A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, Ph. D.
Chapter 5 - Reflection
- At the school I worked at for the last 2 years, the PTO sponsored a raffle to help raise money for school activities. Teachers were asked to donate something for the raffle. Instead of buying a toy many teachers would donate their time to participate in an activity with the student. Some teachers would bake cookies, go on a bike ride, have lunch with, or build a bird house with their prize winner.
- I also provided a check in/check out system for many of my students. We talked about what good behaviors we needed to work on for the day and what the benefit of these good behaviors was. I wish I had listened more about what students did the night before/how their morning was going. Well, there is always room for improvement next year!
Are you a role model for your students?
How? (check in/check out, teaching students to look for options, goal setting, what do you do???)