Tag Archive: Dr. Ruby Payne

Baytown paper shines a light on Ruby Payne

October 30, 2016 Published by

First published October 26, 2016, in The Baytown Sun Ruby Payne always wanted to be a teacher. Her favorite pretend was that her dolls were the children in her classroom. As the oldest of six children, she insisted that her siblings play school with her and she was the teacher.…

Why doesn’t Ruby Payne say more about race when she talks about poverty?

February 6, 2016 Published by

@rubyKpayne Critics are sometimes bothered that I discuss economic diversity and class without saying much about racial or cultural diversity. In some circles I have even been labeled a racist because I seldom discuss race. Yet, among those same critics, racial and cultural diversity tend to be the focus to…

Why I set goals

December 30, 2015 Published by

@rubyKpayne The New Year’s resolution thing—everyone has an opinion about it. “I just do it so I can break my goals.” “What a waste of time.” “I do it because everyone else does it.” “I wouldn’t even consider it.” “Who cares? Live and learn. Die and forget it all.” I…

Interview with Ruby Payne features humor, message of hope

December 22, 2015 Published by

Ruby Payne discusses the genesis of A Framework for Understanding Poverty and much more in this interview on The Reading Circle with Marc Medley. Illustrating key points from Framework with funny and insightful stories, Ruby’s hour-long interview appears in the first half of the episode. Marc Medley is the principal…

Mother’s Day – What does it mean to me?

May 10, 2015 Published by

I always think of Mother’s Day in two ways: the role model that my mother gave to me about being a “mother,” and the ways I have been a mother to my own son. For me, mothering has been one of my greatest joys and one of my greatest terrors.…

Are you struggling to implement a new initiative?

February 5, 2015 Published by

Are you struggling to implement a new initiative? Whenever a new mandate comes, or a new program gets selected for a campus or district, implementation becomes an issue. Some basic guidelines help increase the level of implementation faster and lessen the frustration for everyone.   Use simpler processes that take less…

Mitigating Factors: Negative Neighborhoods and Student Learning

October 23, 2014 Published by

We can’t give up on students who are just struggling to survive. In a piece for the October edition of AMLE (Association for Middle Level Education) Magazine, Dr. Ruby Payne cites the relationship between negative neighborhood characteristics and poor student performance. Where some educators see pessimism, Dr. Payne sees positivity,…