Better Conversations

Better Conversations : Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected

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"I thought I knew how to have a conversation; I've had millions of them. Some were good, others not so much so. But I want to have GREAT conversations, and Jim Knight has taught me how. The proof is in: better conversations are possible and the results are worth the investment."

--DOUGLAS FISHER

Coauthor of Rigorous Reading and Unstoppable Learning

Because conversation is the lifeblood of any school

You don't want this book-you need this book. Why this confident claim? Think about how many times you've walked away from school conversations, sensing they could be more productive, but at a loss for how to improve them.

Enter instructional coaching expert Jim Knight, who in Better Conversations honors our capacity for improving our schools by improving our communication. Asserting that our schools are only as good as the conversations within them, Jim shows us how to adopt the habits essential to transforming the quality of our dialogues.

As coaches, as administrators, as teachers, it's time to thrive. Learn how to:

Coach ourselves and each other to become better communicators
Listen with empathy
Find common ground
Build Trust

Our students' academic, social, and emotional growth depends upon our doing this hard work. It's time to roll up our sleeves, open our minds, and dare to change for the better of the students we serve. You can get started now with Better Conversationsand the accompanying Reflection Guide to Better Conversations.

  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 177 x 254 x 17.78mm | 450g
  • Publication date: 16 Dec 2015
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
  • Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
  • Publication City/Country: Thousand Oaks, United States
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: First Edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • ISBN10: 1506307450
  • ISBN13: 9781506307459
  • Bestsellers rank: 81,542

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