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"The book provides a wide selection of practical and user-friendly tools and strategies for understanding the meaning and importance of resiliency. A must for anyone concerned about the well-being of their schools and communities."
-Doug Milne, Campus Manager
University of Canterbury, Nelson Campus, New Zealand
"Milstein and Henry establish an excellent set of guiding principles. Every educational administrator needs to read and reflect upon this important work."
-John M. Daggett, Former Superintendent
Ashland Public Schools, OR
Develop an environment that fosters well-being and promotes success for the entire school community!
As a practical guide for creating healthier school environments, this interactive workbook offers proven strategies for developing resiliency-the emotional strength and constructive attitude necessary for students, schools, and communities to thrive.
Mike M. Milstein and Doris Annie Henry expand on the groundbreaking concepts presented in their first edition, Spreading Resiliency, to underscore the critical role of educational leaders and incorporate feedback from educators who have used the book to improve their schools. The updated exercises, case studies, and reproducibles are presented in a workbook style to help administrators:
This invaluable resource supplies all the tools that school leaders, teacher leaders, and district administrators need to foster resiliency and implement effective, positive improvement initiatives.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 770 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
"The book provides a wide selection of practical and user-friendly tools and strategies for understanding the meaning and importance of resiliency. A must for teachers, school leaders, boards of trustees, and parents concerned about the well-being of their schools and communities." -- Doug Milne, Campus Manager
"Contains an excellent combination of theory and practice concerning resiliency. The conversational style and practical ideas are very useful in helping me as a leader get my head around making the transition from textbook to school and community reality." -- Paul Potaka, Principal
"In a world that continues to offer new challenges to students' and adults' sense of personal and professional well-being and commitment to community, this highly practical yet deeply thoughtful book is a must-read, must-use for leaders in schools, communities, and businesses. No other book in the field of resiliency manages to combine the deep thought and practical wisdom of its authors in such a powerful way." -- Christopher Day, Professor of Education
"The resiliency work within our school allowed staff to identify their individual strengths, which then contributed to the collective power of the team by building avenues for quality communication within our professional community." -- Cate Gully, Deputy Principal
"Milstein and Henry have done policy makers and education practitioners an enormous service by developing the concept of resiliency-the capacity to adapt in the face of adversity-as a practical way of engaging communities in school improvement." -- John Davies, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Policy and Management
"The authors provide strategies that educators, leaders, and students need to cope with life's challenges and make the most of life's possibilities." -- Barry Brooker, Associate Dean of Primary Teacher Education
"Milstein and Henry have given us a blueprint to create schools and communities that will spread resiliency in young people. The book is a guide for making schools and communities healthier places, and it shows how to create an environment that will produce healthier adults and children. It is not merely a call to action, but a primer for making it happen." -- From the Foreword to the First Edition by Paul D. Houston
"With this achievement of a book, Milstein and Henry offer both a clear rationale for advocating resiliency as a goal and a practical guide for progressing on the path toward resiliency." -- From the Foreword to the Second Edition by Richard A. Schmuck
"A practical, powerful guide to creating healthier school environments, offering an interactive workbook format packed with successful strategies." -- The Bookwatch, April 2008
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