Posts by Ruby Payne:

What is Ruby reading?

September 18, 2019 Published by

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, and Miracles by Bruce Lipton Bruce Lipton is a quantum biologist, and his research has been done with stem cells. He looks at how environments shape cells. In his original research he put the same cells in different Petri dishes…

What is Ruby reading?

August 21, 2019 Published by

Energy Medicine by Donna Eden examines the energy systems of the body. Everything that happens in your body is either a chemical or electrical interaction. In the early 1900s, the American Medical Association decided to focus on the chemical (pharmaceutical) and surgical aspects of medicine. The Chinese have always kept…

What is helpful for lawyers and judges to know about economic diversity—particularly generational poverty

August 7, 2019 Published by

Many attorneys offer their services on a pro bono basis to people in poverty. While these attorneys genuinely wish to help their clients, they are often unaware of some hidden differences between them and their clients that can dramatically affect their ability to communicate with and represent their clients. Namely,…

How can administrators address teacher turnover?

July 30, 2019 Published by

Teacher turnover disrupts classrooms and costs districts a lot of money in hiring—nearly $20,000 per teacher by some estimates. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that the overall teacher turnover rate is 16%, meaning that of every 20 teachers, an average school will lose three. In some disciplines,…

What is Ruby reading?

July 22, 2019 Published by

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life is the hard science that is happening in the correlation between brain research and behavior. Daniel Amen, the author, is a psychiatrist who uses braining imaging and scans to determine correct interventions. His book is fascinating. He has pictures of brain scans of ADHD…

What is Ruby reading now?

June 21, 2019 Published by

For professional reading Silently Seduced: When Parents Make Their Children Partners by Kenneth Adams looks at the emotional development of an individual who takes on a parenting role during childhood. The book identifies covert and overt sexual seductions that occur and the resulting emotional confusion for the child as they…

What is Ruby reading?

May 21, 2019 Published by

In the book Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges, Mona Delahooke, Ph.D. provides strategies to use in schools to help deal with difficult behaviors. I really liked some of Delahooke’s worksheets. She has a clinical approach but some very good ideas. I…

Buy the fries: Financial advice doesn’t work when you’re poor

May 7, 2019 Published by

“Savings tips are classist garbage and belong in the trash.” That’s what the subtitle of a recent article from Vice says, and it’s so true. If you are working 60 hours a week at two part-time food-service jobs like the person in this article, and you’re making $23,000 a year,…

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…