Retirement Straight Talk: Stories and Wisdom from Educators: Stories and Wisdom from Educators
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BeschreibungAdjusting or planning for retirement is made easier for educators with this handbook that highlights retirement issues and concerns and helps the reader through the choices, challenges, and new commitments. Personal accounts by other administrators, teachers, and support staff are incorporated throughout.
InhaltsverzeichnisChapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Section I Facing a New Magnitude of Choices Chapter 3 Section II Scanning Postretirement Possibilities Chapter 4 Section III Confronting Inescapable Challenges Chapter 5 Section IV Aligning Value Commitments Consciously Chapter 6 Section V Pooling Retirement Wisdom from Educators Chapter 7 Appendix: Structured Interview Response Form Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 About the Author
PortraitDonald R. Draayer is a professional speaker. He has been honored as the National Superintendent of the Year and served as mentor, teacher, principal, superintendent, adjunct professor, and educational consultant across the country. He lives in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, where he continues to provide leadership in church and community as well as state and national organizations.
PressestimmenFresh insight, candid realism, and great reassurances about retirement are provided by Dr. Draayer, as he draws upon the stories and wisdom of hundreds of educators throughout the United States...Every person facing retirement will find companionship, intimacy, and wisdom within this book's covers for one of life's major transitions. -- Gene Carter, executive director and CEO, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) The choices, challenges, and commitments facing people in retirement today are beautifully laid out by Draayer...This book speaks with sensitivity and boldness to every person nearing the end of their career and is also a valuable resource for those whose formal study includes aging and stages of retirement. -- Paul Houston, excecutive director, American Association of School Administrators Educators have made a career of helping others find their way. In this book, Donald Draayer returns the favor by helping educators to think about retirement from a variety of perspectives. Using stories and thoughts from educators who have moved into retirement, Draayer provides a helpful guide to those who are thinking about the next stages of their lives. -- Vincent L. Ferrandino, executive director, National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Dr. Draayer has written an encouraging, supportive invitation, addressed specifically to educators, to think carefully about this important phase of life. Retirement Straight Talk offers its readers helpful resources and suggestions to prepare for the enormous changes brought on by retirement, along with the companionship and comfort of other educator's experiences. I believe the questions it raise will be useful for many educators whether they are think about retirement, approaching retirement, or already retired. -- Robert Bruininks, president, University of Minnesota More than 300 educators have trusted Dr. Donald Draayer enough to share their innermost feelings and fears about retirement - their difficulties in making a choice to retire, the challenges they faced after making the decision, and the uncertainty of realigning their lives for a new environment outside of the classroom. I certainly appreciate his vision to capture the accounts of these educators' experiences in a delightful and informative easy-read publication. I believe Retirement Straight Talk: Stories and Wisdom from Educators is a great resource that will help anyone planning to leave their profession prepare for the emotional, mental, financial, and physical changes of retirement... -- John Wilson, executive director, National Education Association At retirement, people leave the limelight of career positions, but not their values and commitments. This book draws from 300+ stories of teachers, principals, and superintendents to describe the many retirement transitions following a long career and how educators find new venues to express their caring, use their skills, and contribute to society. Points are punctuated with vignettes that make the reading easy, the insights believable, and the recommendations worthwhile. School leaders counseling others who are near the end of their career will find this book on retirement to be an excellent resource and to be a perfect "farewell" gift, too. -- Gerald Tirozzi, executive director, National Association of Secondary School Principals More than 300 educators have trusted Dr. Donald Draayer enough to share their innermost feelings and fears about retirement - their difficulties in making a choice to retire, the challenges they faced after making the decision, and the uncertainty of realigning their lives for a new environment outside of the classroom. I certainly appreciate his vision to capture the accounts of these educators' experiences in a delightful and informative easy-read publication. I believe Retirement Straight Talk: Stories and Wisdom from Educators is a great resource that will help anyone planning to leave their profession prepare for the emotional, mental, financial, and physical changes of retirement. -- John Wilson, executive director, National Education Association Don Draayer is recognized as a distinguished student of American education. His thoughtful, thorough, and sometimes provocative study of the agony and ecstasy of retirement deserves your attention. -- Carol Johnson, professor emeritus, Columbia University, Teachers College From practical advice to thoughtful recounting of the adventures, missteps, plans and successes of retired educators, Draayer offers the reader a comprehensive guide to planning retirement. Stepping from the familiar into the unknown evokes feelings of insecurity and anxiety, as well, the excitement needed to follow new paths. Retirement Straight Talk offers a pragmatic and joyful roadmap into retirement. -- Diane Barrett, director National Education Programs, USA Today Draayer has culled the best from more than 300 educators who shared their innermost feelings with him to come up with a book for those approaching retirement or who are already there. Minnesota Several hundred participants speak for themselves in this congenial account of retired educators' experiences. Each chapter in this practical guide focuses on a particular milestone and poses exploratory questions for the reader. AARP Bulletin
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD EDUC
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2003
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten