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It doesn't matter is RJ hears compliments or constructive feedback, he is never sure how to respond. With guidance from his family, RJ learns why feedback, even when it's difficult to accept, is information he can use to become a better person.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Release: 2018-01-23
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781545721636

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The bestselling authors of the classic Difficult Conversations teach us how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms, and coaching into productive listening and learning We swim in an ocean of feedback. Bosses, colleagues, customers—but also family, friends, and in-laws—they all have “suggestions” for our performance, parenting, or appearance. We know that feedback is essential for healthy relationships and professional development—but we dread it and often dismiss it. That’s because receiving feedback sits at the junction of two conflicting human desires. We do want to learn and grow. And we also want to be accepted just as we are right now. Thanks for the Feedback is the first book to address this tension head on. It explains why getting feedback is so crucial yet so challenging, and offers a powerful framework to help us take on life’s blizzard of off-hand comments, annual evaluations, and unsolicited advice with curiosity and grace. The business world spends billions of dollars and millions of hours each year teaching people how to give feedback more effectively. Stone and Heen argue that we’ve got it backwards and show us why the smart money is on educating receivers— in the workplace and in personal relationships as well. Coauthors of the international bestseller Difficult Conversations, Stone and Heen have spent the last ten years working with businesses, nonprofits, governments, and families to determine what helps us learn and what gets in our way. With humor and clarity, they blend the latest insights from neuroscience and psychology with practical, hard-headed advice. The book is destined to become a classic in the world of leadership, organizational behavior, and education.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Douglas Stone
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2014-03-04
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101614273

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Use these fun ideas to help your students succeed in the classroom and beyond when they learn to accept positive and negative feedback the right way. Students in grades K-6 will enjoy the activities as they learn and practice the steps to accepting positive feedback (compliments) and negative feedback (criticism). Author Julia Cook provides educators with creative ideas that will keep students engaged and learning. Activities range from using crafts to provide compliments, safe ways to provide negative feedback, self-evaluation, games, and of course opportunities to get students up and out of their seats!

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Genre: Education
Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Release: 2014-01-01
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781934490518

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My Story about Asking for Permission and Making an Apology! RJ feels a lot happier when he says he’s sorry, and he learns that asking for permission will mean fewer trips to the time-out chair!

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Release: 2018-01-23
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781545721599

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When Monica Nawrocki moved from a regular classroom setting to the Regional Support Centre in Selkirk, Manitoba, she worked every day with a population of students who had been labeled “bad.” She thought she was simply going to learn new skills as an educator. In fact, what she learned went far beyond words, definitions, skill, strategies, or philosophies. She learned about relationships, about herself, about the miracle of human resiliency and about the ability to change and grow. This frank and practical memoir is a reflection on her learning in seven years at the Centre. The eleven short chapters work through the topics of communication, conflict, anger, and problem-solving. Each chapter shares actual experiences and reflects on what worked and what did not. This book is alive with story; real children in real situations with a real teacher. Nawrocki shares her experience with a surprisingly open heart. It is a quick read which promises to make you laugh, cry, and rethink some of your assumptions about how we approach troubled youth.

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Genre: Education
Author: Monica Nawrocki
Publisher: Brush Education
Release: 2018-08-11
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781550597745

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RJ has another tough day at school and again at home but learns that sharing and teamwork are two beneficial skills. Includes audio book read by award-winning author Julia Cook.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Release: 2018-01-23
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781545721612

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Thank God for the Feedback is designed for use as a companion resource to help individuals explore the tools offered in Thanks for the Feedback: the Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well (Stone & Heen, 2014) in a small group setting. Join others in wrestling with feedback from all areas of life - at work, from your spouse, in-laws or kids, and from each other. This workbook provides an 8-session study exploring the biblical truths behind the practical tools and facilitates discussion for turning even the most frustrating feedback into opportunities to drive your own personal, professional and spiritual growth.

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Author: Sheila Heen
Publisher:
Release: 2015-08-03
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 0692493433

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It just isn't Noodle's fault that his mom forgot to remind him to turn in his library book. Or that he didn't finish his homework. Luckily he learns not to blame others, but instead to take responsibility for his actions.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Release: 2018-01-23
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781545721414

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Design doesn't have to complicated, which is why this guide to human-centered design shows that usability is just as important as aesthetics. Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious -- even liberating -- book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how -- and why -- some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

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Genre: Design
Author: Don Norman
Publisher: Basic Books
Release: 2013-11-05
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780465072996

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See faster results through everyday feedback. The Feedback Imperative: How to Give Everyday Feedback to Speed Up Your Team’s Success reveals the hidden reasons why giving feedback to employees can be so difficult and yet so urgently needed in today’s workplace, and provides the definitive steps for overcoming feedback avoidance and taking great leaps forward with employee engagement, retention, and performance. Anna Carroll applies her extensive research and expertise in business consulting and psychology to illustrate how brain science, generational trends, our information economy, limiting beliefs, and organizational culture collide in the new workplace, creating a huge gap between the supply and demand of helpful professional feedback. In her “Seven Steps to Everyday Feedback” and sixteen tools for self-assessment and planning, Carroll provides detailed instructions for leaders to execute a feedback turnaround that will quench their team members’ thirst for helpful feedback and build a culture in which employee-to-leader and peer-to-peer feedback are welcome as well.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Anna Carroll
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Release: 2014-07-08
File: 236 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781938416668

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