Poverty Amongst Us 

~ Brain-compatible strategies to engage our students ~


Ages 11-adult


What brain compatible strategies can we use to engage our students? And, how can we teach our students to care for the needy?

Workshop Description:

Children in our class are hungry. Learn how to reach our needy students with targeted strategies. Using literacy sources such as story, poems and media, explore the issues of child poverty and homelessness through the power of experiential learning. Learn practical strategies for reaching our needy students. Also explore a unit of student work with the inquiry, “What is my role when others are in need?” Build awareness among your students in the struggle for equity and inspire a move towards social activism. Through poetry and active literacy strategies such as role-play, writing in role and conducting voices, participants explore the topic layering their knowledge and experience as they create advocacy pieces for others. Handout provided for student unit.


Your students will be able to:

 1.   A greater awareness of the struggle for equity

2.   The capacity to inspire students towards social activism

3.   Specific strategies to improve student awareness and empathy

4.   The ability to empower students to express themselves and make a difference