Ruby Payne

Classroom crisis: Teachers are leaving their jobs

May 6, 2019 Published by

A recent story from the NBC affiliate in Portland, Oregon, reports that increasing levels of verbal and physically violent classroom disruptions are causing teachers to leave their schools. “This one student was daily, by the hour, getting up, bullying kids, putting his hands on kids,” says one teacher in the…

Emotional Poverty wins Independent Publisher IPPY Award

May 3, 2019 Published by

Author and educational speaker Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., won an Independent Publisher’s (IPPY) award in the education category for her latest book, Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom. The book, published in 2018, was recognized as one of the top three…

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…

What is Ruby reading?

February 27, 2019 Published by

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations, by Dan Ariely, examines what motivates us and what kills motivation. Motivation is linked to: Meaning Doing things for others A longer time frame that is greater than us and takes longer to achieve when overcoming adversity Identity The need to be…

‘It is a part of me, but it does not define me’

February 25, 2019 Published by

When my son filled out his college admission forms, he was required to write an essay about himself. He did not mention being gay. I asked him why, and he said, “It is a part of me, but it does not define me. When you write an autobiography of yourself,…

Bridges Out of Poverty book

Bridges Out of Poverty as an economic development tool

February 1, 2019 Published by

In this video, Ruby Payne describes how Bridges Out of Poverty supports economic development in communities that struggle with poverty. By bringing together multiple sectors and establishing a common language, Bridges Out of Poverty helps build communities where everyone can live well.