PD Session 02 – Quotes
Jensen, Eric. Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do about It. Alexandria: ASCD, 2009.
CHAPTER 3 QUOTES
p. 46 – The reasons things stay the same is because we’ve been the same. For things to change, we must change!
p. 47 – Relatively recently, we have learned that we can intentionally change the brain’s structure and organization.
p. 54 – Kids raised in poverty need more than just content; they need capacity.
p.56 – Every successful school intervention for low-SES kids features some variation on the theme of rebuilding the operating system and honing the fewest processes that matter most to the learning process. Such interventions enrich students.
p.63 – Kids can change and we can make it happen.
p. 63 – When you take care of your staff members, they can take care of the students.
p. 64 – …the human brain is designed to change from experiences and that if we design enough high-quality experiences, over time we will get positive change.
p.65 – The first prerequisite for change is your belief in it – and your willingness to change yourself first.
p. 65 – Students’ brains don’t change from more of the same.
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