Disrupting Poverty

Where to Stop and What to Start

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Strategies for You to Address the Effects of Poverty

  1. Confront and Eliminate Blame (pg. 61-65)
  2. Establish a physically and emotionally safe environment (pg. 99-109, pg. 110-115)
  3. Establish an accurate understanding of poverty (pg. 35-51, pg. 116-120)
  4. Do EVERYTHING possible to level the playing field (pg. 49-50, pg. 74-75)
  5. Develop programs and structures that support caring relationships (pg. 120-124)
  6. Engage parents and families as authentic partners (pg. 124-132)
  7. Confront and eliminate tracking/ability grouping (pg. 145)
  8. Develop a common understanding of excellent teaching and powerful learning (pg. 151-167)
  9. Teach every student to read proficiently in grades K-12 (pg. 169-174)
  10. Provide additional quality instructional time (pg. 146, pg. 168)
  11. Use approaches that promote engagement and ownership of learning (pg. 115-136)
  12. Provide meaningful, needs-driven, job-embedded professional learning (pg. 174-176)
  13. Confront and eliminate low expectations (pg. 72-74)
  14. Go back….find the time (pg. 88-92)
  15. Use effective hiring practices (pg. 84-88)
  16. Consider your budget a moral document (pg. 81-88)

Suggested Actions to Continue the Work

  • Virtual coaching with Budge and Parrett (presenters). Contact our team for details
  • Bring Budge and Parrett for workshop (partner with other districts, campuses, or us). Contact our team for details.
  • Utilize rubrics to determine staff capacity

Assessing our Ability to Take Action pg. 6
Assessing our Willingness to Take Action pg. 7
What Do You Know and Believe About Poverty, pg. 36
Barriers to Building Leadership Capacity, pg. 71
Building Leadership Capacity, pg. 82-83
Barriers to Healthy, Safe, and Supporting Learning Environment, pg. 101
Fostering a Healthy, Safe, and Supportive Learning Environment, pg. 112-113
Barriers to Focusing on Student, Professional, and System Learning, pg. 141
Focusing on Student, Professional, and System Learning, pg. 152-153

  • Utilize an existing campus committee to address poverty using the 16 strategies
  • Conduct a school-wide or leadership team book study on Turning High Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools. Our team has created one already! Contact our team for details.

Recommended Reading

Organizational Change

Switch by Chip Heath

http://www.amazon.com/Switch-Change-Things-When-Hard/dp/0385528752/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454011788&sr=8-2&keywords=switch


Effective Instruction

Quantum Teaching by Bobbi Deporter

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/020528664X?keywords=quantum%20teaching&qid=1454011931&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1


Visible Learning by John Hattie

http://www.amazon.com/Visible-Learning-Synthesis-Meta-Analyses-Achievement/dp/0415476186/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454011999&sr=8-2&keywords=visible+learning


Flip Your Classroom by Jonathan Bergmann

http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Your-Classroom-Reach-Student/dp/1564843157/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454012164&sr=8-1&keywords=flip+your+classroom


Literacy

Read, Write, Lead by Regie Routman

http://www.amazon.com/Read-Write-Lead-Breakthrough-Strategies/dp/1416618732/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454012058&sr=8-1&keywords=read+write+lead


Summer Reading: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap

http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Reading-Achievement-Language-Literacy-ebook/dp/B00GOYV37U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454012273&sr=8-2&keywords=summer+reading


Building Student Relationships

Student Aspirations by Russell J. Quaglia

http://www.amazon.com/Student-Aspirations-Eight-Conditions-Difference/dp/0878224793/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454012094&sr=8-1&keywords=student+aspirations


Student Voice: The Instrument of Change

http://www.amazon.com/Student-Voice-Russell-Joseph-Quaglia/dp/1483358135/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454012116&sr=8-1&keywords=student+voice


Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives

http://www.amazon.com/Opening-Minds-Using-Language-Change/dp/1571108165/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454012224&sr=8-1&keywords=opening+minds

Our Team

Jennifer Womack, Coordinator

jennifer.womack@esc13.txed.net

512.919.5308

Dixie Binford, Administrative Specialist

dixie.binford@esc13.txed.net

512.919.5148

Rachel Naugle, Administrative Specialist

rachel.naugle@esc13.txed.net