Teacher helping kindergarten children learn how to use computersTeachers, students, and parents learn how poverty affects a child’s educational experience. Based on concepts found in Beth’s books, Understanding Poverty in the Classroom and Angelika’s Journal, participants consider how behaviors required at home can affect a child’s actions in the classroom.

For example, a child who lives in an overcrowded situation may have learned to interrupt or speak loudly. A teacher may misinterpret that same behavior at school as rude or a behavior problem. This workshop looks at ways to intervene in helpful and encouraging ways.