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New release: Under-Resourced Learners revised edition

May 22, 2017 Published by

“Over and over again, as I talk to adults who have made it out of very difficult situations, it’s an educator who was the impetus for it. Teachers bring new ideas, hope, skills, and understandings.” –Ruby Payne Millions of school-age children in the U.S. are under-resourced and at risk of...

Friday podcast: Getting Ahead study shows positive psychosocial change

May 19, 2017 Published by

A national study suggests that Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World results in positive psychosocial changes for participants from poverty. These changes may empower them to overcome obstacles that keep them from moving out of poverty. The study found increases for participants in the following areas: Mental health Social support...

New release: Revised Bridges Out of Poverty Training Supplement

May 17, 2017 Published by

The Bridges Out of Poverty Training Supplement is designed specifically for participants in Bridges Out of Poverty trainings. This expanded and updated edition replaces the Bridges Out of Poverty Training Supplement Legacy Edition, which will be available through 2018 to allow trainers time to recertify. Highlights from the PowerPoint presentation...

A path to hope: Teachers are the key to that hope

May 15, 2017 Published by

Late last month we focused on discipline: the vital role of parents, how engagement supersedes misbehavior, and why out-of-school suspensions don’t work. In this final installment, we’ll see what I (as an elementary school principal in Virginia) did to support committed teachers: the single most powerful motivator in every classroom...

So much depends upon economic class (beside the white chickens)

May 8, 2017 Published by

I live on a dairy farm in rural Vermont, and when I’m not at my regular job or training for aha! Process, I am usually surrounded by critters—lots and lots of critters. Among the critters I have a rather humble flock of chickens—mostly mismatched and ragged around the edges, some...

Friday podcast: Workplace stability with Ruth Weirich

May 5, 2017 Published by

I took the core constructs from Bridges Out of Poverty and reframed them for the business sector. So really what we’re doing with this is discussing how instability is a form of diversity based on economic class and what a business can do to get higher retention and productivity from...

What’s your dream?

May 3, 2017 Published by

My first trip to Vermont was an invitation to speak at the Blueprint for Health conference. I was invited a day early to meet with other presenters and leaders in government and healthcare. I was taken with the natural beauty of Vermont, the warmth and hospitality of everyone we met,...