Teaching Children of Poverty - An add on endorsement

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  1. webmistress

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    Jan 10, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    It's why the failing label shouldn't exist at all. Teachers can transfer and lose the label, but I feel for the kids who are labeled and perceived as failures before they even begin their lives. They internalize it. Those mental and emotional barriers are tougher to overcome than anything academic.
    The sources listed seem excellent though and will be helpful to compassionate teachers with a great administration
     
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    Jan 10, 2018 at 5:59 PM

    I tried to maintain a neutral relationship with all my coworkers. Yes, some teachers tend to be more hostile and whining than others.
     
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    Jan 10, 2018 at 6:01 PM

    well, our principal just told us that our school got labeled as a low-performing school this year, and all the field trips are canceled until further notice (increase our testing scores). LOL
     
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    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:24 PM

    Giving a pay bump to teachers who work with low income/low scoring children may not fly politically. It would be my first choice as a remedy, but I don't think the world is ready for this solution.
     
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    Jan 11, 2018 at 4:18 AM

    We do that in many places in NJ. It’s not uncommon to start in wealthy districts making 10,000 less than urban. Especially if it’s a big system compared to a wealthy K-8 district. Urban Schools still just become patronage mills in many cases. The priority isn’t typically hiring the best teacher available.
     

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