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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
|Publisher:||Solution Tree Press|
|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
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
What People are Saying About This
"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