Poverty and Trauma
In this report, the Southern Education Foundation share the data from the NCES that 51% of the students in our classrooms today are considered to be in poverty.
Case in Point! In the report Talent on the Sidelines, researchers examine the excellence gap. Based on their review of data from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and state assessments, the authors share reasons for its existence and persistence, as well as recommendations for addressing.
Ruby Payne is known as expert in Poverty. Her organization, aha! Process, has great resources and training for your library and professional development.
Eric Jensen’s Teaching with Poverty in Mind is a great read and resource.
Kandace Sumner’s TedX: How America’s Public Schools Keep Kids in Poverty
WARNING: Some of you may want to check your implicit bias at the door before viewing. Remember, you don’t have to agree with everything someone says to glean something from what someone says.
The Evidence is In
Social and Emotional Learning
The State of Illinois is the first state to pioneer Social and Emotional Learning Standards for schools. A great resource for your social and emotional efforts and initiatives.
To learn more about the ACE study, visit the CDC (Center for Disease Control).
Curious about your ACE score? Take this assessment to learn more.
Professional Teaching Standards
The sample of trauma language integrated into professional teaching standards is shared here. You can use as is or as an example to create your own.
The source document used for professional teaching standards reference.
As mentioned in the segment, integrating trauma language as a way of better serving all students and minimizing the fragmentation created by compartmentalization can be done with any set of standards or core knowledge competencies.
Related Resources and Research