aha! Process participates in the NAESP national convention

May 17, 2008 Published by

aha! Process participated in the NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals) annual convention in Nashville. What a great place for elementary educators to come together and collaborate on solutions for kids!

We had educators come by our booth and say some of the following things:

  • Framework has influenced my career in the classroom.”

  • “We’ve done Ruby Payne in our building.”
  • “Ruby Payne’s work has changed the way I work with kids in the classroom.”
  • “Framework is the best book I’ve read for understanding and working with kids from poverty.” 
  • One elementary principal from Ohio told me: “I could not have made it without the knowledge I gained at the Ruby Payne Trainer Certification Conference. I have so changed my attitude and how I relate to my parents and kids.”

It’s always nice to hear the kudos for Framework, but I’m left to wonder:

  • How are the cognitive concepts being embedded in the classroom?
  • How are the pieces from Learning Structures helping you raise your achievement and test scores?

I sense a misconception around Ruby’s work … Yes, we have a great resource that explains in details about the mindsets of economic class. But the work of aha! Process only begins there. We have a model that, when implemented consistently, shows an increase in achievement. We have a model that proves, with relationships of mutual respect and mental models, students learn easier and faster.

I would enjoy hearing which mental models you are using in the classroom that effect change.

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This post was written by Ruth Weirich

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