Reading to Inspire the Future

  1. March 2018 Book Review: “Engaging Students With Poverty in Mind”

    Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen is a follow-up to January’s book review of Teaching with Poverty in Mind. Here, Jensen digs deeper into engagement as the key factor in the academic success of economically disadvantaged students. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind…

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  2. January 2018 Book Review: “Teaching With Poverty in Mind”

    “When educators believe students are competent, students tend to perform better; conversely, when educators believe students have deficits, students tend to perform more poorly.” Eric Jensen, Teaching with Poverty in Mind Jensen’s comments relate directly to last months’ book review of Mindset by Carol Dweck. If educators engage a growth mindset regarding students from poverty,…

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  3. December 2017 Book Review: “Mindset-The New Psychology of Success”

    “Experts agree that Jackson Pollock had little native talent for art, and when you look at his early products, it showed. They also agree that he became one of the greatest American painters of the twentieth century and that he revolutionized modern art. How did he go from point A to point B?” Carol Dweck,…

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  4. November 2017 Book Review: “Change Your Questions Change Your Life”

    Ask yourself, “Am I a Learner or a Judger?” Marilee Adams in her book, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, poses two life-defining questions, followed by some sample questions to assist in a self-reflective examination to help frame thinking, listening, speaking and relating. Do you conscientiously take a learner approach?  Or are you inclined to…

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