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A Framework for Understanding Poverty

June 16, 2023

SpringHill Suites, Atascadero

About the Workshop

A Framework for Understanding Poverty workshop provides an in-depth study of information and issues that will increase the participants’ knowledge and understanding of the poverty culture.  This workshop covers the following topics: 12 key points in understanding poverty, resources and case studies, registers of language, story structure, cognitive development, family structure, hidden rules, discipline interventions, and building relationships.  This workshop is designed for audiences of both elementary and secondary-level educators with adaptation and application for community, social service and faith community audiences. 

Framework for Understanding Poverty Objectives
Participants will be able to:

• Analyze the eight resources of a student
• Explain language registers, discourse patterns, and story structure
• Give examples of hidden rules among classes
• Identify discipline interventions that are effective
• Explain mediation and cognitive strategies
• Explain how economic realities affect patterns of living

Keynote Speaker

Bethanie Hamlett Tucker, Ed.D.

Bethanie Hamlett Tucker, Ed.D. of North Carolina has been a professional educator since 1972. Currently a professor of education at Averett University in Danville, Virginia, Bethanie has served as a classroom teacher, a resource teacher, a teacher of gifted students, a program coordinator, and a grant-funded project director. Through aha! Process, Bethanie provides training and consulting services for A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Motivation, Under-Resourced College Students, Research-Based Strategies, and reading. An experienced consultant, Bethanie has presented numerous workshops for aha! Process since 2000.

Dr. Tucker is the co-author of
 • Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students
 • Research Based Strategies Revised Edition

and the author of
• Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading
• Reading by Age Five
• Mr. Base Ten Invents Mathematics
• The Journey of Al & Gebra to the Land of Algebra

Bethanie holds three academic degrees, all in education: a B.S. from Averett University and an M.S. and Ed.D. from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

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