CONVERSATIONS WORTH HAVING

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Conversations Worth Having

Author : Jacqueline M. Stavros
ISBN : 9781523094035
Genre : Self-Help
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A Unique Guide to Changing Our World of Conversation. Conversation is a crucial part of everything we do. It influences our well being—a good conversation can leave us ready for anything, a bad one can ruin our whole day. But most of us are unaware of the nature of our conversations, let alone how to make them consistently affirming and empowering. This book shows us how to use Appreciative Inquiry, one of the most effective and widely used approaches for fostering positive change, to dramatically improve the outcomes of our conversations. By focusing on what we want to happen instead of what we want to avoid, and asking questions to deepen understanding and increase possibilities, we expand creativity, improve productivity, and unleash potential, at work and home. “This book is for everyone, from managers striving to lead more effectively, to parents trying to cultivate better conversations with children.” Lindsey Godwin, Director, David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry “Wow! What a great book! I'm going to use it in my courses and with every client. It is rare to read a book that is so compelling and practical with simple guidelines anyone can use.” Gervase R. Bushe, Professor, Simon Fraser University, and author of Clear Leadership “A conversation is the smallest visible unit of change, our starting point for every important change effort. This book is a gift to the world, business, schools, and families!” Jon Berghoff, President, Flourishing Leadership Institute “A must read for all leaders. Practical wisdom and relatable stories!” Robert Easton, Senior Managing Director, Accenture “This short book is a rare gem—entertaining, relevant, educational, and immensely practical.!” Maureen McKenna, Founder, Return on Energy Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres have been internationally recognized for their work with Appreciative Inquiry. They've positively affected the lives of thousands of people and helped hundreds of organizations improve their capacity to thrive in uncertain times. They have been researching, writing, consulting, and speaking on Appreciative Inquiry since 1996.
Category: Self-Help

Reminiscent Of A Familiar Face

Author : Ezekiel J. Walker
ISBN : 9781452011349
Genre : Psychology
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Throughout the book, you willfind that no topics are off-limits, asWalker discusses racism, pop culture,religious dependence, controversialsports figures, the "n-word",hip hop, women's issues, and othertopics that have been swept underthe rug for so long. With such debatableissues featured, Walker offersin-depth interviews with persons ofhigh credential and/or experienceto contribute to the book's legitimacythrough a "Conversation ForClarity." Several persons includeDarryl Hunt, Terrie M. Williams,Dr. Peter Salovey, Nikki Giovanni,and others that will prove influentialto this book's credibility.Reminiscent of a Familiar Face willillustrate to the present generation,and those past, of the necessaryresilience that one must possessin order to transition from merelytalking about solutions to actuallycontributing to the change theywant to see.
Category: Psychology

The Social Worlds Of Higher Education

Author : Bernice Pescosolido
ISBN : 0761986138
Genre : Education
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This book provides a definitive collection of original and reprinted articles about the problems and prospects of tertiary teaching and education in the social sciences. The Handbook is accompanied by a 3.5" diskette, the Field Guide, which provides a further collection of original and reprinted ‘how to’ articles. The Handbook supplies the broad perspectives and principles about higher education and teaching in a time of rapid change: the Field Guide offers a wealth of valuable practical information for novice and experienced teachers.
Category: Education

Creativity In Language Teaching

Author : Rodney H. Jones
ISBN : 9781317550471
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Current, comprehensive, and authoritative, this text gives language teachers and researchers, both a set of conceptual tools with which to think and talk about creativity in language teaching and a wealth of practical advice about principles and practices that can be applied to making their lessons more creative. Providing an overview of the nature of creativity and its role in second language education, it brings together twenty prominent language teachers and researchers with expertise in different aspects of creativity and teaching contexts to present a range of theories on both creative processes and how these processes lead to creative practices in language teaching. Unique in the field, the book takes a broader and more critical look at the notion of creativity in language learning, exploring its linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural and pedagogic dimensions. Structured in four sections— theoretical perspectives, creativity in the classroom, creativity in the curriculum, and creativity in teacher development—each chapter is supplemented by Questions for Discussion and Suggestions for Further Research. Its accessible style makes the book relevant as both a course text and a resource for practicing teachers.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Bread And Butter

Author : Deborah Liverett
ISBN : 9781452568072
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 53.10 MB
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Is your life resembling day old bread or is your daily living as delicious as biting into the warm bread oozing with melted butter? If your life is accomplished on the outside, yet it doesn’t resemble your internal dreams, then Bread and Butter: A Self-Directed Discovery to Your Desired Life can help you examine your beliefs and choices and assist you in creating a life filled with the highest quality of your own design. ulli• Identify what is important to you and how it became important./li” li• Understand your contribution to relationship mistakes. • Embrace your own true voice.
Category: Self-Help

Blazing My Trail

Author : Rachel Batya Cohen-Rottenberg
ISBN : 9780984138821
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Blazing My Trail is the sequel to The Uncharted Path: My Journey with Late-Diagnosed Autism, Ms. Cohen-Rottenberg's moving memoir about her childhood on the autism spectrum and her life after diagnosis as an adult. In this latest work, the author chronicles her process of creatively adapting to life with a disability, advocating for full inclusion, and reclaiming her independence, her power, and her engagement with the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tall Tales

Author : Stan Davis
ISBN : 9781465375254
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After publishing fourteen professional books, Stan wrote Tall Tales to leave a legacy for subsequent generations, as a human annuity, as a mark of his post-retirement work, and as a way of taking stock. Its done in four genresmemoir, essay, fi ction and poetry-and grouped by theme, with sections on his personal life, work life, his thoughts on religion, ten fi ctional tales, and two intermezzi with some poems. Thats it. Have fun.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Chosen

Author : Jessica Burkhart
ISBN : 1442419474
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Lauren Towers has always had one dream: to be a professional equestrian, competing with the best of the best. Natch, she's applied for a highly coveted spot at Canterwood Crest Academy. But while she waits to see if she gets in, Lauren is left contemplating her life in Union, Connecticut and the horrible accident that brought her there. Suddenly, Lauren is left wondering: even if she does get into Canterwood, will her past make her stronger or will it stand in the way of her future as an equestrian for good?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Box Of Dreams

Author : J.J. DiBenedetto
ISBN : 9781311795397
Genre : Fiction
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What if you could see everyone else’s dreams? Sara Barnes has just discovered that she can. And this gift – or curse – will lead her on an extraordinary journey. Follow Sara as her newfound ability leads her into adventures she never imagined. She will hunt down a serial killer, investigate a plot to murder one of her teachers, unravel a conspiracy between a mobster and a corrupt politician and face off against her nemesis: a woman who shares her talent, but uses it to destroy lives rather than save them. And Sara will have to manage all that while finishing college, becoming a doctor and falling in love, too. Here are the first five books of the Dream Doctor Mysteries, along with bonus material created especially for this collection. Included in this set are DREAM STUDENT, DREAM DOCTOR, DREAM CHILD, DREAM FAMILY and WAKING DREAM. In addition, you’ll find the short story BETTY & HOWARD’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE starring Sara’s parents. But most of all, when you open this box of dreams, you’ll find romance, suspense, humor and plenty of heart…
Category: Fiction

Insights Into Action

Author : William Sterrett
ISBN : 9781416613732
Genre : Education
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Do you ever wonder whether researchers and professional developers really know what it’s like to be a school leader? Do you sometimes struggle to connect articles and conference presentations with the challenges you face day to day? For award-winning educator William Sterrett, the answer to those questions was a resounding yes. So he made it his mission to identify the most important issues facing today’s school leaders and offer practical, effective strategies for success. Drawing on his own experience as a teacher and principal and on interviews with nine distinguished practitioners--including Carol Ann Tomlinson, Richard DuFour, Baruti Kafele, and James Popham--Sterrett merges current research and theory with lessons from successful educators who have truly "been there, done that." Each chapter of Insights into Action carefully examines a particular topic of relevance, translating research and experience into replicable, sustainable practices and offering ways to overcome barriers to success. You’ll learn* How to be a more effective leader, including ways to turn your school vision into reality, become a learning leader, make professional development more meaningful, and achieve the elusive work-life balance; * How to strengthen your learning community by differentiating instruction and leadership, fostering a positive school climate, and incorporating learning experiences outside the classroom; and* How to face the challenges of today, including ways to infuse technology into your school community, gather and apply useful data, and turn crises both big and small into success for all. Each chapter includes Action Items and In-the-Field Activities to extend the discussion, help you apply the book’s insights and strategies, and enable you to realize actual growth in your school. In a job filled with constant stressors and challenges, it’s important to have a solid, well-grounded perspective. Insights into Action offers both practical lessons and inspiration to handle whatever comes your way.
Category: Education