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Founder of aha! Process, Inc. & Author of "A Framework for Understanding Poverty"

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Ruby Payne Biography

Ruby Payne is an authority on working across economic classes to create sustainable communities. In addition to focusing on poverty and education, Payne also works in the areas of social services, criminal justice, healthcare, the workplace, and emotional poverty.

Two of Payne’s recent publications won IPPY awards (Independent Publisher Book Awards): “Emotional Poverty in All Demographics” and “Before You Quit Teaching.” Payne has written or coauthored many other books, including “Bridges Out of Poverty.” Her book “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” has sold 1.8 million copies. Payne’s efforts have achieved a global reach, and she has worked in Australia, China, Europe, India, North America, and Southeast Asia.

Payne founded aha! Process, a publishing and consulting firm, in 1996. aha! Process has received awards for its publications. Payne has published books with Solution Tree Press and the Association for Middle Level Education.

Payne lives in Texas with her husband, Tee. She loves spending time with her son, Tom, his husband, Carlos, and her new grandson, as well as Tee's children and grandchildren.

Speaking Topics
  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty (keynote)

    This keynote outlines a social-cognitive approach to socioeconomic class and the mindsets that often develop to survive the environment. Topics include hidden rules, language registers, the role of relationships in learning, and the reality of abstract representational demands in middle class institutions and formal schooling. Strategies will be given that signifi cantly assist with better educational opportunities and success. Handout: A Framework for Understanding Poverty keynote (book requirement if keynote over two hours)

  • Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities (keynote)

    A social-cognitive approach to socioeconomic class and the mindsets that often develop to survive the environment is the topic of this keynote. Topics include hidden rules, language registers, the role of social bridging capital in transition, and the tools that communities and institutions can use to facilitate the transition of adults from under-resourced situations. Focus is also given to community sustainability and a model that will assist in that momentum. Handout: Bridges Out of Poverty keynote

  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A Cognitive Approach (full-day workshop)

    This initial workshop, based on the book A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. provides an in-depth study of information and issues that will increase the participants’ knowledge and understanding of people in poverty. Topics include: how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets, why students from generational poverty often fear being educated, the “hidden rules” within economic classes, discipline interventions that improve behavior, and the eight resources that make a difference in success. Related discussions include case studies, support systems, the role of language registers, discourse patterns and story structure, and the relationship between eye movement and learning. This seminar is designed for audiences of both elementary• and secondary-level educators, with adaptation and application available for community, social service, and faith community audiences. Handout: A Framework for Understanding Poverty: 10 Actions to Educate Students (book required for all participants)

  • Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom (workshop)

    In this workshop, you will learn and practice many techniques and exercises that will help students and parents build emotional resources in school and at home. Every evening on the news, there are multiple stories about violence and anger erupting. Workplace and school violence are increasingly a reality. Using a brain-based approach, this session looks at the underlying causes of anger, anxiety, and violence; how they develop; and the tools that can be used to change those responses. Emotions are processed 200 to 5,000 times faster than thought. To change behavior, the motivation for the behavior must be changed. This session will provide understandings on how that can be used with family, relationships, institutions, and oneself. (book required for all participants)

  • Emotional Poverty, Volume 2: Safer Students and Less-Stressed Teachers (workshop)

    Participants of this workshop will learn and practice many techniques and exercises that will help students and parents build emotional resources in school and at home. External pressures, environmental factors, previous experiences, fear, anger—all of these and more create stress and tension in the classroom. Emotional distress interrupts and can harm—even destroy—effective teaching, learning, and emotional wellness in teachers and students. (book required for all participants)

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A Framework for Understanding Poverty; A Cognitive Approach

A Framework for Understanding Poverty; A Cognitive Approach

Boys in Poverty: A Framework for Understanding Dropout

Boys in Poverty: A Framework for Understanding Dropout

Research-Based Strategies Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Under-Resourced Students

Research-Based Strategies Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Under-Resourced Students

Under-Resourced Learners: 8 Strategies to Boost Student Achievement

Under-Resourced Learners: 8 Strategies to Boost Student Achievement

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

Hidden Rules of Class at Work

Hidden Rules of Class at Work

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  • HOW TO BOOK Ruby Payne?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ruby Payne for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ruby Payne, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ruby Payne or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Ruby Payne?

    Speaking fees for Ruby Payne, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Ruby Payne charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ruby Payne, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Ruby Payne?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ruby Payne for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ruby Payne for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ruby Payne or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ruby Payne or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Ruby Payne

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5 out of 5

Founder of aha! Process, Inc. & Author of "A Framework for Understanding Poverty"

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Ruby Payne Biography

Ruby Payne is an authority on working across economic classes to create sustainable communities. In addition to focusing on poverty and education, Payne also works in the areas of social services, criminal justice, healthcare, the workplace, and emotional poverty.

Two of Payne’s recent publications won IPPY awards (Independent Publisher Book Awards): “Emotional Poverty in All Demographics” and “Before You Quit Teaching.” Payne has written or coauthored many other books, including “Bridges Out of Poverty.” Her book “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” has sold 1.8 million copies. Payne’s efforts have achieved a global reach, and she has worked in Australia, China, Europe, India, North America, and Southeast Asia.

Payne founded aha! Process, a publishing and consulting firm, in 1996. aha! Process has received awards for its publications. Payne has published books with Solution Tree Press and the Association for Middle Level Education.

Payne lives in Texas with her husband, Tee. She loves spending time with her son, Tom, his husband, Carlos, and her new grandson, as well as Tee's children and grandchildren.

Ruby Payne Speaking Topics

  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty (keynote)

    This keynote outlines a social-cognitive approach to socioeconomic class and the mindsets that often develop to survive the environment. Topics include hidden rules, language registers, the role of relationships in learning, and the reality of abstract representational demands in middle class institutions and formal schooling. Strategies will be given that signifi cantly assist with better educational opportunities and success. Handout: A Framework for Understanding Poverty keynote (book requirement if keynote over two hours)

  • Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities (keynote)

    A social-cognitive approach to socioeconomic class and the mindsets that often develop to survive the environment is the topic of this keynote. Topics include hidden rules, language registers, the role of social bridging capital in transition, and the tools that communities and institutions can use to facilitate the transition of adults from under-resourced situations. Focus is also given to community sustainability and a model that will assist in that momentum. Handout: Bridges Out of Poverty keynote

  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A Cognitive Approach (full-day workshop)

    This initial workshop, based on the book A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. provides an in-depth study of information and issues that will increase the participants’ knowledge and understanding of people in poverty. Topics include: how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets, why students from generational poverty often fear being educated, the “hidden rules” within economic classes, discipline interventions that improve behavior, and the eight resources that make a difference in success. Related discussions include case studies, support systems, the role of language registers, discourse patterns and story structure, and the relationship between eye movement and learning. This seminar is designed for audiences of both elementary• and secondary-level educators, with adaptation and application available for community, social service, and faith community audiences. Handout: A Framework for Understanding Poverty: 10 Actions to Educate Students (book required for all participants)

  • Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom (workshop)

    In this workshop, you will learn and practice many techniques and exercises that will help students and parents build emotional resources in school and at home. Every evening on the news, there are multiple stories about violence and anger erupting. Workplace and school violence are increasingly a reality. Using a brain-based approach, this session looks at the underlying causes of anger, anxiety, and violence; how they develop; and the tools that can be used to change those responses. Emotions are processed 200 to 5,000 times faster than thought. To change behavior, the motivation for the behavior must be changed. This session will provide understandings on how that can be used with family, relationships, institutions, and oneself. (book required for all participants)

  • Emotional Poverty, Volume 2: Safer Students and Less-Stressed Teachers (workshop)

    Participants of this workshop will learn and practice many techniques and exercises that will help students and parents build emotional resources in school and at home. External pressures, environmental factors, previous experiences, fear, anger—all of these and more create stress and tension in the classroom. Emotional distress interrupts and can harm—even destroy—effective teaching, learning, and emotional wellness in teachers and students. (book required for all participants)

Ruby Payne Videos

  • Ruby Payne: 'Hand' model of the brain
    Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. is the founder of aha! Process and an author, speaker, publisher, and career educator. Recognized internationally for A...
  • Overview: Emotional Poverty by Ruby Payne
    Dr. Ruby Payne gives an overview of her book Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom.
  • Ruby Payne discusses Emotional Poverty
    Ruby Payne discusses her book Emotional Poverty and its benefits to teachers, administrators, and other educators.

Ruby Payne Books

FAQs on booking Ruby Payne

  • How to book Ruby Payne?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ruby Payne for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ruby Payne, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ruby Payne or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ruby Payne?

    Speaking fees for Ruby Payne, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Ruby Payne charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ruby Payne, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ruby Payne?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ruby Payne for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ruby Payne for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ruby Payne or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ruby Payne or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ruby Payne is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as A Framework for Understanding Poverty (keynote), Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities (keynote), A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A Cognitive Approach (full-day workshop), Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom (workshop) and Emotional Poverty, Volume 2: Safer Students and Less-Stressed Teachers (workshop). The estimated speaking fee range to book Ruby Payne for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Ruby Payne generally travels from Corpus Christi, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Liz Dozier, Dr. Donna M Beegle, Alonzo Mourning, Mia Birdsong and Erin Gruwell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ruby Payne for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ruby Payne Speaking Topics

  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty (keynote)

    This keynote outlines a social-cognitive approach to socioeconomic class and the mindsets that often develop to survive the environment. Topics include hidden rules, language registers, the role of relationships in learning, and the reality of abstract representational demands in middle class institutions and formal schooling. Strategies will be given that signifi cantly assist with better educational opportunities and success. Handout: A Framework for Understanding Poverty keynote (book requirement if keynote over two hours)

  • Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities (keynote)

    A social-cognitive approach to socioeconomic class and the mindsets that often develop to survive the environment is the topic of this keynote. Topics include hidden rules, language registers, the role of social bridging capital in transition, and the tools that communities and institutions can use to facilitate the transition of adults from under-resourced situations. Focus is also given to community sustainability and a model that will assist in that momentum. Handout: Bridges Out of Poverty keynote

  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A Cognitive Approach (full-day workshop)

    This initial workshop, based on the book A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. provides an in-depth study of information and issues that will increase the participants’ knowledge and understanding of people in poverty. Topics include: how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets, why students from generational poverty often fear being educated, the “hidden rules” within economic classes, discipline interventions that improve behavior, and the eight resources that make a difference in success. Related discussions include case studies, support systems, the role of language registers, discourse patterns and story structure, and the relationship between eye movement and learning. This seminar is designed for audiences of both elementary• and secondary-level educators, with adaptation and application available for community, social service, and faith community audiences. Handout: A Framework for Understanding Poverty: 10 Actions to Educate Students (book required for all participants)

  • Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom (workshop)

    In this workshop, you will learn and practice many techniques and exercises that will help students and parents build emotional resources in school and at home. Every evening on the news, there are multiple stories about violence and anger erupting. Workplace and school violence are increasingly a reality. Using a brain-based approach, this session looks at the underlying causes of anger, anxiety, and violence; how they develop; and the tools that can be used to change those responses. Emotions are processed 200 to 5,000 times faster than thought. To change behavior, the motivation for the behavior must be changed. This session will provide understandings on how that can be used with family, relationships, institutions, and oneself. (book required for all participants)

  • Emotional Poverty, Volume 2: Safer Students and Less-Stressed Teachers (workshop)

    Participants of this workshop will learn and practice many techniques and exercises that will help students and parents build emotional resources in school and at home. External pressures, environmental factors, previous experiences, fear, anger—all of these and more create stress and tension in the classroom. Emotional distress interrupts and can harm—even destroy—effective teaching, learning, and emotional wellness in teachers and students. (book required for all participants)

Ruby Payne Speaker Videos

  • Ruby Payne: 'Hand' model of the brain
    Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. is the founder of aha! Process and an author, speaker, publisher, and career educator. Recognized internationally for A Framework for Understanding Poverty, her foundational book...
    Overview: Emotional Poverty by Ruby Payne
    Dr. Ruby Payne gives an overview of her book Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom.
  • Ruby Payne discusses Emotional Poverty
    Ruby Payne discusses her book Emotional Poverty and its benefits to teachers, administrators, and other educators.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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