Posts by aha! Process:

How to build an aha! Process community? Mexico, Missouri, is a great example!

August 20, 2019 Published by

The Mexico Sustainability Project was formed in Mexico, Missouri, in September 2018. The formation of the group happened after the community had participated in a number of events from aha! Process, including A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges Out of Poverty, and Workplace Stability. A group from the project also…

Getting Ahead and resilience: Rose’s story

August 15, 2019 Published by

The list of barriers, obstacles, and setbacks Rose has faced in her life is long, and it seems to leave nothing out. A rape survivor and single mother, she experienced homelessness and addiction as well. Her mother and father, who struggled with their own addiction and mental health issues, passed…

Free Framework audiobook chapter helps teachers understand parents from poverty

August 6, 2019 Published by

Ruby Payne’s foundational work, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, has been updated with three all-new chapters. This audiobook chapter on the parents of children in poverty and understanding where they’re coming from contains helpful insights and strategies for teachers. Chapter 12 The Parents of Children in Poverty: How to Understand…

Video: Dr. Ruby Payne on CBS Austin’s ‘We Are Austin’

August 5, 2019 Published by

Ruby Payne was on CBS Austin’s morning program, We Are Austin, earlier today. In the video, she discusses the importance of students’ emotional well-being inside and outside the classroom. As teachers gear up for another school year, they certainly are considering ways to help students who are in need. Ruby…

Framework sixth edition audiobook features three all-new chapters

July 23, 2019 Published by

Intersectionality, brain research, and parent engagement are the newest elements of Ruby Payne’s A Framework for Understanding poverty. In addition to conversation-changing strategies for understanding and empathizing with students from poverty, the new Framework digs deeper into intersecting factors like race, immigration, and healthcare. Don’t miss your chance to hear…

Managing classroom violence with Ruby Payne

July 16, 2019 Published by

Ruby Payne spoke in Kentucky recently, and Bowling Green TV station WNKY was there to cover the event. Among the topics Payne focused on were, emotional poverty, emotional well-being, and classroom violence. Hundreds of educators gathered at the workshop to hear Payne share her strategies and insights for the classroom.…

School safety starts in the classroom: Ruby Payne in Mississippi

July 9, 2019 Published by

Ruby Payne spoke to 300 educators in Oxford, Mississippi, and her message was clear: School safety stems from emotional safety. Many schools in the area are instituting more physical security like cameras and school resource officers in the wake of school shootings across the country. Along with those measures have…

Podcast: Emotional Poverty overview with Ruby Payne

June 28, 2019 Published by

In this webinar podcast, Ruby Payne covers some of the key points from her book Emotional Poverty. Students bring with them the emotional baggage of all the people in their lives—and teachers do too! Find out how to triage students according to emotional needs in order to increase school safety.…

Superintendent summit covers school safety, emotional well-being with Ruby Payne

June 27, 2019 Published by

Ruby Payne spoke to the annual Superintendent’s Summit in Bay County, Florida, recently. During the presentation, Payne touched on issues of school safety, the emotional well-being of students and teachers, and the various economic classes present in different schools and districts. “To see her in person has been really exciting.…

Teachers in crisis across the country

June 12, 2019 Published by

From Oregon to South Carolina, teachers everywhere are overworked in overcrowded classrooms, and they’re desperate for change. Some are so desperate they’re leaving their jobs, either temporarily to demand changes or for good, because they simply can’t even. In Oregon, a teacher walkout caused 600 schools to close. Why? Did…