Professional Development modules from Teaching Tolerance connected to articles published in their magazine and blog.

Toolkit for “Questioning Payneoffers ways to shift your school from a deficit-based mind-set to an equity literacy model.

Activity for “The Poverty Mythgives teachers an opportunity to reflect on stereotypes they may hold regarding people living in poverty.

Toolkit for “Struggling in Suburbia provides checklists of DOs and DON’Ts for educators who are new to teaching low-income students.

Other PD Planning Resources

Poverty USA Education modules for students and adults.

Articles and Reports about Poverty and Education

ASCD. Poverty and Education: From a War on Poverty to the Majority of Public School Students Living in Poverty, A Report on the Spring 2015 ASCD Whole Child Symposium. Includes summaries of sessions and video clips of speakers.

Berg, Nichole. “School is No Place for Class(ism)” Teaching Tolerance blog, 14 Oct 2015.

Boschma, Janie and Brownstein, Ronald. “The Concentration of Poverty in American Schools” in The Atlantic, 29 Feb 2016.

Ching, Jacqueline. “The Poverty Myth” in Teaching Tolerance Magazine, Spring 2012.

Clemens, Colleen Lutz. “How to Support First-Generation College Students” Teaching Tolerance blog, 5 July 2016..

Clift, Liz N. “Leveling the Economic Playing Field” Teaching Tolerance blog, 27 Aug 2014.

Edutopia: 5 Ways to Help Students Affected by Generational Poverty blog post, 9 June 2015.

Gorski, Paul. “Building a pedagogy of engagement for students in poverty” in Phi Delta Kappan, Sept 2013.

Gorski, Paul. “The Myth of the Culture of Poverty” in Educational Leadership, April 2008.

Gorski, Paul and Salwell, Katy. “Equity Literacy for All” in Educational Leadership, March 2015.

Jensen, Eric. “How Poverty Affects Classroom Engagement” in Educational Leadership, May 2013.

Leonhardt, David. “Better Colleges Failing to Lure Talented Poor” in The New York Times, 16 March 2013.

Messitt, Maggie. “Raising Inequity” in Teaching Tolerance Magazine, Spring 2014.

Pew Research Center. College Enrollment Among Low Income Students Still Trails Richer Groups, 15 Jan 2014.

Southern Education Foundation. Low Income Students Now a Majority in the Nation’s Public Schools, Jan 2015.

Suitts, Steve. “Students Facing Poverty: The New Majority” in Educational Leadership, Nov 2016.

U.S. Department of Education. “Educating Students in Poverty” Communication Across Barriers.

van der Valk, Adrienne. “Questioning Payne” in Teaching Tolerance Magazine, Spring 2016.

Yahn, Jacqueline. “Addressing Poverty Bias in the ClassroomTeaching Tolerance blog, 10 Feb 2012.






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