Tag Archive: Ruby Payne

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,…

Are You Helping or Hurting Your Students?

March 5, 2014 Published by

In a piece for the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), aha! Process President and Founder, Dr. Ruby Payne, questions, “Are you helping or hurting your students?” When is helping beneficial? Dr. Payne suggests that, although scenarios differ, the following principles are important to consider: Learning is social Learning occurs…