Have you read Eric Jenson’s new book? Here’s an introduction to this must read for all teachers and school leaders in high poverty schools. I recently sat down with Eric Jensen to talk about his new book Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement. If you haven’t come across Eric Jensen’s work before, you’re missing out. He reads between 200 and 300 peer-reviewed studies per year and has a great way of taking research and making it really practical and accessible for real teachers in real classrooms. Not only does he have a compelling personal story, he has a contagious passion for educating children that manages to balance a bracing understanding of the reality we face with a boundless optimism for the miracles we can create in the classroom each day.