all-new, 5-step program that proves you can reach every single learner. But you have to know how to do it!
Many students live in poverty, and Eric Jensen gives you the brain-based connections and will teach you a wealth of practical strategies to simplify your job and help you focus on success.
Now, when you learn all of these powerful insights from my multi-day Poverty workshop, what would you guess would happen? Results! Read what one participant just said…
“I was impressed with the many strategies that I’ll take back to school. I thought it was phenomenal and will have a huge, immediate impact on my students and the staff I work with! Change nothing!” Mr. Fisher, Amherst, NY
"It's so powerful! You will gain valuable knowledge and many useful strategies!"
“Great modeling of solid, research-based teaching strategies. I was really engaged the entire time. One of the best and applicable staff developments I have ever attended.”
“This is the most important professional development you could ever attend. It will change my classroom forever.” Christy D., N. Richland Hills, TX
“Brains can change. Students are a gift. Change kids state(s).” Nalleli R., Tracy, CA
“One of the best workshops I’ve attended. Get your brain ready to learn, you will leave tired each day.” Beth M., Houston, TX
“Definitely worth every penny, so useful and what our school needs as an additional layer for success.” Gale P., Cypress, TX
We hear those ALL the time. Yes, you too may be the next “raving fan.”
This workshop has the research—but it’s also practical.
For example, you’ll learn:
PLUS, THERE’S MORE!
Imagine the positive revolution in your school or district when ALL students begin to achieve because you understand how to get the best out of every brain!
If you've read this far, you KNOW it's for you. And it's risk-free. You've got a satisfaction or money-back guarantee. So, register now, before it's filled & you have to wait another year. Your future is important and this may insure its success.
To Your Success,
Eric Jensen, President, Jensen Learning
P.S. This workshop is especially powerful for you if your school’s not performing up to standards. You'll get the powerhouse tools you need the most to help create a school-wide turnaround. Learn what fosters optimal learning. Come to the workshop, bring your supervisor, principal, colleagues, even a policy-maker! But register soon, this workshop has a waiting list every year.
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8:30am to 4:30pm
Hosted at the Omni Colonnade Hotel in San Antonio, TX: