With wit, inspiration, and know-how, Allen shows readers how to make things happen—with less effort and stress, and lots more energy, creativity, and effectiveness. Ready for Anything is the perfect book for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.
What's more frustrating than knowing how to do your job, working hard, making tough decisions . . . and not getting results because some system, procedure, bureaucratic detail, or difficult personality gets in the way?
In Workarounds That Work, Huffington Post columnist Russell Bishop shows how to boost your productivity with a complete strategy for outmaneuvering anything that stands in your way. The key is to know which procedures and people you can circumvent without causing even greater problems for yourself or coworkers. Bishop provides valuable insight into the workarounds that often hide in plain sight, including:Bypassing key stakeholders who stand in the way Preventing malicious people from shooting down good ideas Handling misaligned leadership and unclear directions Working around other groups or “silos” whose goals are at odds with yours Managing the power plays going on above and around you
By following the strategies in Workarounds That Work, you will not only get the results you need-you will also be perceived of as someone who can always be relied upon to get things done, no matter what obstacles stand in the way.
Stanislavski For Beginners charts the development of the Stanislavski system. It includes a clear exposition of the key elements of the system and explores his Method of Physical Actions, which he worked on in the years before his death, and which he called “the result of my whole life’s work.”
“In reading this book, facilitators will expand their repertoire and walk away with ideas and tips for responding to the wide range of facilitation issues that invariably come up in protocols.”
—From the Foreword by Gene Thompson-Grove
“Insightful and immediately useful, Allen and Blythe’s book is a must read for teachers and administrators committed to professional collaboration.”
—Katherine Simon, Coalition of Essential Schools
“A deep and artful book for educators of all kinds.”
—David Perkins, Harvard Graduate School of Education
“I plan to use this book to guide our faculty in having the kind of conversations about teaching and learning that will ultimately benefit student achievement.”
—Judi Aronson, School Principal, Brooklyn, New York
That’s where Equity Visits will prove absolutely indispensable to district and school administrators. It details how to combine a strong focus on instruction with explicit, intentional efforts to address systemic inequities. Inside you’ll findA range of data collection activities and tools to target central issues of equity in your school Clear guidelines on how to investigate the ways instructional practices, structures, and beliefs lead to inequitable educational experiences—and how these are often masked in the day-to-day life of schools and districts A frank discussion of how to make race and racism an explicit part of investigating and addressing educational inequities Voices of school and district leaders who have taken crucial first steps to become “equity warriors” Recommendations on how to develop policies, initiatives, and practices to confront those inequities
Few dispute that instructional improvement must be a central focus of educational leadership, but for too long achieving educational equity has been absent from the conversation. Here is your opportunity to ensure equity occupy a central spot in data collection and analysis, and be explicitly discussed at all levels of your school or district organization. In short, essential reading and doing for all administrators!