Posts by Ruby Payne:

What Ruby is reading now

April 18, 2019 Published by

Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy by Andrew Newberg is absolutely amazing with the amount of research it has about the brain. Newberg has an approach he calls “compassion communication” with 12 steps. For example, our conscious mind can only…

What is Ruby reading?

March 26, 2019 Published by

The book iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood by Jean Twenge talks about students born after 1995. These students are currently in middle school, high school, and college. Twenge looked at four “large, nationally representative surveys of 11…

Child poverty, toxic stress, and ‘Driving the Dream’: Marcella Wilson

March 25, 2019 Published by

Diagnosis: Poverty author Marcella Wilson has been busy! Last year the creator of the Transition to Success (TTS) program coauthored the paper “Child Poverty, Toxic Stress, and Social Determinants of Health: Screening and Care Coordination,” which was published in The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Transition to Success forms…

Podcast: Maintaining your emotional stability when students lose theirs

March 7, 2019 Published by

Listen to my guest appearance on the podcast Teachers’ Aid on the BAM Radio Network. The title of the episode is “Maintaining Your Emotional Stability When Students Lose Theirs.” In the podcast, I discuss some of the key concepts and classroom strategies from my book Emotional Poverty.

What is Ruby reading?

February 27, 2019 Published by

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations, by Dan Ariely, examines what motivates us and what kills motivation. Motivation is linked to: Meaning Doing things for others A longer time frame that is greater than us and takes longer to achieve when overcoming adversity Identity The need to be…

‘It is a part of me, but it does not define me’

February 25, 2019 Published by

When my son filled out his college admission forms, he was required to write an essay about himself. He did not mention being gay. I asked him why, and he said, “It is a part of me, but it does not define me. When you write an autobiography of yourself,…

Bridges as an Economic Development Tool – Why Would You Do It?

January 22, 2019 Published by

In this video, Ruby Payne describes how Bridges Out of Poverty can be an economic development strategy for communities. Bridges Out of Poverty as an Economic Development Model Listen in as I talk about how Bridges Out of Poverty can be used as an economic development model. Posted by Ruby…

What is Ruby reading?

January 21, 2019 Published by

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan is based on a true story that begins with a 17-year-old boy caught in World War II in Italy. In the postscript, the man is 90 years old. He helped Jews get across the Alps to Switzerland to escape the Nazis as a…

Reflections on the coming year

December 19, 2018 Published by

It’s really possible right now to get caught up in the “noise”—the media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, politics, news—the supply is endless. The cacophony of facts and fabrications can be deafening. I have decided to limit it to 10 minutes a day in the coming year. Just enough noise to be…

What is Ruby reading now?

December 18, 2018 Published by

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is a novel about a young girl whose family moves to Alaska (the “great alone” of the title) in the 1970s. Her father is a Vietnam vet with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—before PTSD was recognized as it is today. The book is truly about…