K-12 Schools

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…

MLB All-Star relief pitcher attends R Rules graduation

July 9, 2018 Published by

When OhioGuidestone graduated 60 eighth-grade students from The R Rules, they had a major-league surprise lined up. Cleveland Indians pitcher Andrew Miller was present to answer questions and take photographs with the graduates. The R Rules is a process and curriculum to identify, access, build, and apply resources for success…

Podcast: Survival tips for principals

July 3, 2018 Published by

A good tool to use is the Karpman drama triangle. In the triangle, the same person can take on all three roles in different situations. In one setting the person is a bully, in another setting the person is a rescuer, and in another setting the person is a victim.…

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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…

Podcast: Research-Based Strategies – The achievement gap can be closed

May 25, 2018 Published by

Today’s podcast is about the book titled Research-Based Strategies. This book follows and supports the work of Dr. Ruby Payne and her seminal work, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Some of you are probably familiar with Dr. Payne’s first edition of Research-Based Strategies, the original edition of what we will…

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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…

Audiobook excerpt: From Understanding Poverty to Developing Human Capacity

May 18, 2018 Published by

Students from families with little formal education often learn rules about how to speak, behave, and acquire knowledge that conflict with how learning happens in school. They also often come to school with less background knowledge and fewer family supports. Formal schooling, therefore, may present challenges to students living in…

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Removing the Mask audiobook excerpt

May 11, 2018 Published by

A bridge connects two points that are separated by something that prevents those two points from being as one. A bridge can connect two pieces of land separated by a waterway so that people can access both pieces of land as though they were one. An island is connected to…

Many bridges to cross: Pride, prejudice, and getting caught

May 9, 2018 Published by

Learning the hidden rules of one’s own and others’ environments can be a challenge, especially when the rules are unclear. When relatives from New York visited our tobacco-farming family, the hidden rules of economic class, experiences, and region of the country were almost more than I could deal with, primarily…