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Name: Stacia Jacoby

EDFD 460
Prof. Joel J. Traver

Points of Analysis:
Main Points of the Eric Jensen Name of Outside Scholar: Eric
article & applied to your Jensen
clinical experience or past Title of Work(s): Teaching With
experiences working with Poverty In Mind
youth. (Note: Utilize the APA citation: Jensen, E. (2009).
phrase For example early Teaching with poverty in mind
and often!) what being poor does to kids'
brains and what schools can do
about it. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Retrieved February 22, 2017.
Outline three main points from
Main Point 1: Never withhold the article:
recess from students as a
disciplinary action Main Point 1: Poverty at Home;
Recess is a must! Children in poverty are exposed to
different social and physical
Main Point 2: Teachers must be environments, which make it hard
relentless about introducing and for them to adjust. Childhood is
using new vocabulary known as a memorable time and
Vocabulary is important! children are suppose to enjoy their
childhood, however children living
Main Point 3: Setting high goals in poverty tend to struggle with
and helping your students reach this and the world around them.
them Poor children have fewer and less
Goal setting improves effort! supportive networks than children
not in poverty, meaning children
in poverty rely on peers rather
Main Point 4: Focus on affirming than parents or adults. Children
and reinforcing effort living in poverty also have fewer

Main Point 5: The more you

care, the better the foundation for Main Point 2: Poverty at School;
interventions. Ask children about Studies have shown that children
their families and hobbies living in low-income families tend
Make them feel important! to correlate with academic
success, specifically during
Main Point 6: Embedding more preschool or kindergarten. High
classroom fun in academics tardiness and absents are more
Make learning fun! likely to happen among poor
students due to transportation
issues or health complications.
Children living in lower income
communities also feel a sense of
alienation, that no one cares or
their teachers do not like them,
this often leads to students giving
up on academics.

Main Point 3: Action Steps;

It is important for educators to be
aware of the students within their
classrooms. Many of these factors
regarding students coming from
lower income families are
invisible. Teachers perspectives
on these types of children are
known as acting out or
behavioral issues, although
behavior is a sign of poverty.
Being aware of your students
behavior and knowing different
ways to improve their behavior is
something teachers can
incorporate into their classrooms
to help reduce academic failure
coming from impoverished