The Collaborative Habit

Among the surprising and inspiring points Tharp makes in The Collaborative Habit: -Nothing forces change more dramatically than a new partnership.

The Collaborative Habit

In a career that has spanned four decades, choreographer Twyla Tharp has collaborated with great musicians, designers, thousands of dancers, and almost a hundred companies. She's experienced the thrill of shared achievement and has seen what happens when group efforts fizzle. Her professional life has been -- and continues to be -- one collaboration after another. In this practical sequel to her national bestseller The Creative Habit, Tharp explains why collaboration is important to her -- and can be for you. She shows how to recognize good candidates for partnership and how to build one successfully, and analyzes dysfunctional collaborations. And although this isn't a book that promises to help you deepen your romantic life, she suggests that the lessons you learn by working together professionally can help you in your personal relationships. These lessons about planning, listening, organizing, troubleshooting, and using your talents and those of your coworkers to the fullest are not limited to the arts; they are the building blocks of working with others, like if you're stuck in a 9-to-5 job and have an unhelpful boss. Tharp sees collaboration as a daily practice, and her book is rich in examples from her career. Starting as a twelve-year-old teaching dance to her brothers in a small town in California and moving through her work as a fledgling choreographer in New York, she learns lessons that have enriched her collaborations with Billy Joel, Jerome Robbins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, David Byrne, Richard Avedon, Milos Forman, Norma Kamali, and Frank Sinatra. Among the surprising and inspiring points Tharp makes in The Collaborative Habit: -Nothing forces change more dramatically than a new partnership. -In a good collaboration, differences between partners mean that one plus one will always equal more than two. A good collaborator is easier to find than a good friend. If you've got a true friendship, you want to protect that. To work together is to risk it. -Everyone who uses e-mail is a virtual collaborator. -Getting involved with your collaborator's problems may distract you from your own, but it usually leads to disaster. -When you have history, you have ghosts. If you're returning to an old collaboration, begin at the beginning. No evocation of old problems and old solutions. -Tharp's conclusion: What we can learn about working creatively and in harmony can trans- form our lives, and our world.

Stretching Exercises for Qualitative Researchers

In addition, the creative habit and the collaborative habit will also be discussed.
Combining and working on all these habits will also prepare you to be a reflective
researcher in terms of Internet inquiry along with the issues surrounding the use ...

 Stretching  Exercises for Qualitative Researchers

In the new Fourth Edition of her inventive, one-of-a-kind book, “Stretching” Exercises for Qualitative Researchers, author Valerie J. Janesick uses dance, yoga, and meditation metaphors to help researchers tap into the intuitive and creative side of their research. In every chapter, “stretching” exercises help readers develop, practice, and hone fieldwork skills and vital habits of mind such as observation, interviewing, writing, creativity, technology, and analysis. While reading the book and working through the exercises, readers can complete a researcher’s reflective journal—an invaluable tool that will remain useful throughout their careers.

Working Together in Theatre

In sum, your ability to collaborate effectively, willingly, enthusiastically, and
unreservedly is nothing less than a career ... of the primary goals of this book, not
only to provide you with collaborative skills, but also with the collaborative habit.

Working Together in Theatre

Robert Cohen draws on fifty years of acting, directing and teaching experience in order to illustrate how the world's great theatre artists combine collaboration with leadership at all levels, from a production's conception to its final performance. This book challenges the notion that creating brilliant theatrical productions requires tyrannical directors or temperamental designers. Viewing the theatrical production process from the perspectives of the producer, director, playwright, actor, designer, stage manager, dramaturg and crew person, Cohen provides the techniques, exercises and language that promote successful collaborative skills in the theatre. Collaboration is vital to successful theatre making and Working Together in Theatre is the first book to show how leadership and collaboration can be combined to make every theatrical production far greater than the sum of its many parts.

Bob Dylan

In The Collaborative Habit, Tharp says that the show was financially draining and
physically exhausting. Her biggest mistake, she admits, was to veer away from
her original idea: to create a show based on the singer's love songs. “To have ...

Bob Dylan

Packed with information, savvy insights, and surprising facts, this guide to Dylan’s years in New York City examines the role that the city played in the creation of his music, the evolution of his creative process, and the continual reinvention of his public persona. In the landscape of Manhattan, Dylan created words and sounds that redefined the possibilities of popular music throughout the world. Chronicling where he lived, worked, and played, this book offers an evocative portrait of the city, especially its folk scene during the 1960s. With street maps featuring more than 50 sites—from fleabag hotels and avant-garde clubs to tiny coffeehouses and vast concert halls—readers can navigate Bob Dylan’s New York and experience the sites and sounds that influenced the singer, such as Café Wha?; the Chelsea Hotel; Columbia’s Studio A, where he recorded songs such as “Desolation Row” and “Positively 4th Street;” the Decker Building, where he hung out with Andy Warhol and Nico; the Delmonico Hotel, where he introduced the Beatles to marijuana; and the Bitter End, where he spent much of the summer of 1975 playing pool and guitar.

Collaborative Action Research for Professional Learning Communities

Habit. of. Inquiry. Analyzing. Data. Collaboratively. Collaborative data analysis is
the aspect of the collaborative action research process that I always find to be just
plain fun! As you've been working through the action research process as ...

Collaborative Action Research for Professional Learning Communities

Constant, high-quality collaborative inquiry sustains PLCs. Become disciplined and deliberative with data as you design and implement program improvements to enhance student learning. This book delves into the five habits of inquiry that contribute to professional learning. Get to know them and the action research process they represent. Detailed steps show you how to accomplish collaborative action research that drives continuous improvement.

Permanent Habit Control

Psychological Science, 1, 294–297. Ragland, D. R., & Brand, R.J. (1988).
Coronary heart disease mortality in the Western Collaborative Group Study.
Follow-up experience of 22 years. American Journal of Epidemiology, 127(3),
462–475.

Permanent Habit Control

Grodner and Reid present the first professional book that attempts to permanently change health behaviors using Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. This book provides mental health professionals with a practical resource that will help them initiate permanent habit change in their clientsí lives. Hypnotherapy has been proven to help people break poor eating habits, quit smoking, reduce alcohol and drug consumption, and manage stress. The book provides eclectic and innovative behavioral and naturalistic interventions that can be individually tailored to help clients regain control of their lives. The authors offer specific strategies, processes, metaphors, images, reframing techniques, task assignments, and other innovative techniques for managing unwanted habits beginning with the initial client contact and continuing through relapse prevention and follow-up reinforcement sessions. Assists practitioners in helping clients understand and access their internal resources to help them initiate permanent habit control Demonstrates how to employ the Enneagramóa profound psychological and spiritual tool for understanding the self and offering pragmatic insight to initiate behavioral changes Presents case histories from the authors' own clinical work to illustrate the interventions in practical and strategic ways Includes end-of-chapter activities to improve skills such as generating individualized treatment plans and conducting personality assessments Hypnotherapy serves as a less expensive alternative approach for improving the quality of life and helping people adopt healthier lifestyles through behavioral change.

Kicking the Carbon Habit

This was part of what they called the Greenland Ice Sheet Program, or GISP a
U.S.–Danish–Swiss collaboration. Conveniently, the drillers were able to work
underneath the framework of a giant radar building, installing their equipment in
its ...

Kicking the Carbon Habit

With glaciers melting, oceans growing more acidic, species dying out, and catastrophic events like Hurricane Katrina ever more probable, strong steps must be taken now to slow global warming. Further warming threatens entire regional economies and the well being of whole populations, and in this century alone, it could create a global cataclysm. Synthesizing information from leading scientists and the most up-to-date research, science journalist William Sweet examines what the United States can do to help prevent climate devastation. Rather than focusing on cutting oil consumption, which Sweet argues is expensive and unrealistic, the United States should concentrate on drastically reducing its use of coal. Coal-fired plants, which currently produce more than half of the electricity in the United States, account for two fifths of the country's greenhouse gas emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Sweet believes a mixture of more environmentally sound technologies-wind turbines, natural gas, and nuclear reactors-can effectively replace coal plants, especially since dramatic improvements in technology have made nuclear power cleaner, safer, and more efficient. Sweet cuts through all the confusion and controversies. He explores dramatic advances made by climate scientists over the past twenty years and addresses the various political and economic issues associated with global warming, including the practicality of reducing emissions from automobiles, the efficacy of taxing energy consumption, and the responsibility of the United States to its citizens and the international community to reduce greenhouse gases. Timely and provocative, Kicking the Carbon Habit is essential reading for anyone interested in environmental science, economics, and the future of the planet.

Getting Into the Habit of Change in Ohio Schools

At Franklin Heights , cross - disciplinary teaching teams have a variety of
procedures to guide them in the collaborative development of integrated units (
e.g. , see Boxes 7 and 8 in Chapter Three ) . Teachers participating in Critical
Friends ...

Getting Into the Habit of Change in Ohio Schools


Changing Self Destructive Habits

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed down
- stairs a step at a time. Mark Twain Collaborative Strengths-Based Brief Family
Therapy Our collaborative strengths-based brief family therapy approach has ...

Changing Self Destructive Habits

For the first time in one volume self-harm, substance abuse, eating-disordered behavior, gambling, and Internet and cyber sex abuse—five crippling, self-destructive behaviors—are given a common conceptual framework to help with therapeutic intervention. Matthew Selekman and Mark Beyebach, two internationally-recognized therapists, know first-hand that therapists see clients who have problems with several of these habits in varying contexts. They maintain an optimistic, positive, solution-focused approach while carefully addressing problems and risks. The difficulties of change, the risk of slips and relapses, and the ups-and-downs of therapeutic processes are widely acknowledged and addressed. Readers will find useful, hands-on therapeutic strategies and techniques that they can use in both individual and conjoint sessions during couple, family, and one-on-one therapy. Detailed case examples provide windows to therapeutic processes and the complexities in these cases. Clinical interventions are put in a wider research context, while research is reviewed and used to extract key implications of empirical findings. This allows for a flexible and open therapeutic approach that therapists can use to integrate techniques and procedures from a variety of approaches and intervention programs.

The Learning Habit

The Learning Habit Studies were a 3year project, which involved both traditional
paper research studies, interviews, and a ... He was the lead researcher for our
three collaborative studies, conducted with NECPP, Brown University's Alpert ...

The Learning Habit

A groundbreaking approach to building learning habits for life, based on a major new study revealing what works – and what doesn’t Life is different for kids today. Between standardized testing, the Common Core Curriculum, copious homework assignments, and seemingly endless amounts of “screen time,” it’s hard for kids – and parents – to know what’s most essential. How can parents help their kids succeed – not just do well “on the test” -- but develop the learning habits they’ll need to thrive throughout their lives? This important and parent-friendly book presents new solutions based on the largest study of family routines ever conducted. The Learning Habit offers a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the everyday stress that families with school-age children face; turning those “stress times” into opportunities to develop the eight critical skills kids will need to succeed in college and in the highly competitive job market of tomorrow – skills including concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-reliance. Along with hands-on advice and compelling real-life case studies, the book includes 21 fun family challenges for parents and kids, bringing together the latest research with simple everyday solutions to help kids thrive, academically and beyond.

Quality Improvement in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology E Book

Apply 4 key habits for improvement in our daily practice: the habit for evidence-
based practice, the habit for change, the habit for systems thinking, and the habit
for collaborative learning. Hold ourselves accountable to patients, families, ...

Quality Improvement in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine  An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology   E Book

This issue of Clinics in Perinatology, guest edited by Drs. Alan Spitzer and Dan Ellsbury, examines Quality Improvement in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine. The first part of the issue addresses Tools of Quality Improvement and includes articles on The Quality Chasm in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine; Evaluating the Medical Evidence; The Vermont Oxford Network Database; The Pediatrix Clinical Data Warehouse; Role of Regional Collaboratives: The California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative Model; A Primer on Quality Improvement Methodology; Using Statistical Process Control Methodology; Human Factors in Quality Improvement, Random Safety Audits, Root Cause Analysis, and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis; Collaboration Between Obstetricians and Neonatologists: Perinatal Safety Programs and Improved Clinical Outcomes; and Pay for Performance: A Business Strategy for Quality Improvement in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. The second part of this issue addresses Specific Applications of Documented Quality Improvement Methodology in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine and includes articles on Delivery Room Intervention-Improving the Outcome, Reducing Retinopathy of Prematurity, Improving Breast Milk Use During and After the NICU Stay, Decreasing Catheter Related Bloodstream Infection, and Decreasing Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.

The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

This will require a combined commitment by Government and industry to develop
the collaborative habit, both in terms of attacking the barriers which remain to a
single unified market and the technical work which must be jointly carried out.

The Parliamentary Debates  Hansard

Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.

The Parliamentary Debates Hansard Official Report 5th Series

This will require a combined commitment by Government and industry to develop
the collaborative habit , both in terms of attacking the barriers which remain to a
single unified market and the technical work which must be jointly carried out .

The Parliamentary Debates  Hansard   Official Report  5th Series


The Creative Habit

... s done when it ' s done . To quote D . W . Harding , " The most important thing is
not what the author or artist had in mind to begin with but at what point he
decided to stop . " In the collaborative arts - film , theater , choreography among
them ...

The Creative Habit

A guide to unlocking creative potential provides exercises, anecdotes, and advice for evaluating one's creative history, finding creative stimulation through activity, and making time for creative change.

Fanaroff and Martin s Neonatal Perinatal Medicine E Book

FOUR KEY HABITS Evidence- based practice P D A S P D A S P D A S
Collaborative learning The fourth key habit is the habit for process and systems
thinking. This habit requires participants to see neonatal intensive care as a
multifaceted ...

Fanaroff and Martin s Neonatal Perinatal Medicine E Book

Fanaroff and Martin’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine covers everything you need to improve the quality of life and long-term outcomes of your patients. Drs. Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, and Michele C. Walsh, along with a multi-disciplinary team of contributors guide you through the sweeping developments in diagnosis and treatment of the mother fetus, and neonate. The completely updated 9th edition keeps you current on the late preterm infant, the fetal origins of adult disease, neonatal anemia, genetic disorders, and more. Get comprehensive guidance on treating patients through a dual focus on neonatology and perinatology. See nuances and details in over 800 illustrations that depict disorders in the clinical setting and explain complex information. Find the information you need easily with indexing in both volumes that provides quick access to specific guidance. Spot genetic problems early and advise parents of concerns thanks to completely new section on this topic. Tackle the health problems associated with preterm births through a new chapter on The Late Preterm Infant. Understand the fetal origins of adult disease through a new chapter that focuses on conditions that originate in the womb. Stay current on the developments and research surrounding neonatal anemia from the entirely new chapter on Blood and Hematopoietic System highlights. Obtain more global perspectives and best practices from an increased number of international contributions in this edition.

CUES

The school library media program should be a partnership “ dependent upon the
collaborative efforts of all responsible for student ... The Library Media Center
Habit Official mission and vision statements for a school library media program
are ...

CUES

Presents a program for gifted students that promotes the connection between reading and the curriculum and calls for structured interaction between students and books.

Leading Through Collaboration

What roles will key constituents play? • What traditional problem-solving practices
need to be changed? Presuming that people fall back on what is familiar, what
practices would be the most destructive if they reappeared out of habit? What can
 ...

Leading Through Collaboration

This practical guide provides a philosophical framework and a basic set of problem-solving skills that can make successful collaboration a reality.

Inside outside in the Middle

The co-development process, once developed and appreciated, finds its way into
the classroom as a natural extension of the collaborative habit of mind. Just prior
to the second year of my interdisciplinary team's use of collegial support work, ...

Inside outside  in the Middle


In the African American Grain

For the fashionable value of authorial control she substitutes a rhetoric of
intimacy developed from the collaborative habit of call - and - response .
Moreover , her performance gives the impression that she is embellishing a story
she has heard ...

In the African American Grain


T S Eliot and the Art of Collaboration

collaboration,. community,. and. drama. One of the most dependable patterns in
Eliot's career is his habit of following one of his own poems or dramas with an
essay that explores the procedures of that creative work. This allowed Eliot to
gain ...

T  S  Eliot and the Art of Collaboration

Richard Badenhausen examines the crucial role that collaboration with other writers played in the development of T. S. Eliot's works from the earliest poetry and unpublished prose to the late plays. He demonstrates Eliot's dependence on collaboration in order to create, but also his struggle to accept the implications of the process. In case-studies of Eliot's collaborations, Badenhausen reveals the complexities of Eliot's theory and practice of collaboration. Examining a wide range of familiar and uncollected materials, Badenhausen explores Eliot's social, psychological, textual encounters with collaborators such as Ezra Pound, John Hayward, Martin Browne, and Vivienne Eliot, among others. Finally, this study shows how Eliot's later work increasingly accommodates his audience as he attempted to apply his theories of collaboration more broadly to social, cultural, and political concerns.