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Superintendent summit covers school safety, emotional well-being with Ruby Payne

June 27, 2019 Published by

Ruby Payne spoke to the annual Superintendent’s Summit in Bay County, Florida, recently. During the presentation, Payne touched on issues of school safety, the emotional well-being of students and teachers, and the various economic classes present in different schools and districts. “To see her in person has been really exciting....

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...

How understanding class environments can help solve problems

June 4, 2019 Published by

Bridges Across Every Divide has the keys to understanding the class divisions in the USA. From creating a mental model to understanding that people in poverty are not the problem, but rather are problem solvers, the book begins the education of the reader on modern class divisions. Only by bringing...

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...

Bridges coauthor on primary care in nurse practitioners journal

May 23, 2019 Published by

Bridges coauthor on primary care in JAANP         Bridges to Health and Healthcare coauthor and aha! Process consultant Terie Dreussi-Smith collaborated on a journal article last year. The one-year embargo has ended, and we are now pleased to be able to offer the article to the public via our website. Read...