Today it is my pleasure to bring you an episode that is sure to hit home for a lot of you. I sat down and talked with Siobhan Mulligan, an educator at Richland Middle School, about poverty and trauma, and how it affects schools and student achievement.
Mulligan brought a keen insight into our discussion since she has worked in several schools where poverty was the norm, and has fostered many kids over the years, giving her a view from both sides of the issue.
This episode was cut short due to a meeting I was suddenly called to, but hey, that’s the life of a teacher, huh? 🙂 I’m sure you all know the feeling.