Ruby Payne PhD | A Framework for Understanding Poverty

Ruby Payne PhD

A Framework for Understanding Poverty

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Research-Based Strategies

Serve under-resourced students with hands-on techniques that help you narrow and then close the achievement gap. Reduce planning time, improve effectiveness, and develop more immediate, reliable intervention strategies.

Most importantly, employ best practices to address student challenges before they become overwhelming.
Research-Based Strategies professional development provides strategies that can be integrated into any curriculum or program and will raise student achievement. Participants receive:

• 50+ strategies, their explanations, and relevant research
• Interventions that meet the needs of today’s under-resourced learners
• Student behavior chart, extensive references, and strategies categorized by academic, behavioral, and community concerns/challenges

Removing the Mask
Identifying and Serving Gifted Students from Poverty

School districts struggle to identify giftedness in students from poverty.

Do the demographics of your gifted and talented program accurately reflect the demographics of your campus? If not, this book provides solid research and adaptable tools to evaluate all students fairly for G/T identification.

Once identified, does your district provide social, emotional, and academic support so that students from impoverished backgrounds are successful in a G/T program? Flexible program options are recommended so that students’ needs are served appropriately through gifted and talented program services.

The third edition of Removing the Mask is a change agent for teachers and administrators of gifted and talented programs.

• Provides an overview of the resources children from poverty may or may not have, which impacts their behavior and performance in the classroom.
• Details a complete process for finding gifted students from poverty.
• Highlights strategies to retain students and foster success in gifted programs.
• Recommends effective behavioral interventions for gifted children.
• Shares program and curriculum models that address the cognitive, social, and emotional needs of gifted students from poverty.
• Targets K–12.

Emotional Poverty
How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in your Classroom

What is emotional poverty?
It is when the brain is unintegrated and unregulated, when the bonding and attachment is not secure, and the inner self is under-developed.

Why is this important?
Increasingly schools are dealing with more students who are angry, anxious and tending to violence (particularly at PK and K). This is taking significant time away from learning. The typical discipline strategies are only working with about half of the students because many of the behavior issues have very deep emotional roots. This workshop will provide strategies, understandings of the causes and sources, and vocabulary. In addition, the workshop will help educators identify early the most probable sources of violence so that interventions can begin much earlier. The "emotional dance" in the classroom will also be named and discussed.

A Framework for Understanding Poverty

This is the workshop with which Ruby Payne started aha! Process... A Framework for Understanding Poverty—Our foundational workshop provides an understanding of the mindsets of different economic classes and a multitude of strategies for working with children from poverty, middle class, and wealth.

Research-Based Strategies—This workshop builds on the shared understanding and relationships of mutual respect learned in A Framework for Understanding Poverty and teaches the learning strategies that enable students to learn vital content while building their cognitive abilities.

Under-Resourced Learners: 8 Strategies to Boost Student Achievement— By identifying the emotional, mental, physical, language, and other resources your students have and need, this workshop helps you design specific interventions, best practices, and methods to help embed success strategies into curricula and into the minds and lives of your students.

Identifying and Serving Gifted Students from Poverty

Our process, with ready-to-use instruments and procedures, helps you identify gifted students from poverty. You’ll also learn how to keep these students in the program and help them to be successful.

Building Strong Communities

Bridges Out of Poverty—This workshop is a powerful tool for change if your school works with families from poverty. Our Bridges offerings give you a way to work with all the stakeholders involved to make a stronger school and community and create opportunities for success.

Collaboration for Kids: Early Intervention Tools for Schools and Communities
This workshop and book describe a simple, straightforward, interactive process for addressing, early in a child’s life, problems that negatively impact education— a process that utilizes the inner strengths of the child and family members.

Meeting AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) with 5 Simple Processes

Learn systemic processes to identify which students need to improve and in what areas, align instruction with standards, and assign time to meet them. Also develop assessments to monitor student growth and identify interventions for students needing additional assistance.

Engage and Graduate Your Secondary Students
Preventing Dropouts

Raise your graduation rate! Begin with assessing the costs of dropping out, then review the underlying causes and characteristics affecting decreased student achievement and retention. Learn strategies to engage students and graduate them.

Response to Intervention

This session will cover student intervention teams, the rationale behind the RtI mandate, and the intervention process for student achievement.

The R Rules
A Guide for Teens to Identify and Build Resources

The R Rules is a goal-setting curriculum that high school students use to identify individual interests and then move through career exploration and life skill building.

Math or Algebra Strategies

Learn to employ an array of math or algebra mental models to help students grasp abstract concepts quickly and retain more information longer.

Behavior and Classroom Management

Focusing on the under-resourced learner, this session will provide practical strategies for successful classroom management. Option: Use our interactive simulation software.

Parents Workshops

Working with Parents:
Participants will leave this session with dozens of easy-to-implement tips and resources that will build stronger relationships between the school and its families. Also available using our interactive simulation software.

Creating Well-Adjusted Boys at Home and at School:
Based on his book Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis, Dr. Paul D. Slocumb assists parents who want to raise boys to become healthy, well-adjusted men who are successful at school, at home, and in personal relationships.

Getting Ahead In a Just-Gettin’-By World for Parents:
This workshop provides a 20-session curriculum that can be used to assist parents in building resources and creating their own plans for stabilizing their lives— all of which can positively impact the lives of their children. This workshop is also available in Spanish.

Understanding Students of Hispanic/Latino Descent and their Parents:
Learn strategies that enable students and parents to foster improved academics and socialization.

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