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Top 5 reasons to attend Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference 2019

January 4, 2019 Published by

This once-a-year opportunity provides an experience that leaves you energized and thinking about embedding the Bridges constructs in a whole new way. The conference brings together authors, consultants, and people from around the U.S. and abroad to discuss outcomes and changed lives. Broaden your professional network. The sessions are presented…

Reflections on the coming year

December 19, 2018 Published by

It’s really possible right now to get caught up in the “noise”—the media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, politics, news—the supply is endless. The cacophony of facts and fabrications can be deafening. I have decided to limit it to 10 minutes a day in the coming year. Just enough noise to be…

What is Ruby reading now?

December 18, 2018 Published by

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is a novel about a young girl whose family moves to Alaska (the “great alone” of the title) in the 1970s. Her father is a Vietnam vet with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—before PTSD was recognized as it is today. The book is truly about…

Video: Ruby Payne introduces Framework 6th Edition

December 4, 2018 Published by

In this video, author and educator Ruby Payne introduces the brand-new sixth edition of her book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Framework changed the conversation in education when no one was talking about economic class. Now with new chapters on brain development, parents, and race and intersectionality, Framework continues to…

Video: Hunger is the greatest thief

November 15, 2018 Published by

In last year’s November talk heading into the holiday season, the focus was on food. From the video: “Food is always attached to celebration, to holidays, to belonging, and to well-being. Probably one of the most interesting pieces I’ve read was an article out of Syria—Aleppo. A well-educated man, about…

What I am reading right now

November 13, 2018 Published by

The Mind Body Code by Mario Martinez is amazing. The book is so rich with so much information. I have read and highlighted and am rereading and taking notes. Martinez is a neuropsychologist and explains “biocognition”—basically how information and experience is actually stored in your body—not just your brain. I…

New release: A Framework for Understanding Poverty, 6th Edition

October 23, 2018 Published by

New Chapters on the Brain, Intersectionality, and Parents Simple, proven strategies that schools can start using today With a view through an economic lens that has only become sharper and more focused since its initial publication in 1995, Framework’s premise is unchanged: Middle-class understandings of children and adults in poverty…