Higher Education

Call for nominations: Honoring Bridges Community Award

July 19, 2018 Published by

The third annual Honoring Bridges Community Award committee is taking nominations! The selected site will be announced at the 2018 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…

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What educators need to know about Ruby Payne’s book ‘Emotional Poverty’

June 13, 2018 Published by

“If only they were motivated, if only they were not so angry, if only I felt safer.” School safety is now a primary concern for educators, who are increasingly frustrated by confrontations over students’ disruptive and unproductive behaviors. But information about the emotional sources of this behavior is lacking, as…

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Examining, understanding, and mitigating the benefits cliff effect

May 21, 2018 Published by

Ever since President Lyndon Johnson launched a set of domestic programs aimed at ending poverty and racial injustice, as a nation we have tried to reduce (if not eliminate) poverty, homelessness, and disenfranchisement. Those domestic programs range from the Food Stamp Act of 1964, the Social Security Amendments of 1965…

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This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 7, 2018 Published by

What better way to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week than with some quick and effective professional development tips? The video below shares test-taking strategies that work with students in all demographics. Informational text strategies for under-resourced students: Cognitive Level 3 Here are some more test-taking strategies students can use with informational…

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Podcast: Stories from Think Rather of Zebra

May 3, 2018 Published by

The topic today is the power of story. In modern society we sometimes mistake the flashy or the violent for true power. This East African tale, which was adapted for the book, moves us into today’s theme. Strength Way back before there were buildings and lots of people here, when…

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Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with professional development

April 30, 2018 Published by

Teacher Appreciation Week starts next week, and what better way to celebrate than with professional development from aha! Process? Professionals in early childhood and pre-K, K–12, and higher education deserve the best tools and strategies for building educational equity for students from all backgrounds. Minneapolis is beautiful in June, and…

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Video: Teach students to spot fake news!

April 16, 2018 Published by

Rich instruction: Informational text strategies, Cognitive Level 2 video We’re now going to talk about Cognitive Level 2 of testing. The next level of testing is: What is the author’s purpose, and what did the author do specifically to manipulate the reader? First of all, one of the things that…