HEART!: Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader

HEART!: Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader

by Timothy D. Kanold


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HEART!: Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader by Timothy D. Kanold

HEART!: Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader by Timothy D. Kanold supports K-12 educators in reflecting on their professional journey. In this inspiring five-part book, Kanold presents the concept of a heartprint-the distinctive impression that an educator leaves on students and colleagues. In a conversational, humorous tone, HEART! offers teachers and leaders guidance in regard to what they can do to uncover their professional impact and foster heart-centered classrooms and schools. K-12 teachers and leaders will: Examine the five unique aspects that make up the HEART of a professional life: happiness, engagement, alliances, risk, and thought, Answer essential questions that will help them understand their distinctive heartprint, Gain wisdom and profound insights from dozens of teachers and thought leaders, Journal throughout the book to ponder the heartprint they have left on the people in their lives and professional experiences, Explore outside print and online resources that can teach them more about what it means to have HEART in education

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943874439
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
Publication date: 03/17/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 64,471
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author vii

Preface: Why I Wrote HEART! ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Developing Heart-H Is for Happiness 5

Chapter 1 The Happiness Dilemma 7

Chapter 2 The Happiness-Passion Connection 13

Chapter 3 What's Love Cot to Do With it? 19

Chapter 4 Got Compassion? Check! 25

Chapter 5 Wanted: Persons of Positive Character and Hope 33

Chapter 6 The Joy-Gratitude-Stability Connection 39

Chapter 7 Why Should We Weep? 43

Final Thoughts: The World Happiness Report 49

Part 2 Developing Heart-E is for Engagements 53

Chapter 8 Full Engagement Not Ahead 57

Chapter 9 Gating Engaged! 63

Chapter 10 It's Energy, Not Time 69

Chapter 11 Name That Energy Quadrant 75

Chapter 12 Avoiding the Quadrant III Drift 79

Chapter 13 Quadrant II Time Required 87

Chapter 14 Grit: Deliberate Daily Practice 93

Final Thoughts: The MTXE Perspective 97

Part 3 Developing Heart-A Is for Alliances 101

Chapter 15 The Primary Purposes of Collaboration 105

Chapter 16 PLCs: Serving the Greater Good. 109

Chapter 17 Oh, the Inequity Places We'll Go! 115

Chapter 18 Reduce Our Professional Noise 123

Chapter 19 Relational Intelligence Required 129

Chapter 20 What Are Those Black Boxes? 137

Chapter 21 Celebration: Making Above and Beyond the Norm the Norm 141

Final Thoughts: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success 147

Part 4 Developing Heart-R Is for Risk 151

Chapter 22 What's in a Goal? 155

Chapter 23 Shared Purpose: Each and Every Child Can Learn 163

Chapter 24 Results or Persons? 167

Chapter 25 The Risk-Vision Dependency 173

Chapter 26 Build Trust the Millennial Way 179

Chapter 27 Fixed or Growth Mindset? 185

Chapter 28 Warning: Entropy Ahead! 191

Final Thoughts: A Sense of Urgency 197

Part 5 Developing Heart-T Is for Thought 201

Chapter 29 Your Great Adventure! 205

Chapter 30 Your Voice of Wisdom 211

Chapter 31 Clean Up the Climate 217

Chapter 32 Become a Feedback Fanatic 221

Chapter 33 Yours, Mine, and Ours 227

Final Thoughts: Hold the Mayo! 231

Epilogue 235

Acknowledgments 239

Notes 241

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"Finally, a book that goes straight to the heart of what it means to be an educator. In HEART!: Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader, Tim Kanold reminds us that the journey to becoming a great teacher or administrator begins on the inside."

--Robert Eaker, professor emeritus, Middle Tennessee State University

"In a time when far too many educators feel beaten down and struggle to keep their passion for teaching, Kanold has thrown a lifeline ... or perhaps he would call it a heartline."

--Grace Kelemanik, educational consultant and author

"You will be touched, emotional, and reflective as you read Timothy Kanold's HEART! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader. This book should be required reading for both pre-service and in-service teachers, education leaders, and also a much broader audience. Tim intersperses stories about real educators and leaders to intentionally focus readers on reflecting about their current state and what it takes to leave a lasting heartprint on those they touch either directly or tangentially. Another outstanding book by Tim Kanold, an educator and leader whose words and actions are congruent."

--Denise M Walston, director of mathematics, Council of the Great City Schools

"In his latest book, HEART! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader, Timothy Kanold provides educators with a unique opportunity to reconnect with a fundamental human longing--to make a positive difference in the lives of students and colleagues. Through research, powerful stories, questions, and activities, Kanold challenges readers to examine current habits and practice, test new strategies, and reflect on the results. HEART! is not a book to read once and put on a shelf. Readers will find themselves coming back again and again on their journey to becoming fully formed professionals."

--Rebecca DuFour, educational consultant and author

"Teaching is a giving profession, and we must pay a debt to do it well. Beyond the technical skills, educators must invest their hearts and minds into the work, which has the potential to replenish as well as consume them. With refreshing honesty and humor, Timothy Kanold challenges us to consider what it means to fully commit your life's work to learning and the service of others. It is much more than a book; it is a wonderfully reflective, interactive journey."

--Mike Mattos, educational consultant and author

"In a profession inundated with mounds of scientific theories, research-based practices, and quantitative data, Timothy Kanold persuasively encourages us to pause, reflect, and realize that it is our emotional, spiritual, and physical status as educators that fuels and drives our work with students. His talented blend of anecdotal references, personal experiences, and quotes from an array of individuals with whom he has crossed paths over the years serves to reinvigorate and remind us why we chose a profession focused on positively impacting students in the first place."

--Luis Cruz, president, Cruz & Associates Consulting

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