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Strage Prize 2014 with Hansun Waring 

Congratulations to 2014 Strage Prize recipient Hansun Waring, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Teachers College Columbia University. This video focuses on a discussion of the research behind her recent paper: "Doing Being Playful in the Second Language Classroom" as well the LANSI Conference she began at TC. Dr. Waring's teaching and research …

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What’s Your Triple Package? 

Are you… practical...empathetic... imaginative...persistent... intuitive... open-minded... curious... creative... logical... rigorous... enthusiastic...cooperative... passionate...? These are just some of the thoughts collected on the flipchart in preparation for the recent Socratic conversation What's YOUR "Triple Package"? Discovering and Activating Your "Signature Strengths" to Design Your Success, moderated by Ron Gross, author of Socrates Way and Co-Chair of …

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Who Changed Your Life? 

Who Changed Your Life? was the question which propelled the SOCRATIC CONVERSATION conducted by Ron Gross on August 9th. The session opened by noting President  Obama's observation that "none of us have achieved what we have achieved in life, on our own.  We all had people who were crucial to our development: teachers, parents, friends...."   Then, …

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The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership 

Title: The influence of teachers: reflections on teaching and leadership Author: John Merrow Publisher:  LM Books Call number: LA217.2 .M47 2011 From the Publisher: How can schools and teachers change to keep up with the current educational landscape, a world in which young people must learn how to ask the right questions, instead of simply …

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Poke the Box : When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time? 

Title: Poke the Box : When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time? Author: Seth Godin Publisher:  The Domino Project Call number: HF5386 .G552 2011 From the Publisher: Poke the Box is a manifesto by bestselling author Seth Godin that just might make you uncomfortable. It’s a call to action about …

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Leading Up: How to Lead Your Boss so you Both Win 

Title: Leading Up:  How to Lead Your Boss so you Both Win Author: Michael Useem Publisher: Crown Business, New York, NY (2001) Call #: HD57.7 .U83 2001 From the Publisher: Today’s best leaders know how to lead up, a necessary strategy when a supervisor is micromanaging rather than macrothinking, when a division president offers clear …

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Internships and the nonprofit world 

Some of us are venturing, perhaps for the first time, into the world of nonprofits this Summer.  We are hopeful that the skills we gather will support our resume, fuel our passion for education, and help us understand, at a deeper level, the ins and outs of the nonprofit sector.  As we begin to delve …

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More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 New Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes 

Title: More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 New Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes Author: Brian Cole Miller Publisher: AMACOM Call #: EBOOK From the Publisher: Most managers, supervisors, and team leaders realize the importance of team-building, but just can’t seem to find the time in their busy schedules. More Quick …

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Nonprofit management: Principles and practice 

Title: Nonprofit management: Principles and practice Author: Michael J. Worth Publisher: Sage Publications Call Number: HD62.6 .W675 2009 From the Publisher: The only comprehensive textbook for the Nonprofit Management course, this book provides a broad overview of key topics, including the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership and managing, fundraising and financial …

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Library Resources for the Urban Education Leaders Program 

This virtual guide is intended to provide information about and links to key resources for research in the field of urban education leadership.  These e-resources have been selected to support the mission of the program, i.e., "to create highly effective district-level leaders capable of designing and implementing successful educational systems for urban communities," as well …

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Pathways to outstanding leadership: A comparative analysis of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leaders 

Title: Pathways to outstanding leadership : A comparative analysis of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leaders Author: Michael D. Mumford Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Call Number: BF637.L4 M75 2006 From the Publisher: The intent of this book is to provide a comprehensive comparison of charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leadership. One hundred twenty leaders from government, military, …

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Immunity to change 

Title: Immunity to change : how to overcome it and unlock potential in yourself and your organization Author: Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey Publisher: Boston, Mass. :  Harvard Business Press, c2009 Call no.: HD58.8 .K43 2009 From the Publisher: The core concept of this book is that people and organizations want to change but …

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Leading adult learning: Supporting adult development in our schools 

Title: Leading adult learning : Supporting adult development in our schools Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson Publisher: Corwin Press Call Number: LB1731 .D7 2009 From the Publisher: Support the growth and development of all adults—teachers, principals, and superintendents—in your school community! Educators at every level go through different stages of development over the course of their …

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Meet…Jennifer 

Willoby and Himrod, take 3. Our esteemed professors visit Jennifer Govan, Research Services  Librarian and Senior Librarian. They learn about Gottesman's use of social networking, moo cards, and biodegradable book bags to promote library resources and services, including  Socratic conversations, within the education program, and the Ziegfeld Collection of International Children's Art, within Historical Art …

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