Failure Is Not an Option ®

Author: Alan M. Blankstein

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412979234

Category: Education

Page: 263

View: 4787

Five years, 200,000 readers, and one national award after the first edition, Blankstein documents how educators have closed gaps, turned schools around, and sustained overall success. Resources referenced in Failure Is Not an Option®, Second Edition are available in The Facilitator’s Guide to Failure Is Not an Option®, Second Edition and can also be found at the HOPE Foundation Web site at

Failure Is Not an Option

Author: Gene Kranz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439148813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 7552

This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director. Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America’s manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race. He helped to launch Alan Shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director’s role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s. Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers’ only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success. A fascinating firsthand account by a veteran mission controller of one of America’s greatest achievements, Failure is Not an Option reflects on what has happened to the space program and offers his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now.

Failure Is Not an Option

Author: Tony Privett

Publisher: Tony Privett

ISBN: 9781893619746

Category: Lubbock (Tex.)

Page: 88

View: 9011

A Developer's Unconventional Wisdom. "If Edna Ferber had wanted to write a real life story on the history of economic growth in West Texas, her book Giant would have been about Delbert McDougal... " - from the foreword by Coach Bob Knight In this Horatio Alger business story, Delbert McDougal started his own company with a $10,000 loan, followed by many evenings and weekends renting and maintaining a small apartment complex. Over the next twenty five years, McDougal built a multi-million dollar apartment, property development, construction, and realty corporation. The culmination of McDougal's success can be seen in the transformation of the North Overton neighborhood in Lubbock Texas, described as the largest privately-financed urban renewal project in America. His ability to succeed in the face of man), setbacks is a model for any business person, from the sole proprietor to the corporate president.

Facilitator's Guide to Failure Is Not an Option®

Author: Alan M. Blankstein

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412981743

Category: Education

Page: 88

View: 2741

Aligning theory with practice, chapter-by-chapter activities and discussion questions examine the critical role of a strong learning community in implementing effective school reform, with a focus on Blanksteins six guiding principles:Common mission, vision, values, and goals Systems for prevention and intervention Collaborative teaming for teaching and learning Data-driven decision making and continuous improvement Active engagement from family and community Building sustainable leadership capacity With the Facilitators Guide to Failure Is NOT an Option™, you can effectively lead others through dialogue, reflection, and application of Blanksteins principles. It is an ideal resource for school principals, district administrators, teacher leaders, and educational policy makers, and perfect for groups of any size-pairs, small workshops, and large seminars.

Strategies in Failure Management

Author: Sebastian Kunert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319727575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 8134

This book offers a comprehensive overview of failure in business, management and consulting. It features contributions by experts from diverse fields, who share unique insights from their real-life experiences. Readers will find perspectives from leadership, project management, change management, innovation management, human resource management, counseling, restructuring, entrepreneurship and sports. Each chapter combines the latest empirical findings with relevant case studies, making for a unique book that offers a fascinating exploration of the largely unexplored area of setbacks, pitfalls, flops and disappointments in the business world.

Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry

Author: Brian Dembowczyk

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1535939567

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 634

The story of Jesus interacting with the Emmaus disciples after his resurrection provides an outline for what a gospel-centered kids ministry looks like: gospel-centered teaching that points to Jesus in every session, gospel-centered transformation that positions the gospel to change a child's heart and then his or her behavior, and gospel-centered mission where kids join in on the big story of Jesus that continues to unfold. Seven out of ten kids will walk away from church after they turn eighteen. About five will return when they have families of their own. But two will never return. Clearly, something isn’t connecting with our kids. As kids ministry leaders, we need to take a hard look at what we are missing in our kids ministries and provide kids the one thing that will satisfy them and keep them connected to the church—the gospel. Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry also addresses how to communicate with and encourage gospel-centered leaders and parents as part of your ministry.

Failure Is Not an Option

Author: Alan M. Blankstein

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452290326

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 4831

School improvement that lasts: find out how with this masterful guide! New case studies and field-tested tools and techniques uncover indispensible insights in the powerful third edition of this bestseller. Discover why more than 350,000 educators have used this book to create schools that sustain success for every student. Build high-performing leadership teams across schools and districts through: Engagement strategies and capacity-building questions to help staff and students target meaningful goals New real-world examples to help stakeholders maintain collaborative cultures in the face of new teacher evaluations and merit pay, RTI and Common Core mandates, and diverse settings New tools, forms, and video segments on a companion website

Failure is Not an Option

Author: Alan M. Blankstein

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412909341

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 2294

This resource gives you the tools you need to create effective professional learning communities.

Darwin in der Stadt, Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Großstadtdschungel

Author: Menno Schilthuizen

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434457

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 560

Echtzeitevolution: ein neuer Blick auf das geheime Leben der Städte Amseln sind größer, dicker und lauter als ihre Artgenossen draußen im Wald und haben jede Scheu vor Menschen, Hunden und Katzen verloren. Regenwürmer kommen bestens zurecht in verdreckter Innenstadterde. Motten fliegen nicht mehr ins Licht. Gras gedeiht prächtig auf zinkdurchsetztem Boden. Und Kojoten warten an Ampeln. Tiere legen ererbte Verhaltensweisen ab. Man kann Evolution in Echtzeit beobachten, und das mitten in der Stadt. Das ist das große Wunder, das in diesem Buch gewürdigt wird.