A Mile in Their Shoes: What Poverty Taught Me About At-Risk Students

Rebekah Hammack (Montana State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 208
EISBN13: 9781799858706|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2971-3.ch016
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The author begins this chapter by sharing her personal experiences growing up in poverty and how those experiences shaped school for her. Then, she shares the educational story of a childhood friend who struggled with school and eventually dropped out of high school despite only having one credit left to earn for graduation. Next, the author moves on to her personal experiences teaching students who were economically disadvantaged and the lessons she learned from those experiences. Finally, the author reflects over each of the stories she shared and how she has used those stories to shape her approach to teaching pre-service teachers.
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