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[teacherartexchange] Compelling article on Ruby Payne framework for understanding poverty (also discusses discipline in an Art Program )


Date: Sun Nov 16 2008 - 05:27:26 PST

Framework for Understanding Ruby Payne

By E. Blaise DePaolo

Anthony’s Story: The art teacher pointed Anthony out to me, “That’s the bad kid,” she said, nodding toward a slender, brown-eyed second-grade boy. I was the newly minted education director for Baltimore Clayworks in the late 1990s, conducting a ten-day artist-in-residence program at Robert Coleman Elementary School. The art teacher was originally supposed to be the lead teacher on a ceramic mural project that was part of a larger grant. As things turned out she was actually a student teacher and looked to me not only for administrative support but also to help conduct the programming. As we prepared for class the first session, she gave me her assessment of the ten second- and third-grade students we had in the program. Anthony came by his label honestly....

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