Book Title: Trust or Doubt: Essential Strategies to Co-Create Thriving Teaching Teams
Publisher: Next Steps Press
Author: Dr. Anabel L. Jensen
Interpersonal trust is the essential glue that bonds individuals into a unified team, enables collaboration, and motivates the members to create something more innovative together than could be achieved alone. It is the distinguishing factor between a thriving team and a troubled one. However, teachers are often placed into partnerships without any training on how to generate reciprocal trust.
Master educators Anabel Jensen and Kathleen Gibbons combine their decades of teaching experience and their own research to define the key pillars of trust and the pitfalls that erode it. Their program offers effective strategies and assessment to develop this foundational bond as well as remedies to repair the relationship as team members continually move in and out of trust. TRUST or DOUBT guides team members to express their best selves so that their collective efforts amplify their potential. Reviews for TRUST or DOUBT
"It is difficult, if not impossible, to achieve success without gaining the trust of one's team. TRUST or DOUBT is filled with valuable strategies and exercises to help people foster this vital competence."
-Denise Pope, PhD, co-founder of Challenge Success
, author of Doing School
and Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.
"Teamwork has never been easy and in recent years, it has become even more complex. Learning how to enable conditions that foster effective teamwork is critical. This book is a key resource to help you do just that."
-Diane Ketelle, author of Tread Lightly, Lead Boldly
and Dean, School of Education, Mills College
"The ability to earn trust is the # 1 task for any administrator or educator. TRUST or DOUBT is a very practical and exemplary guide that lays out an easy-to-follow path to develop this important skill."
-Susan Charles, Palo Alto principal for 15 years and educator for 40 years.