Bringing Yourself to Work: A Guide to Successful Staff Development in After-school Programs

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Teachers College Press, 2003 - Education - 96 pages
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This groundbreaking professional development book outlines the support and skills staff need to increase self-awareness, sustain healthy relationships, and improve group dynamics. Building on the latest research in emotional intelligence, relational theory, and group relations, this hands-on guide includes activities, a self-assessment tool, and advice for dealing with issues commonly faced by staff, such as learning how to respond to difficult situations with colleagues, children, and patients.
 

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Contents

A Model for Change in AfterSchool Care
3
How This Book ls Organized
9
What ls Emotional lntelligence Comprised Of?
17
What SelfAwareness ls Not
24
The lmportance of Relationships and Connection
37
The Benefits of Connection
43
Your Role as a Team Member
61
The Groups Effect on You
69
How to Use This Guide viii
108
A Decade Later 1
109
A Design for Improving Middle Grades Education 3
111
Curriculum and Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning 5
113
Designing Instruction to Improve Teaching and Learning 8
116
PreService Preparation and Professional Development 11
119
Organizing Relationships for Learning 13
121
Democratic Governance to Improve Student Learning 15
123

Finding the Right Fit
75
Working to Change
81
Notes
91
Contents Foreword vi
106
Preface vii
107
A Safe and Healthy School Environment 17
127
Involving Parents and Communities 19
129
Challenges and Opportunities 21
131
Additional Resources 23
133
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Michelle Seligson has been a nationally recognized leader in child care policy and practice for 25 years. She directs Bringing Yourself To Work: Caregiving in After-School Environments at the Wellesley Centers for Women. Patricia Jahoda Stahl is an accomplished consultant, trainer, and program developer with over 20 years experience designing and consulting to local and national programs.

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