Changing Seasons: A Language Arts Curriculum for Healthy Aging, Revised Edition
Denise L. Calhoun
Changing Seasons: A Language Arts Curriculum for Healthy Aging is a language-based, interdisciplinary program that increases interaction and communication skills among older adults. Featuring simple step-by-step lesson plans and interactive activities, Changing Seasons is a practical guide for caregivers and health care professionals to ensure individuals sustain their quality of life as they age. Each activity reveals new, creative, and fun ways to encourage individuals to speak, think, and write, sparking imagination and engagement with others. This new revised edition recognizes the growing importance of technology in communication, and incorporates many lessons learned during pandemic isolation, as communication was often limited to screens. Included is a new chapter that incorporates eight lessons on utilizing videoconferencing platforms. Though technology may evolve, communication will remain key to a sense of community and companionship—whether in person or online. Changing Seasons provides a roadmap to promoting meaningful interactions.
The Routledge Companion to Leadership and Change
Satinder K. Dhiman Ed., Kerri Cissna, Charles Gross, Amanda Wickramasinghe, Shanetta K. Weatherspoon, and Denise Berger
The unique leadership challenges organizations face throughout the world call for a renewed focus on what constitutes "authentic, inclusive, servant, transformational, principled, values-based, and mindful" leadership. Traditional approaches rarely provide a permeating or systematic framework to garner a sense of higher purpose or nurture deeper moral and spiritual dimensions of leaders. Learning to be an effective leader requires a deep personal transformation, which is not easy. This text provides guidelines in a variety of settings and contexts while presenting best practices in successfully leading the twenty-first century workforce and offering strategies and tools to lead change effectively in the present-day boundary-less work environment.
Given the ever-growing, widespread importance of leadership and its role in initiating change, this will be a key reference work in the field of leadership and change management in business. The uniqueness of this book lies in its anchorage in the moral and spiritual dimension of leadership, an approach most relevant for contemporary times and organizations. It represents an important milestone in the perennial quest for discovering the best leadership models and change practices to suit the contemporary organizations.
Designed to be a resource for scholars, practitioners, teachers and students seeking guidance in the art and science of leadership and change management, this will be an invaluable reference for libraries with collections in business, management, sports, history, politics, law, and psychology. It will present essential strategies for leading and transforming corporations, small businesses, schools, hospitals, and various nonprofit organizations. It brings the research on leadership and change management up to date, while mapping its terrain and extending the scope and boundaries of this field in an inclusive and egalitarian manner.
Working with Gen Z: A Handbook to Recruit, Retain, and Reimagine the Future Workforce after COVID 19
Santor Nishizaki and James DellaNeve
A decade ago, Millennials came of age, and many workplaces were not prepared to integrate a new generation that thought and worked differently. As a result, some organizations lost out on the best in young talent or were paralyzed by generational infighting.
Gen Zers, born between 1995 and 2012, have had their lives and relationships with work shaped by massive instability—first as a result of the Great Recession and again by a global pandemic that changed everything.
This new generation holds the promise of the future and is coming soon—if it hasn’t already—to an office, inbox, Zoom, and Slack channel near you. To unlock that potential, employers and colleagues must understand them. Are you prepared?
In Working with Gen Z, leadership experts Santor Nishizaki and James DellaNeve provide a deeply researched picture of Gen Zers and their colleagues as they begin to contend with the difficulties of navigating the working world. Their findings include:
- What Gen Zers really want out of work
- What motivates them to do great work
- How you can keep them happy and engaged
- How to help them peacefully coexist with older generations
This book provides the tools, tips, and data to get ahead of the curve in understanding, recruiting, and retaining the top talent of the future.
The Critical Language Reflection Tool: Promoting Critical Reflection and Critical Consciousness in TESOL Educators
Jennifer Miyake-Trapp and Kevin M. Wong
Critical reflection is an integral part of the teaching and learning process that requires educators to reflect on their assumptions and practices to promote equity in their classrooms. While critical reflection practices and frameworks have been proposed in teacher education, a TESOL-specific tool that engages with the unique complexities of world Englishes has not been developed. The current chapter, thus, engages in critical praxis by providing an evidence-based, step-by-step reflection tool for TESOL educators to enact inquiry. The reflection tool is called the critical language reflection tool, which offers open-ended questions surrounding assumption analysis, contextual awareness, and reflection-based action. Moreover, it applies a critical lens to the TESOL international teaching standards to help TESOL educators and teacher educators foster critical consciousness in TESOL classroom contexts.
A Global Perspective on Women in Leadership and Work-Family Integration
Margaret J. Weber and Kerri Cissna
There are countless books on the market that address the personal challenges and institutional barriers that ambitious female leaders face in the United States. This volume furthers the conversation by comparing the experiences of women in leadership with regards to work-life balance from eight different countries around the globe. Collecting stories from women in the United States, Costa Rica, India, Iran, Nigeria, Norway, Sri Lanka, and Uganda, this volume provides insights into the issues women face globally regarding leadership and work-family integration. It offers a variety of perspectives from around the world, and highlights a variety of cultural norms regarding work and family integration.
Fear of a Yellow Planet: The Eight-Fingered, Cartoon Version of Anxiety
Chapter written for the book The Simpsons' Beloved Springfield: Essays on the TV Series and Town That Are Part of Us All. First aired in 1989, The Simpsons has become America’s most beloved animated show. It changed the world of television, bringing to the screen a cartoon for adults, a sitcom without a laugh track, an imperfect lower class family, a mixture of high and low comedy and satire for the masses. This collection of new essays explores the many ways in which The Simpsons reflects everyday life through its exploration of gender roles, music, death, food politics, science and religion, anxiety, friendship and more.
Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st Century: The Role of Leaders and Followers
H. Eric Schockman, Vanessa Hernandez, and Aldo Boitano
Conflicts and violence, repression and oppression have always been part of the world, resulting in situations where no one really wins and leading to stalemates that cause the degradation of economic order – and of the human condition. Whether conflicts can be won or not, the human cost must be addressed when building a lasting peace, and this role falls now to our future leaders and followers.
Changing Seasons: A Language Arts Curriculum for Healthy Aging
Effective communication enhances quality of life. In Changing Seasons: A Language Arts Curriculum for Healthy Aging, Denise Calhoun provides a language-based, interdisciplinary program to help older adults improve their communication skills. Each activity reveals new, creative, and fun ways to get individuals to speak, think, write, engage with others, and use their imagination. As the activities promote meaningful interactions and the creation of a stimulating environment, Changing Seasons underscores the importance of sustaining quality of life as we and those we love age.
The Gen Z Frequency
Gregg L. Witt and Derek E. Baird
Breaking the Zero-Sum Game: Transforming Societies Through Inclusive Leadership
Aldo Boitano, Raúl Lagomarsino Dutra, and H. Eric Schockman
Escaping the win-lose dynamics of zero-sum game approaches is crucial for finding integrated, inclusive solutions to complex issues. This book uncovers real-life examples of inclusive leaders that have broken the zero-sum game, providing insights that help the reader develop their inclusive leadership skills.
Handbook of improving performance in the workplace. Volume 2, Selecting and implementing performance interventions
Doug Leigh and Ryan Watkins
In this groundbreaking volume, leading practitioners and scholars from around the world provide an authoritative review of the most up-to-date information available on performance interventions, all presented within a holistic framework that helps ensure the accomplishment of significant results. Addressing more than 30 performance interventions, with such varied topics as Incentive Systems, e-Learning, Succession Planning and Executive Coaching, this volume guides readers through the development of comprehensive performance improvement systems. Each chapter illustrates in practical terms how to select, plan, implement, and manage performance interventions, as well as how to evaluate their results. Through best practices research, comparative analysis, illustrative case studies from around the world, and editorial guidance on how to link together diverse interventions, the handbook is an important guide for achieving desired results in the workplace and beyond. Sponsored by International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, three-volume reference, covers three main areas of interest including Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Selecting and Implementing Performance Interventions, and Measurement and Evaluation.
The Assessment Book
Doug Leigh, Roger Kaufman, Ryan Watkins, and Ingrid Guerra-Lopez
Individuals, teams and organizations make decisions everyday intended to improve performance. But, too often, they rush into finding the solution before defining the problem. This book contains seven self-assessments designed to help you define the issue of “what to accomplish” before deciding “how to accomplish it.” With these seven assessments, you can collect, analyze and interpret the data necessary to confirm your suspicions before making recommendations. Do you feel there is neglect of the strategic planning process in your organization? Is it time to move into E-learning? Does your corporate culture require change? Avoid jumping to conclusions – gather the facts first and be sure you are headed where you want to end up before selecting how to get there.
Useful Educational Results (Defining, Prioritizing, Accomplishing)
Doug Leigh, Ryan Watkins, and Roger Kaufman
The accomplishment of meaningful results in education is achieved when the outcomes required by educational partners (including society) are defined and prioritized, and then used in effective decision-making by educational institutions and individual educators. Useful Educational Results provides a guide for educators who want to ensure that the results they accomplish in the classroom lead to useful contributions outside of the classroom.
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