Unleashing the Positive Power of Differences

Polarity Thinking in Our Schools

by Jane A. G. Kise

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ISBNs
  • 9781452257716
  • 9781483340364
  • 9781483340371

Move from entrenched differences to common goals!

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. Readers will find:

  • Ways to recognize polarities, map the positive and negative aspects, and channel energy wasted on disagreement toward a greater common purpose
  • Tools for introducing and working with polarities
  • Polarity mapping to help leaders improve processes for leading change and creating buy-in
  • Ways to use polarity with students as a framework for higher-level thinking


  • SAGE Publications; October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781483340364
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Unleashing the Positive Power of Differences
  • Author: Jane A. G. Kise
  • Imprint: Corwin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781452257716
  • 9781483340364
  • 9781483340371

In The Press

"Jane Kise is an expert in personality type as applied to educators.  Although useful, ways of understanding leadership, coaching, and teaching, personality types are based on polarities.  Kise uses them, however, as part of a framework for understanding and resolving critical polarities in education, such as depth versus breadth in curriculum.  She provides a set of steps for making use of personality types and moving from conflict to common purposes and then into action for the good of student and adult learning."