Discover The Brain-Based Learning Secrets That Bring Out The UNTAPPED Achievement Capacity in Your High-Poverty Students


This workshop is especially powerful if your school’s not performing up to standards. You’ll get the powerhouse tools you need the most to help create a school-wide turnaround. Come to the workshop, bring your supervisor, principal, colleagues, even a policy-maker! But register soon, this workshop has a waiting list every year.

“Teaching and Engaging With Poverty In Mind” Summer Teacher Workshop

3-Day Workshop

This 3-day event gives you the insider background knowledge, key skills and practical roadmap for academic success with kids from poverty.
You will learn how to successfully understand poverty in a totally new way. Learn how to intervene in positive, practical, research-based ways that can skyrocket achievement scores.

If your students come from poverty, you have unique learning, social and behavior challenges. After all, we know the human brain is just as vulnerable to negative factors as it is receptive to positive factors.

It’s easy to look at the statistics and just give up. There’s good news. The brain can also change for the good. I have done my homework. Many schools are succeeding. I have worked at several of them to discover what they are doing differently that is working. I have done my homework and I have isolated the factors that matter most. What was most exciting was to visit the schools that were succeeding with kids from poverty.

Each June, over 95% of the kids graduate from this high school and of them, over 90% go on to attend 4-year universities like UCLA, Dartmouth, Yale, Columbia, and Stanford, etc. And the school does this year after year after year after year!

Who are you to say schools can’t turn kids around who come from poor families?

It can be done, and it is being done every single day. I have a list of schools that are doing this TODAY. If your school’s not overcoming poverty issues, what’s going on? Could you use some help?

“You provided wonderful ideas for growth in two areas of improvement for our campus. Your information was encouraging, thought-provoking and inspiring. I’m excited to get back to my classroom.” Ms. White, Kerrville, TX

“The workshop was thorough, engaging, and helped me to see my students in poverty in a different light. I can now better meet their needs.” E. Hawes, Bloomington, MN

“This conference was a life-changing experience. I cannot wait to be in my classroom and change mindsets and brains!” S. Merrill, Painted Post, NY

“This has been the best training I have ever attended. The information is well organized and reviewed multiple times in multiple formats to ease understanding.” J. Mertus, Corning, NY

5 Secrets to High-Performing Schools

I’ll share what the best schools do and what the new breakthrough research tells us to do. These successful schools do things differently. I put the research and powerful strategies together into an amazing, highly engaging, classroom-practical, research-based, 3-day “Teaching with Poverty in Mind” event.

Here’s a taste of what I found:

  • Relationships are important. But certain ones that you are ignoring actually turn out to be of critical “make or break” value.
  • Building brains fast. Certain events literally add new brain cells at double the rate of every other strategy you can use. More brain cells are correlated with better learning and memory. Learn what the secret is and what you should do ASAP.
  • Hope is critical. How much hope and optimism your kids feel at your school is more important for boosting achievement than their IQ. Learn how to build hope and optimism in 5 simple steps. Without it, all other strategies will fail.
  • The missing ingredient. High expectations do matter, but only if your school does this one critical thing. Without it, you’ll get disillusionment and staff burnout. Learn what the missing ingredient is and your test scores will skyrocket.
  • The Jensen Secret. Out of all the strategies used by high-performing schools, one of them is the most fundamental. The best metaphor comes from your own computer. Learn what it is and learn exactly what to do about it.

I’ve read the 722 published studies on high-poverty and high-achievement schools; there are lots of good ideas out there. Most likely, as a school leader, you already know the concepts. But I have discovered what REALLY matters and what doesn’t. And now, I’ve put these special factors into an easily digested, highly engaging, classroom-practical, research-based, 3-day “Teaching with Poverty in Mind” event.

In this amazing 3-Day workshop, you’ll also learn the little-known “catalytic sub-factors” that make the others work. Here’s a nutrition analogy: you know that you need to take your calcium (yawn) for bone strength. But you must also take magnesium at the same time to help absorb the calcium—at a 2-1 ratio! Now, here’s the “kicker”. It is Vitamin D (sunshine!) that helps metabolize the calcium!

Now, you too can learn how to turn your school into a “believe or not” success story with “tears of joy” test scores. Hundreds of schools nationwide are already doing it. The poverty and student achievement problem has been researched for more than 30 years. Pieces of the solution have shown up in the popular books and press. Clues came from sociology, classroom teachers and even neuroscience.

Now it’s time. Time to get started. This inspirational, strategy-building workshop comes up fast this coming summer! Here’s your opportunity for the highly engaging, classroom-practical, research-based, 3-day “Teaching with Poverty in Mind” event.  It can boost attendance, exceed AYP, and turn your school into a high-performance, blue-ribbon winning success story using 100% research-based strategies.

Nothing is more relevant to you as an educator than your brain or the brains of your students, parents, or staff. Scientific teaching, passionate teaching and brain-based education are here to stay and I can bring it to your staff like no other.

“Eric’s training provided me the opportunity to add MEANINGFUL tools to my teaching toolbox.”
K. Hill, Mina, SD

“Well worth the time, will transform your view of “poverty”. Will empower you as an educator – giving you a sense that you now have the tools to make a difference.” M. Fowler, Norfolk, VA

“I strongly recommend you attend the conference and learn what an impact we can have on students lives, not only increasing their IQ but instilling hope for life!” L. Lewthwaite, Rochester, NY

“The workshop was thorough, engaging, and helped me to see my students in poverty in a different light. I can now better meet their needs.” E. Hawes, Bloomington, MN


“This conference was a life-changing experience. I cannot wait to be in my classroom and change mindsets and brains!” S. Merrill, Painted Post, NY

“Great job! I wish all my teachers could hear what I just heard. I think it would change my school. Super!” Ms. Schofield, LaVergne, TN

“Attend! Worth it! Can’t afford not to know this info! Teachers should get this information!”
S. Smith, Indianapolis, IN

“The presenter was very engaging! Hope to attend another! Really enjoyed this.”
Ms. Betancourt, San Antonio, TX

This Amazing Success-Builder Workshop is a One-of-a-Kind
Opportunity, but You Need to See it, Hear it and Seize it Now!

Give your staff the whole school year to take advantage of this startling research. Give them the time to implement the practical strategies. Get trained by the original, brain-based trainer that is making a difference in the lives of thousands.

Read closely to decide if I am the right person for your upcoming professional development event to bring your school closer to success with kids from poverty.

You can get effective staff development; in fact, nearly instant staff development with tools for engagement every staff can use. I am about fierce teaching; the type that brings a driven, mission-focused, passionate teacher to school every day. No, teachers aren’t born that way; they are developed.

Discover How to Boost Attendance, Exceed AYP, and Turn Your School into an Amazing, High-Performance, Blue Ribbon Success Story!

This remarkable and practical program reveals the startling links between the latest brain/mind research and the proven strategies to reach today’s children from poverty.

Join us for an engaging, fast-moving, results-oriented program that’s the only one of its kind. You can learn to change your teaching and school environment in ways that successfully reach students of poverty.

This powerful program gives you:

  • Secrets to understanding the impoverished brain: Learn four ways it is physically and behaviorally different.
  • Surprising insights into student behavior and solutions to the challenging behavior you see.
  • Seven golden maximizers that can make significant, positive changes.
  • Strategies for engagement, learning and achievement you can use to get proven, consistently positive results!

Almost 20% of America’s students live in poverty. Do you have specific strategies and a clear plan to help them succeed? If so, great. That’s the first step. But wait… is it (your plan) truly working?

Here’s how to tell:teacher workshop brain based learning

  • Are you creating daily success stories?
  • Do parents brag about your school to other parents?
  • Are all of your kids feeling safe in school?
  • How often is your school mentioned positively in the local papers?
  • Do kids run TO school instead of away from school?
  • What’s the conversation like in the staff lounge?
  • What’s the trend in your test scores?

If you are not proud of how your school is doing, it’s time for a change… You may want to know about the upcoming highly engaging, classroom-practical, research-based, 3-day “Teaching with Poverty in Mind” event.

Now You Can Create Success with Kids From Poverty

This workshop is an engaging, fast-moving, results-oriented program that’s the only one of its kind. This is differentiation at its best. You can learn to differentiate your teaching and school environment in ways that successfully reach students of poverty.

This powerful workshop gives you:

  • Secrets to how the brains of students from poverty are vastly different
  • Seven golden maximizers that can make significant, positive changes in their brains. These are what the scientists call “true enrichment”, not the pseudo enrichment most educators have heard of.
  • Strategies you can use to get proven, consistently positive, results!

The bad news is that poverty can make devastating, chronic changes in the human brain. The good news is that there are powerful solutions that hundreds of schools have successfully implemented that clearly demonstrate students from poverty can achieve.

BUT, you need three things.

First, you need genuine HOPE based on the science, not fantasy. This can only come from staff that truly understand and believe in the potential of students from poverty. This cutting edge staff development program provides tons of science-based hope that fuels enthusiasm and positive morale.

Second, you need the facts. You’ll get the real science behind the changes in brains of those from poverty. Learn what forces shape their brain and literally change it on a daily basis. Finally, you’ll get brain-based strategies that not only change the brain, but just may change you!

DISCOVER how to skyrocket student performance by applying cutting-edge brain-based strategies to help your lowest performing students.

REDUCE classroom stress by cracking the code‚ of how our brain changes and other learning challenges.

TRANSFORM frustration and drudgery to hope and positive accomplishment.

RETURN to work armed with powerful knowledge and practical skills for solving previously unsolvable problems and reaching previously unreachable learners.

Curriculum and Course Outline

DAY ONE & DAY TWO

  • How experience changes the brain
  • Genes or Environment—What matters most now?
  • Poverty—the 5-part circle of despair
  • Which factors are reversible, and which are not?
  • What are differences in emotional development?
  • 10 Ways to instantly evaluate student problems
  • Key differences in health and safety
  • The single greatest problem (and opportunity)!
  • Key differences in cognitive development
  • The 5 most likely brain disorders are…(do you know?)
  • How and where you can make positive changes

DAY THREE
Jensen’s Unique 5-part Success System

  • Instructional Secrets for Brains of Poverty
  • Working with the standards
  • Environmental conditions that matter most
  • Nutrition that works wonders
  • The power of collaboration
  • Influencing the home environment
  • The Power of “Operating Systems”
  • Putting it all together
  • Taking the plan to school

DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

Workshop hours:
8:30am to 4:30pm

REGISTER NOW and help students with genuine hope backed by science, and a step-by-step action plan!


Poverty has been analyzed and studied for years. The results are in: poverty changes brains. But did you know how it does the damage? Here are six of the many ways:

  • Nutritional deficits. A myriad of food deficiencies lead to chronic behavioral, emotional and cognitive problems.
  • Emotional Support. Unfortunately, these students need support the most and get it the least.
  • Stress/Distress. There are far more daily stressors for those in poverty and they have fewer resources to
    deal with them.
  • Health Issues. A constant challenge for the poor, staying healthy is but a dream for most. But health affects everything.
  • Cognitive Stimulation. These students get less frequent and lower levels of quality intellectual fueling.
  • Safety Issues. These students are chronically unsafe, leading to changes in their brain.

Recent studies suggest as many as 20% of America’s students are from poverty. This means over 10 million children from K-12 are victims of a wide range of negative, synergistic factors that debilitate the brain and often cause under-performance. But this workshop is different. It gives you the science behind poverty and the practical strategies to succeed with every student at your school.


You will learn dozens of highly effective, innovative, real-world strategies for reaching these types of students. This workshop includes the all-new, 5-step program that proves you can reach every single learner. But you have to know how to do it!

Many students live in poverty, and Eric Jensen gives you the brain-based connections and will teach you a wealth of practical strategies to simplify your job and help you focus on success.

  • Why a student’s problems may be triggered by what he eats (or doesn’t eat) for breakfast
  • Why your students literally may have lost part of her capacity to pay attention— the impact of abuse and trauma on the brain
  • The biology of hope—how optimism, hope, and a compelling future actually trigger positive chemical changes in the brain
  • Gain 11 specific activities that can help the brain of poverty re-create itself for better learning, improved memory, and higher emotional intelligence
  • Why positive social bonding is vital for most learners and the critical missteps to avoid
  • Proven brain-based models for transforming staff helplessness into positive empowerment
  • The shocking truth about ADHD and how to help hyperactive children succeed without drugs
  • The uncanny neurological connection between nutrition, diet, exercise, lighting, and the most common causes of problems

This workshop has the research—but it’s also practical.

For example, you’ll learn:

  • The biology of violence: how to reach students who are hooked on anger
  • The shocking impact of stress on student learning and step-by-step methods for
    retraining the injured brain
  • Why and how active engagement in the arts can subtly restructure the brain for improved
    cognition and reduced hostility
  • Why most  discipline  programs will fail on these kids and what to do about it.
  • Little-known facts about brains of poverty—Learn how shifts in environment and
    communication can reduce problems by 20-30%
  • How threat and trauma “real or implied” can change brain chemistry forever—unless you
    do this one thing.
  • Why some students learn less the harder they try
  • Why and how many schools may actually damage student brains
  • The impact of arrested brain development on learning and cognitive style
  • How and why your school building may be causing learning problems and a simple
    3-step solution that can reduce student declines within 30 days
  • How simple eating habits impact a child’s growing brain

PLUS, THERE’S MORE!

Imagine the positive revolution in your school or district when ALL students begin to achieve because you understand how to get the best out of every brain!

You’ll Discover How Easy It Can Be to Transform a D or F Student into a B (or Even an A) Student.

poverty and teaching challengesIf you’ve read this far, you KNOW it’s for you. And it’s risk-free. You’ve got a satisfaction or money-back guarantee. So, register now, before it’s filled & you have to wait another year. Your future is important and this may insure its success.

To Your Success,
Eric Jensen
Eric Jensen, President, Jensen Learning

P.S.  This workshop is especially powerful for you if your school’s not performing up to standards. You’ll get the powerhouse tools you need the most to help create a school-wide turnaround. Learn what fosters optimal learning. Come to the workshop, bring your supervisor, principal, colleagues, even a policy-maker! But register soon, this workshop has a waiting list every year.

P.P.S. When you register 5 or more from your school attend, you save 10% on each ticket! Just as important, more staff increases your chances of implementation. Simply register below. And, do it today, before it fills up and you have to wait another year!

Teaching With Poverty In Mind Teacher Workshop is only $575

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