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Dr. Jane Kise is the author/co-author of over 25 books, including:

Doable DifferentiationDoable Differentiation

Twelve Strategies to Meet the Needs Of All Learners

If differentiation strikes you as too complex and time-consuming, this is the book for you. With 12 core strategies, useful across content areas and kindergarten-adult learning, Doable Differentiation functions as a collection of “recipes” you can use to improve existing lessons and curriculum, instantly engage all students in more complex tasks, and increase student success.

Coming soon! Educator Bandwidth: Reclaiming Your Energy, Passion, and Time

Think of bandwidth as the energy that powers the prefrontal cortex of the brain—the center of executive function. This small area of the brain uses a tremendous amount of energy. We need that energy to make good decisions, focus on cognitively demanding tasks, be patient and empathetic, and engage in necessary self-care, such as eating well. You can increase the amount of “bandwidth” you have using specific behaviors, similar to how you can increase fuel capacity by installing a bigger fuel tank in your car. However, use up bandwidth for one of the above functions and you’ll be running on empty for the others. Learn about your current brain energy and bandwidth—your willpower, patience, and concentration capacity—and the practices that will help you and your learning community reclaim energy, passion, and time.

 


Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools:

Twelve Lenses to Balance Priorities and Serve the Whole Student

Lead a whole-child learning environment where student engagement and success thrive. This practical educational leadership book guides school leaders in using 12 powerful leadership lenses and the stages of leadership development to overcome challenges and balance priorities while still supporting the whole student.

 

 

Step In, Step Up
Empowering Women for the School Leadership Journey

Step In, Step Up guides current and aspiring women leaders through a twelve-week development journey to discover their personal leadership identity and overcome the gender barriers to leadership in education.

 

 

 

 

Differentiated Coaching

A Framework for Helping Educators Change

Jane Kise takes you on a journey into differentiated coaching with a strength-based framework for understanding, appreciating, and working with people who may think differently from you. Through an online self-assessment tool, you will discover how your strengths and beliefs influence your coaching practice.

 

 

Book cover for Unleashing the Positive Power of DifferencesUnleashing The Positive Power Of Differences

Polarity Thinking in Our Schools

All too often, education initiatives collapse because leaders fail to learn from the concerns of those charged with implementation. Acclaimed education coach Jane Kise demonstrates how polarity thinking―a powerful approach to bridging differences―can help organizations shift from conflict to collaboration.

 

 

 

Intentional LeadershipIntentional Leadership book cover

12 Lenses for Focusing Strengths, Managing Weaknesses, and Achieving Your Purpose

Empowered by the knowledge that employees are influenced by their direct supervisor more than any other leader in a company, author Jane A. G. Kise advocates intentional leadership, a style of leading that focuses on how to lead, not just what to accomplish. Learn to concentrate on your strengths and manage your professional weaknesses.

 

 

Book cover for Creating a Coaching Culture

Creating a Coaching Culture For Professional Learning Communities

Build a collaborative coaching culture that ensures all adults learn through activities that keep the team focused on student learning. This practical resource provides activities designed to meet a wide variety of needs so you can choose the ones that fit your leadership style, the learning styles of team members, and the particular needs of the school.

 

 

 

Introduction to Type and Coaching 

Introduction to Type® and Coaching is a practical resource and planning tool that helps individuals apply MBTI type concepts to their professional and personal lives. This new edition includes expanded information on personality preferences, updated planning tools, and new information on learning styles, change, and achieving life balance.

 

 

 

 

Differentiated School Leadership 

Effective Collaboration, Communication, and Change Through Personality Type

Leaders are most effective when they understand their own styles, work from their strengths, and compensate for their blind spots. By understanding personality types and differentiation, school leadership teams can more effectively distribute leadership responsibilities. An ideal resource for principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, assistant superintendents, superintendents, and those leading or serving on school improvement teams or other teams.

 

 

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