use tactics and strategy when you write letters, and when learn how to
deal with difficult people at school meetings. You use tactics and strategy
when your organize your child's file. |
use tactics and strategy when you learn how to measure your child's educational
progress objectively. You use tactics and strategy when you chart out your
child's test scores and take the charts to IEP meetings.
It Done: How to Lead When You're Not in Charge. Roger Fisher and Alan Sharp. (Harper
What can you
do to facilitate effective school meetings when you're not in charge?
Roger Fisher (co-author of Getting
to Yes) explains why collaborating with others is so difficult. People
have minds of their own - and their decisions are influenced by their emotions.
Fisher offers a new strategy - how one person
can help the group formulate a clear vision of results, suggest a course
of action, and learn from past experiences. He shows how to ask questions,
offer ideas, and make suggestions that will be heard. He shows how you can influence
the actions of others by your own behavior.
organized, easy to read. Offers lots of ideas about how to influence the
way your team works. How to get past the pointless meetings and reactive
for more information about Getting It Done.
to Read a Person Like a Book by Gerald I. Nierenberg.
to Read a Person Like a Book (audio-cassette)
You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen.
Can Negotiate Anything feels like it was written as my own personal guide
to dealing with the world. I've given Negotiate Anything to a dozen or so people
who have had an indentical reaction. My only
gripe is that Cohen apparently never wrote a second book."
by attorney mediators Diana Santa Maria and Marc Gregg in 7
Steps to Effective Mediation.
Letters for Busy People by Debra Hart May.
you stumped about how to write effective letters to the school? In Everyday
Letters for Busy People, you learn how to write letters that get
action, build relationships, and get your point across.
hundreds of sample letters that you can use or adapt to your situation - including
sample letters to use when you have problems with the school! Use this
step-by-step approach to pull your thoughts together quickly and easily. Information
Letters for Busy People.
to Argue and Win Every Time" by Gerry Spence is not about
arguing. It is about effective oral presentation of your position, using
story telling and visual imagery. Pete used the principles in this book in the
Carter oral argument.
you have an important meeting and your emotions are high, read Chapters
Eight and Nine before you do anything else."
Associated Press Guide to News Writing by Rene Cappon. This handbook for
writers is a common sense guide to writing with clarity, precision, and polish.
Learn what works, what doesn’t work, and why.
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