In this crucial follow-up to the best-selling book Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, Jensen emphasizes the strong and significant correlation between engagement and achievement. He reveals how educators can master engagement and use it to help students of low socioeconomic status excel.
Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind challenges teachers to set a new bar: to reach more students in more engaging and profound ways. Jensen presents engagement strategies that tell teachers specifically how to
The book also explores the seven core engagement factors that are strongly tied to socioeconomic status and form the rationale behind the strategies in this book: health and nutrition, vocabulary, effort and energy, mind-set, cognitive capacity, relationships, and stress level.