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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…

Break the silence

June 7, 2019 Published by

One crisp afternoon in October 1986, after working the overnight shift as a New York State trooper, I awakened to my six-year-old daughter crying. Hugging her, I asked. “Baby, what’s wrong?” “Kids at school teased me about my name.” “What did they say?” I asked. Shaking, she explained they said…

Emotional Poverty at the Copa: IPPY Awards Ceremony in NYC

May 30, 2019 Published by

Ruby Payne’s Emotional Poverty was one of the books honored in this week’s IPPY Awards Ceremony in New York City. Winners received a medal and the honor of putting the Independent Book Publisher Awards (IBPA) badge of honor on their covers. The awards ceremony was held in the historic Copacabana…

New, free book from Ruby Payne: Before You Quit Teaching

May 28, 2019 Published by

Tools, Resources, and Hope for New Teachers in High-Poverty Classrooms Will teaching ever be worth it? Bad news first: Teachers, especially new teachers, are often undervalued, underequipped, and unprepared for the reality of high-poverty classrooms. The result is frustration, fear, and a loss of idealism and enthusiasm, fatal flaws for…

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…

Getting Ahead in the Workplace

Building a support system with Getting Ahead in the Workplace

May 20, 2019 Published by

I participated in Getting Ahead in the Workplace (GAW) in 2017 while I was an employee at Sunshine Communities in Toledo, Ohio. Everyone knows everyone in Toledo. It is friendly to me. My circle that I have is really friendly. I think people are trying to do things here to…

The Bridges model ‘rocks’ both sides of the aisle

May 14, 2019 Published by

Chapter 2 of Bridges Across Every Divide is the beginning of understanding the Bridges concepts, both to understand how it is a tool for today in dealing with poverty, and also in the future in dealing with the current deficits of our democracy. Telling people what to do is like…

Newest poverty statistics available now

May 13, 2019 Published by

When new poverty statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau become available, aha! Process compiles the relevant data in easy-to-use formats. Please download the PowerPoint slides featuring the latest poverty statistics today. For a more detailed description of the changes from last year to this year, please visit the U.S. Census…