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Poverty

on May 17, 2013

-Poverty is not a choice
-Poverty doesnt mean your not working, or your not smart
-Try to understand whats going on with the families
-It is not always our place as teachers to deal with it
-Its teachers responsibility to listen to the children
-We should be giving them hope for the future
-People in poverty internalize the put downs
-Bad behaviour in the classroom maybe saying “pay attention to me”
-Poverty is a failure of the systems, not people
-Its our role as teachers to break myths about poverty
-Poverty causes mental illness, not the other way around
-Drugs, and alcohol are the symptoms of poverty
-Welfare is not charity, it is a right
-We all have a political responsibility and right to help
-Poverty is shameful- to be poor is not
-Teachers need to listen with both eyes and ears

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3 responses to “Poverty

  1. Carlee says:

    This is a wonderful post. We talked about this in one of my ECS classes this semester. Until you have heard a personal story about what is going on and how it affects people you really do not know what is going on in the lives of people who are living in poverty. As teachers we really need to look over what is happening and who this is affecting in your classroom.

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