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Having Hard Conversations

ISBN-10: 1412965004
ISBN-13: 9781412965002
Edition: 2009
Authors: Jennifer Abrams
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Description: A thousand things are unspoken in schools every day, and the lack of truth telling can bring about an ineffective status quoandresult in our students not getting the education they deserve. For most educators, confronting colleagues with truths  More...

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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 1/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

A thousand things are unspoken in schools every day, and the lack of truth telling can bring about an ineffective status quoandresult in our students not getting the education they deserve. For most educators, confronting colleagues with truths about ineffective practices or potentially harmful behavior can be extremely challenging. Having Hard Conversations is designed to teach adults to talk to one another about difficult issues. The author guides readers through a series of preparatory steps leading to the actual conversationand helpseducators to: Define the challenge Identify and map desired outcomes Prepare an advance script Consider external factors such as where and when the conversation should take placeEducators will gain a better understanding of the common reasons for not speaking out as well as the potential consequences of silence.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
What Are Hard Conversations and Why Should We Have Them?
Why We Hesitate Having Hard Conversations
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Having the Hard Conversation
What's the Real Problem?: Finding the Professional Language to Name It
Making a Plan
Scripting Your Initial Comments
The Whats, Wheres, and Whens of Having the Hard Conversation
What Ifs? Other Types of Hard Conversations
Conclusion
Extended List of Professional Behaviors
School Savvy Etiquette
Sample Scripts for Hard Conversations
References
Index

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