Having Hard Conversations
- Jennifer Abrams - Communications Consultant
Foreword by Arthur L. Costa
"Our teaching culture is adverse to conflict. Having tools like this will move education forward as a profession."
"A thoughtful and practical map for authentically engaging in and learning from having hard conversations. Abrams gently teaches us why having these conversations matter and how they can help us grow. Her work shines light on the landscape of personal and professional learning from engagement in hard conversations."
"A wonderful combination of coaching, consulting, and crafting a way of teaching us all to speak honestly in our relationships. From casual conversations to value conflicts, we learn to use and become sensitive to differences in gender, style, and position in this very appealing and important book. A must-read for teachers, principals, and district office personnel who care about developing a healthy school community."
"This book has already changed my life. Just by reading it, my courage to have hard conversations has soared."
"A straightforward, practical and useful guide for engaging in difficult conversations."
I received it too late to add for this semester.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: What are Hard Conversations, and Why Should We Have Them?