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Monday, August 12 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Student Trauma, Poverty, Detached Parents, and Apathetic Students, PLEASE HELP ME! FULL

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Poverty is all too common in America's schools. What's rare, is an opportunity for educators to sit an absorb first-hand from a former at-risk student who dropped out of high school, endured a mother abusing drugs, absent father and learning disability. In this engaging session participants will unlearn perceived fallacies about students from poverty. A school reflects society. Within a school's walls are especially vulnerable students, such as those with histories of neglect, trauma, or violence. Schools are well positioned to help these traumatized students. Although some might argue that teachers should focus solely on academics, the reality is that teachers can't teach effectively if their students are not able to focus on learning. Students cannot learn effectively when they are burdened by the effects of trauma and poverty.  Craig's trademark slogan, GED to PHD is a concrete paradigm that educators should never give up on any student.

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Craig Boykin

Educator, GED to PHD.
Craig J. Boykin is one of the most sought-after speakers in America. Craig endured numerous hardships which he credits for his passion for helping educators understand at-risk youth. His father left Craig and his mother before Craig was even born. Craig’s mother began using drugs... Read More →

Monday August 12, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm CDT
101 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA