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News and Opinion Oct 29, 2013

Confronting Barriers to Learning to Help All Children Succeed


Dr. Cantor addresses the predictable and reoccurring challenges of poverty and how it impacts student learning. Building Fortified Learning Environments can help address this stress and help all students succeed. Here is an excerpt:

For children growing up with the stress of poverty, the cognitive, social and emotional barriers to learning are enormous, but they also are predictable and recurring. They form a pattern of unreadiness for students, teachers and schools that is precisely what makes it possible to design an intervention to address them. To reach the new standards, much less the full potential of each student, schools can no longer ignore these barriers and challenges to teaching and learning. If anything, our school partners tell us, standards have brought them into even greater focus.

Click here to read Dr. Pamela Cantor’s article, Confronting Barriers to Learning to Help All Children Succeed, published in the AdvancED Source.