Building a Culture of Hope

Author: Robert D. Barr

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781936764631

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Research demonstrates that children of poverty need more than just academic instruction to succeed. Discover a blueprint for turning low-performing schools into Cultures of Hope! The authors draw from their own experiences working with high-poverty, high-achieving schools to illustrate how to support students with an approach that considers social as well as emotional factors in education.
The Brilliance in the Building

Author: Bo Ryan

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781954631243

Category: Education

Page: 327

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Meet any challenge, any day, with clarity, competence, and confidence. Written with the needs of urban educators in mind, this essential guide shares specific action steps and ready-to-use tools for supporting successful Professional Learning Communities at WorkR. From scheduling teacher collaboration time to using data to inform high-quality instruction, author Bo Ryan delivers field-tested practices that lead to high levels of student achievement. Collaborative teams will: Access excellent, data-backed reproducibles Make immediate changes that positively impact student learning Realize the value in the resources you have and leverage them Gain insight into the PLC at Work process Reflect on your own personal mindsets and ways you personally can improve Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: A Culture of Care Chapter 2: A Culture of Collaboration Chapter 3: A Culture of Learning Chapter 4: A Culture of Effective Instruction Chapter 5: A Culture of Continuous Improvement Final Thoughts Appendix Strategy Implementation Guide Learning Block Planning Tool Data Team Meeting Templates Teacher Framework Intervention Action Plan Learning Block Planning Tool Examples References and Resources Index
Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare, Second Edition

Author: Joe Tye

Publisher: Sigma

ISBN: 9781948057738

Category: Medical

Page: 329

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Using construction as their metaphor, authors Joe Tye and Bob Dent make a compelling case that a healthcare organization’s invisible architecture—a foundation of core values, a superstructure of organizational culture, and the interior finish of workplace attitude—is no less important than its visible architecture. Further, they assert that culture will not change unless people change, and people will not change unless they are inspired to do so and given the right tools. The fully updated second edition of Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare takes readers on a journey from accountability to ownership—providing a proven model, strategies, and practical solutions to help improve organizational culture in the healthcare setting. Learn how investing in your organization and your people can enable a significant, successful change in productivity; employee engagement; nurse satisfaction, recruitment, and retention; quality of care; patient satisfaction; and financial outcomes.
A Theology of Gratitude

Author: Mona Siddiqui

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009198417

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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How, from a theological standpoint, should we make sense of gratitude? This rich interdisciplinary volume is the first concertedly to explore theologies of gratitude from both Christian and Muslim perspectives. While the available literature has tended to rhapsodize gratitude to God and others as both a virtue and an obligation, this book by contrast offers something new by detailing ways in which gratitude is complicated by inequality: even to the point of becoming a vice. Gratitude now emerges as something more than a virtue and other than merely transactional. It can be a burden, bringing about indebtedness and an imbalance of power; but it may also be a resonant source of reconciliation and belonging. Topics discussed cover the personal and political dimensions of gratitude, including such issues as justice, multiculturalism, racism, imperialism, grief, memory and hope. The book assembles, from different traditions, some of the leading theologians of our times.
Building an Orchestra of Hope

Author: Carmen Oliver

Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers

ISBN: 9781467465908

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

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An exuberantly illustrated true story about innovation, community, and the power of music. In Cateura, Paraguay, a town built on a landfill, music teacher Favio Chavez longed to help the families living and working amid the hills of trash. How could he help them find hope for the future? Favio started giving music lessons to Cateura’s children, but soon he encountered a serious problem. He had more students than instruments! But Favio had a strange and wonderful idea: what if this recyclers’ town had its own recycled orchestra? Favio and Colá, a brilliant local carpenter, began to experiment with transforming garbage into wonder. Old glue canisters became violins; paint cans became violas; drainpipes became flutes and saxophones. With repurposed instruments in their hands, the children of Cateura could fill their community—and the world—with the sounds of a better tomorrow. Based on an incredible true story, Building an Orchestra of Hope offers an unforgettable picture of human dignity reclaimed from unexpected sources. Carmen Oliver’s inviting words and Luisa Uribe’s dynamic illustrations create a stirring tribute to creativity, resilience, and the transformative nature of hope.
Building a Culture of Peace

Author: Paul R. Dekar

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606082287

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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Around the world, thousands of grassroots movements are confronting issues like destruction of the environment, economic depression, human rights violations, religious fundamentalism, and war. This book tells the courageous story of one such group. Organizing in 1939, Northern Baptists formed the Baptist Pacifist Fellowship as part of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Southern Baptists formed a parallel body. Like today, it was a time when sources of hope seemed hard to find. Discerning a need to support and connect Baptist conscientious objectors in the United States, members faced hostility in congregations and the nation. For the duration of the Second World War, the Korean War, war in Vietnam and elsewhere, Baptists sustained a witness for peace and justice. By 1984, threat of nuclear weapons led to formation of a wider circle of resistance to the culture of war. Subsequently, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America has brought together Baptist peacemakers from around North America and the world. However small in numbers or reviled, members have been building a culture of peace through an interracial and international community. This book is an invaluable resource for those seeking a new world of forgiveness, respect for human rights, nonviolence, and peace.
Developing Teacher Leaders

Author: Frank Crowther

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412963749

Category: Education

Page: 217

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With five new case studies, this revised edition shows principals and staff developers how to collaborate with teachers in fostering, developing, and supporting teacher leadership.
Building Cultures of Peace

Author: Randall Amster

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527556614

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

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From violence and abuse within family units, to communities and regions torn apart by inter-group conflict and wars among nations, the human condition is rife with turmoil. The consequences of this seemingly perpetual strife weigh heavily on humanity, often creating feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness that only serve to breed more conflict and violence. In the face of these monumental challenges, initiatives for peace struggle to take root. Seeking effective ways to encourage these efforts, the United Nations adopted three declarations on the eve of the 21st century, including the “Declaration on a Culture of Peace” that broadly defines what the vision looks like and the actions necessary to build cultures of peace. Taking up this central challenge of our time, this volume of collected essays presents multiple perspectives on the critical issues of peace and conflict resolution that pervade the globe, addressing the UN’s charge to develop “values, attitudes, modes of behavior and ways of life conducive to the promotion of peace among individuals, groups, and nations.” Bringing together scholars and practitioners from fields including education, sociology, criminology, political science, and peace studies, this work constructively engages the task of creating peace and fostering hope in a conflict-ridden world.
RTI and Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Students

Author: Angel Barrett

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 9781935609742

Category: Education

Page: 6

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In this six-page (tri-fold) laminated guide, Dr. Angel Barrett provides a range of evidence-based Tier 1 and Tier 2 Response To Intervention (RTI) strategies that are targeted to address the educational needs of students who are socio-economically disadvantaged. It identifies the greatest challenges these student face, which include · Lack of prior background knowledge and experience · Language deficits, especially in vocabulary and linguistic patterns · Lack of prior success in school Specific strategies are provided for overcoming each of these challenges and for improving access to the core curriculum. These include backwards lesson planning, pre-teaching, modeling strategies and reasoning aloud, guiding questions, choral reading, and sentence frames. The guide addresses the impact of the Common Core State Standards on students who are socio-economically disadvantaged, including the likelihood that scaffolding will be needed to narrow the proficiency gap, especially in English Language Arts (ELA). It includes an at-risk flowchart that identifies when and how to provide supports to help students with ELA skills such as reading fluency and comprehension and mathematics skills such as computation and problem-solving. Interventions specifically targeting language development in English Language Learners are included as well. Dr. Barrett draws from her extensive experience working with socio-economically disadvantaged youth as a teacher and principal to offers tips for creating a college and career-ready environment and involving parents.
Ability, Equity, and Culture

Author: Elizabeth B. Kozleski

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772461

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 899

This comprehensive book is grounded in the authentic experiences of educators who have done, and continue to do, the messy everyday work of transformative school reform. The work of these contributors, in conjunction with research done under the aegis of the National Institute of Urban School Improvement (NIUSI), demonstrates how schools and classrooms can move from a deficit model to a culturally responsive model that works for all learners. To strengthen relationships between research and practice, chapters are coauthored by a practitioner/researcher team and include a case study of an authentic urban reform situation. This volume will help practitioners, reformers, and researchers make use of emerging knowledge and culturally responsive pedagogy to implement reforms that are more congruent with the strengths and needs of urban education contexts. Contributors: Sue Abplanalp, Cynthia Alexander, Alfredo J. Artiles, David R. Garcia, Dorothy F. Garrison-Wade, JoEtta Gonzales, Taucia Gonzalez, Cristina Santamaría Graff, Donna Hart-Tervalon, Jack C. Jorgensen, Elaine Mulligan, Sheryl Petty, Samantha Paredes Scribner, Amanda L. Sullivan, Anne Smith, Sandra L. Vazquez,Shelley Zion “If you truly care about the serious, research-based pursuit of equity and inclusivity in urban schools, you must read this book. Using researcher-practitioner co-author teams and a case study of national urban reform, Kozleski, King Thorius, and their chapter team authors show how to go successfully to scale with systemic reform.” —James Joseph Scheurich, Professor, Indiana University School of Education, Indianapolis Elizabeth B. Kozleski chairs the Special Education program at the University of Kansas. She received the TED-Merrill award for her leadership in special education teacher education in 2011. Kathleen King Thorius is an assistant professor of urban special education in Indiana University’s School of Education at IUPUI. She is principal investigator for the Great Lakes Equity Center, a Regional Equity Assistance Center funded by the U. S. Department of Education.