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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....

Will the poor always be with us?

July 11, 2019 Published by

“Will the poor always be with us?” Good question. Related to that, how do we define “poor”? How do we define success? How do we define our approach to this problem? Will we use a baked-in ideology? Will we say we have the “common sense solution”? Will our solution come...

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...

Daily instability creates transportation pains for employees

July 2, 2019 Published by

The environment of daily instability creates pain for both the employees and your business. Really, does anyone want to spend time dealing with transportation? If your car has good tires, a half-tank of gas, and if the engine turns over on the first try, then you don’t spend time worrying...

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....

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...

Call for nominations: Honoring Bridges Community Award

June 13, 2019 Published by

The fourth annual Honoring Bridges Community Award committee is taking nominations! The selected site will be announced at the 2019 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference. The selected community will receive $1,000 in free products from aha! Process and will be featured on the aha! Process website and in the newsletter. With...

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...