The Circle Way

Author: Christina Baldwin
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1605092584
Size: 11,61 MB
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Meetings in the round have become the preferred tool for moving individual commitment into group action. This book lays out the structure of circle conversation, based on the original work of the authors who have standardized the essential elements that constitute circle practice.

The Circle Way

Author: Ann Linnea
Editor: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN: 9781459626645
Size: 10,35 MB
Format: PDF
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Meetings in the round have become the preferred tool for moving individual commitment into group action. This book lays out the structure of circle conversation, based on the original work of the authors who have standardized the essential elements that constitute circle practice.

Me And White Supremacy

Author: Layla Saad
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529405084
Size: 16,38 MB
Format: PDF
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'An indispensable resource for white people who want to challenge white supremacy but don't know where to begin' Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Times bestseller WHITE FRAGILITY 'It should be mandatory reading ... Buy the book, do the work and then push more copies into the hands of everyone you know' Emma Gannon 'Confrontational and much-needed' Stylist 'She is no-joke changing the world and, for what it's worth, the way I live my life.' Anne Hathaway ___________ Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of colour, and in turn, help other white people do better, too. When Layla Saad began an Instagram challenge called #MeAndWhiteSupremacy, she never predicted it would spread as widely as it did. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviors, big and small. She was looking for truth, and she got it. Thousands of people participated in the challenge, and over 90,000 people downloaded the Me and White Supremacy Workbook. The updated and expanded Me and White Supremacy takes the work deeper by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and including expanded definitions, examples, and and further resources. Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change. The numbers show that readers are ready to do this work - let's give it to them.

The Possible Woman Steps Up

Author: Marjorie R. Barlow, Ph.D.
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452543666
Size: 13,98 MB
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THE POSSIBLE WOMAN STEPS UP invites all women to come forward in their highest and best development. Men who encourage women will also learn from this book. The eight chapters are packed with stories and possibilities for any woman to gain inspiration, encouragement, and many different pathways for her to show up, listen up, open up, grow up, lighten up, wise up, link up, and offer up. All the roles women have lived have prepared them to enter into full partnership for the good of this Planet Earth. The release of women to join the human race releases men to become fully human and fully alive also. The time is now, and women are poised and ready for leadership.

Mindful Work

Author: David Gelles
Editor: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847659969
Size: 14,41 MB
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A mindful revolution is reshaping the workplace. The world's most dynamic businesspeople are using mindfulness to become happier and more fulfilled at work - and more successful. In Mindful Work, New York Times business reporter David Gelles explains how mindful managers are using meditation, yoga and other mindfulness techniques to boost leadership, reduce stress and improve health. Featuring insights from revitalised employees, high-level managers at global companies and meditation masters, Mindful Work is an inspirational guide to the upsurge in mindfulness among companies as diverse as Google, Facebook and General Mills. Blending timeless insights and modern-day management theory, Gelles explains the practical benefits of the mindfulness boom, and offers a programme for changing the way we work - a change that will make us less stressed, more focused and happier.

Facilitating Seven Ways Of Learning

Author: James R. Davis
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579228437
Size: 19,59 MB
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For teachers in higher education who haven’t been able to catch up with developments in teaching and learning, James Davis and Bridget Arend offer an introduction that focuses on seven coherent and proven evidence-based strategies. The underlying rationale is to provide a framework to match teaching goals to distinct ways of learning, based on well-established theories of learning. The authors present approaches that readers can readily and safely experiment with to achieve desired learning outcomes, and build confidence in changing their methods of teaching. Research on learning clearly demonstrates that learning is not one thing, but many. The learning associated with developing a skill is different from the learning associated with understanding and remembering information, which in turn is different from thinking critically and creatively, solving problems, making decisions, or change paradigms in the light of evidence. Differing outcomes involve different ways of learning and teaching strategies. The authors provide the reader with a conceptual approach for selecting appropriate teaching strategies for different types of content, and for achieving specific learning objectives. They demonstrate through examples how a focused and purposeful selection of activities improves student performance, and in the process makes for a more effective and satisfying teaching experience. The core of the book presents a chapter on each of the seven ways of learning. Each chapter offers a full description of the process, illustrates its application with examples from different academic fields and types of institutions, clearly describes the teacher’s facilitation role, and covers assessment and online use. The seven ways of learning are: Behavioral Learning; Cognitive Learning; Learning through Inquiry; Learning with Mental Models; Learning through Groups and Teams; Learning through Virtual Realities; and Experiential Learning. Along the way, the authors provide the reader with a basis for evaluating other approaches to teaching and other learning methodologies so that she or he can confidently go beyond the “seven ways” to adapt or adopt further strategies. This is the ideal companion for teachers who are beginning to explore new ways of teaching, and want to do some serious independent thinking about learning. The book can also be used to prepare graduate students for teaching, and will be welcomed by centers for teaching and learning to help continuing faculty re-examine a particular aspect of their teaching.

Keepers Of The Trees

Author: Ann Linnea
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626368635
Size: 14,57 MB
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Uplifting stories of fourteen people who have dedicated their lives to trees—beautifully illustrated with one hundred color photographs of tree keepers in action. Across North America, writer and naturalist Ann Linnea found a diverse group of people with one thing in common: their love of trees. Featured in this book are a tree doctor, big tree hunter Will Blozan, Plant Amnesty’s pruner, and ninety-four-year-old logger Merve Wilkinson. Also interviewed are Vietnam veteran Bud Pearson, a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder, who found healing and acceptance as a wood carver in the wilds of Montana, as well as TreePeople founder, Andy Lipkis, who has spent thirty-five years ripping up concrete in LA to plant over two million trees in an effort to stop flooding and reduce air pollution. Each tree keeper reveals the motivation and organization behind their advocacy with detailed explanations and touching stories of how their lives have come to be shaped by the forests they are fighting to preserve. These are inspirational stories of conservation, healing, passion, and advocacy for any classroom, conservationist, activist, and nature lover. “A bright and breezy writer, Linnea adroitly evokes the infectious enthusiasm felt by each stalwart ‘tree hugger,’ enriching each vibrant profile with keen respect for her subjects’ altruistic stewardship.” —Booklist

Lost In Love

Author: Kate Perry
Editor: Firelight and Fairy Dust Unlimited, Inc.
ISBN: 194456019X
Size: 10,81 MB
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"Perry is a storyteller, weaving magic wherever she goes, much to the delight of her millions of fans." – The Literary Shed Portia Summerhill feels like a loser. Thirty-something, jobless, and living at home… How could she not? Next to her accomplished sisters, Portia's achievements—or lack thereof—are that much more noticeable. The one thing Portia can claim is expert knowledge on antiques and her ancestry, and in a moment of serendipity, the perfect job lands in her lap: curator at the Museum of British Peerage. There's one caveat: the museum won't hire her unless she brings the family jewels with her. Or, more specifically, the infamous Summerhill tiara. Except a cowboy hotelier stands between her and her tiara. Jackson Waite needs help getting his newest posh hotel launched and, luckily for Portia, he's willing to make a trade. If she helps him meet the deadline for his new resort, he'll give her the tiara. Only, the more time she spends with Jackson, the more Portia wonders if she wants the tiara or the man keeping it from her.

The Student Leadership Training Manual For Youth Workers

Author: Chuck Wysong
Editor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310873894
Size: 10,43 MB
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As profound, as relevant, as funny as you are . . . teenagers still listen to each other more than to an adult youth worker.You may grimace, but you can’t deny it--students talking to each other usually means more to them than adults talking to them.The Student Leadership Training Manual helps you equip your senior highers for leading their peers and taking charge of as much of the ministry as they want or are able--helping and evangelizing their peers . . . organizing ministry teams . . . planning and executing their own youth ministry programming.Here are 31 training sessions for discipling student leaders in a small-group setting--sessions that start in the Bible and reach deep into teenagers’ experience . . . ready for you to implement a clear and effective program that trains your students for higher levels of leadership, regardless of where they are now.Plus 24 pages just for you, a veritable primer on how to cultivate student leadership:The role of adultsAuthority vs. responsibilitySetting student leaders up for successTeaching students not just the whats, but the whys and howsHelping them discover their spiritual giftednessPerfect for youth workers, CE directors, associate pastors, and small-group leaders--anyone who works with a youth group’s core kids.

A Fundraising Guide For Nonprofit Board Members

Author: Julia I. Walker
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118236432
Size: 12,72 MB
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Everything you need to know as a nonprofit board member to raise more money and help your organization succeed in meeting its goals Engaging and informative, this practical guide to fundraising contains valuable insights that nonprofit boards need to succeed in raising money in today's dynamic economic environment. While written expressly for board members, this useful handbook also provides advice to executive directors and advancement staff on how to partner with your board to build an unstoppable fundraising team. A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members shows you how to raise more money by building board leadership and skills in fundraising. This book covers it all—the board's leadership role in fundraising; how to organize and train your board to raise funds; building a team with board and staff; raising funds for operations, major gifts and capital campaigns; how to ask for gifts; plus a guide for conducting a board retreat that will lead to fundraising success. Demystifies the ask by providing a straightforward guide on how to ask for, and close, gifts Features case studies, real life examples, and checklists in an easy to reference format Offers sample materials for a board retreat on building the successful fundraising team Also by Julia Ingraham Walker: Nonprofit Essentials: Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign Entertaining, practical, and easy to use, this book will become a must-read for all board members, executive directors, and staff who want to build an effective fundraising team.