Finding ways to engage students is hard enough, but teaching rural students can add extra layers of challenges. And yet, some teachers are enormously successful reaching these students. What are their secrets? In this pop-out you’ll learn a strategy for finding out how your students learn well and a framework for engaging students, explore the challenges facing rural students (and teachers) and how rural poverty is different from other kinds of poverty, and you will have a chance to create your own rural student action plan.
- How might living in isolated areas impact families (vs. non-rural families)?
- How might rural poverty be different than non-rural poverty?
- What can teachers, then, do to help students living in rural poverty better learn?
Articles that help us answer those questions:
- Maine Schools in Focus: Maine’s Schools Are Much More Rural than Most Other States’
- Opinion: All kids should take ‘Poverty 101’
- Focus on 6 High-Impact Motivation Strategies
- Classroom Management in a Title I School
Additional Engagement and Motivation Resources:
- McMEL Motivation Page
- Good Learning Experiences Activity
- The Good and Bad of Extrinsic Motivation
- Some Students Need More Than Direct Instruction
- Tone of Voice Matters (in Surprising Ways)
- What Level of Engagement are your Students At?
Donna Beegle – Poverty
Shared Note Taking Doc from January 19, 2018 session.