Bringing Yourself to Work A Guide to Staff Development in After-School Programs

ISBN-10: 0807744263

ISBN-13: 9780807744260

Edition: 2004

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Description: This professional development text aims to help directors and staff to create healthier learning environments for children and youth in after-school programs.

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Bringing Yourself to Work
A Model for Change in After-School Care
Building from a Foundation
How This Book Is Organized
Becoming More Self-Aware
The Importance of Emotional Intelligence
What Is Emotional Intelligence Comprised Of?
Self-Awareness: It All Starts with You
What Is Self-Awareness?
What Self-Awareness Is Not
Why Is Self-Awareness Important?
Why Is Self-Awareness Important in an After-School Setting?
For Further Reading
Next Steps: Increasing Your Capacity to Become More Self-Aware
Building Relationships
The Importance of Relationships and Connection
What Is Relational Ability?
Making a Connection
The Benefits of Connection
What Do Healthy Relationships Look Like?
The Opposite of Connection: Disconnection
How Power Can Cause Disconnections
The Connectors: People with a Gift for Building Relationships
The Five Good Things
For Further Reading
Next Steps: Increasing Your Capacity to Be in Relationship with Others
Being a Member of a Group
Your Role as a Team Member
We're All in This Together
Your Impact on the Group
What Makes a Good Team Member?
The Group's Effect on You
Looking at Your Group
Thinking About Group Dynamics
What Are the Characteristics of a Successful After-School Group?
You and Your Group: Finding the Right Fit
For Further Reading
Next Steps: Increasing Your Capacity to See Yourself as a Member of a Group
Making Change Happen in Your Program
Working to Change
The Next Step Is Yours
Self Assessment Tool
Notes
Index
About the Authors
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