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.
This post was written by Ruth Weirich