Educators

Educators

  • Plan school trips that are inclusive to all students
  • Expose students to experiences they may not have if not for school
  • Be aware at the times of the year where low-income families have more financial stress e.g. winter (heating, holidays)
  • Spread awareness about the impacts that poverty has on children e.g. low self-esteem, lack of confidence, bullying, health
  • Organize programs to ensure students are getting the most of their education e.g. snack/lunch programs, clothing and sport equipment exchanges
  • Work with local services to address the issues affecting low-income families
  • Develop strong and supportive relationships with students and their families and let all parents know of any financial support programs in the community
  • Assign work that requires a computer and internet only during school hours
  • Challenge yourself, biases, and prejudices by educating yourself about the cycle of poverty
  • Have your school take part in a Poverty Challenge
  • Play a role in reducing the stigma of poverty – introduce inclusion frameworks in schools – include activities in lessons
  • Explore policy, advocacy, and social justice through appropriate class activities

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