NWOESC Book Study: A Framework for Understanding Poverty


Changing the culture in your classroom is an area many leaders want to achieve.  However, before a teacher or administration can change the culture of classrooms it is necessary to understand the culture within the school.  To understand your school’s culture, get to know your students and parents at a deeper level; understand the hidden rules of the middle class that are present in schools, but never taught.   The book for this study, A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., can be purchased with ISBN-13: 978-1929229482  or  ISBN-10: 9781929229482   This book study will end July 31, 2020.  
Learning Path Outcomes:
Participants will have an understanding of the hidden rules of the middle class and the effect these rules have on children and adults of poverty.  Participants will be given a chance to understand, at a deeper level, the students within their classroom that live in poverty and how to communicate effectively with their parents.   Author Information: Sally Kovar has been an Education Consultant for the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center in Archbold, Ohio since 2002. Sally serves districts as a Gifted Consultant and plans various county-wide events such as Quiz Bowls and MathCounts Competitions.

Additional information

Learning Path Length

15 hrs


Administrators, Educational Specialists, Guidance Counselors, K-12 Educators, K-12 Professional Staff, Paraprofessionals, Superintendents

Continuing Education Credits

Act 48 (Pennsylvania), CTLE (New York)

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Answer: Yes, after completing the course you will receive a certificate of completion.

How long will I receive access to this Learning Path?

Answer: You will receive lifetime access

How will I gain access to the Learning Path?

Answer: An email will be sent to you after purchase with your access code and login details. If you have any questions regarding access to your learning path, email our support team at support@eduplanet21.com