You're just one person, right?
You can hardly make a difference, right?
- Listen to your disadvantaged students. They need a strong relationship with a trustworthy adult to succeed.
- Work to boost the self-esteem of students who live in poverty by praising their school success instead of what they own.
- Keep your expectations for poor students high. Poverty does not mean ignorance.
- Make it clear that you value all of your students for their character and not their possessions.
These are just a few of the things that YOU can do to help a student living in poverty.
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