The Impacts of Poverty

Approximately one in five children in the United States live in poverty, according to the American Psychological Association, a status that affects more than housing status and food supply. Children from low-income families face increased risk factors in their educational life. Poverty affects student brain development, relationships with peers and the ability to complete a formal education. All of this means that teachers are faced with instructional challenges that go beyond students' desires to learn. On this episode we discuss the impacts of poverty.

Why Teacher's Quit?

A recent Gallup poll shows that almost half of the teachers in the U.S. say they are actively looking for a different job now or watching for opportunities. That’s not only heartbreaking for the professionals involved, it’s bad news for the stability of the industry. High teacher turnover impacts student performance and costs U.S. schools $7.3 billion in losses every year.

 On this episode we discussion the issues that are driving so many educators away?

A Solution to the ‘Summer Slide’

Finally! It’s summer—that long-awaited time to enjoy some extra rest and recreation. But did you know too much kicking back can be harmful to your student’s learning?

Studies show that students can lose up to two months of math and literacy skills over the summer. Although summer learning loss—also known as the summer slide—is a real problem, it doesn’t have to slow down your child at the start of a new school year. Let’s discuss some solutions.

Intro/Outro Music by Arianna Jonae - Drank It Up -