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What Great Principals Do Differently

What Great Principals Do Differently Book
Author : Todd Whitaker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-02
ISBN : 131792584X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Inspire yourself and others with the second edition of this best-selling book. With heartfelt advice, practical wisdom, and examples from the field, Todd Whitaker explains the qualities and practices that distinguish great principals. New features include: Developing an accurate sense of self Understanding the dynamics of change Dealing with negative or ineffective staff members One of the nation’s leading experts on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd Whitaker has written over 20 powerful books for educators of every level. Discover what you can do differently.

What Great Principals Do Differently

What Great Principals Do Differently Book
Author : Todd Whitaker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-02
ISBN : 1317925858
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Inspire yourself and others with the second edition of this best-selling book. With heartfelt advice, practical wisdom, and examples from the field, Todd Whitaker explains the qualities and practices that distinguish great principals. New features include: Developing an accurate sense of self Understanding the dynamics of change Dealing with negative or ineffective staff members One of the nation’s leading experts on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd Whitaker has written over 20 powerful books for educators of every level. Discover what you can do differently.

What Great Principals Do Differently

What Great Principals Do Differently Book
Author : Todd Whitaker
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-04-02
ISBN : 1000052648
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What are the attitudes and actions that make great principals stand out? In this internationally renowned bestseller, Todd Whitaker reveals the 20 keys to effective school leadership. This essential third edition features helpful new strategies for recruiting talent through better interview and reference questions, as well as tips for retaining talent. It also offers a new section on how leadership is not an event, but rather requires a consistent approach to affect the climate and eventually shape the culture of your school. Perfect for new and experienced principals, for independent professional reading or for leadership courses, this practical book will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do the things that matter most for the people who ultimately matter most—the students.

What Great Teachers Do Differently

What Great Teachers Do Differently Book
Author : Todd Whitaker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-08-06
ISBN : 1317925904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book In the second edition of this renowned book, you will find pearls of wisdom, heartfelt advice, and inspiration from one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness. With wit and understanding, Todd Whitaker describes the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions of great teachers and explains what they do differently. New features include: Meaning what you say Focusing on students first Putting yourself in their position DVD Bundle This bundle includes a DVD featuring Todd Whitaker speaking about what great teachers do differently. It runs for approximately two hours and is the perfect addition to teacher training events and professional development meetings/workshops. Filled with pearls of wisdom, humor, and practical strategies, the video will motivate your staff and inspire them to be the best they can, each and every day. The DVD comes with a free copy of What Great Teachers Do Differently as well as a Facilitator's Guide.

What Great Teachers Do Differently

What Great Teachers Do Differently Book
Author : Todd Whitaker
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-04-02
ISBN : 1000064166
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What are the beliefs and behaviors that set great teachers apart? In this internationally renowned bestseller, Todd Whitaker reveals 19 keys to becoming more effective in the classroom. This essential third edition features new sections on why it’s about more than relationships, how to focus on a consistent, engaging learning environment, and the importance of choosing the right mode—business, parent, child—to improve your classroom management. Perfect for educators at any level of experience, for independent reading or for schoolwide book studies, this practical book will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do the things that matter most for the people who matter most—your students.

The Ten Minute Inservice

The Ten Minute Inservice Book
Author : Todd Whitaker,Annette Breaux
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-02-20
ISBN : 1118551176
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Quick, easy, specific steps that make a difference in teaching and learning Busy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increase teacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book shows principals and staff developers how to improve teaching school-wide through high-impact inservices lasting only ten minutes—incorporated easily into weekly staff meetings. Written by popular education consultants Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux, this important book offers 40 teacher-tested, mini-workshops that can improve teaching in every classroom. The book covers a range of topics, from behavior challenges and parent engagement to motivating students and making lessons meaningful. Offers school leaders a proven plan to help every teacher improve on a weekly basis by conducting simple 10-minute inservice workshops Offers staff developers, new teacher induction coordinators, mentors, and Professional Learning Communities ideas for effective training sessions Each of the 40 mini-training sessions offered include tips on how to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, and implementation activities to ensure lasting learning Whitaker and Breaux are bestselling education authors with a proven track record improving teacher effectiveness This handy resource contains a simple and effective method for improving teacher effectiveness school wide.

Dealing with Difficult Teachers

Dealing with Difficult Teachers Book
Author : Todd Whitaker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-08-01
ISBN : 1317820738
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides tips and strategies to help school leaders improve, neutralize, or eliminate resistant and negative teachers. Learn how to handle staff members who gossip in the teacher's lounge, consistently say "it won't work" when any new idea is suggested, send an excessive number of student to your office for disciplinary reasons, undermine your efforts toward school improvement, or negatively influence other staff members. Don’t miss the revised and expanded third edition of this best-seller!

Teach With Your Strengths

Teach With Your Strengths Book
Author : Rosanne Liesveld,Jo Ann Miller,Jennifer Robison
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2005-10
ISBN : 1595620060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Shows teachers how to avoid the pitfalls that lead to mediocrity and includes real-life examples of how great teachers use their strengths to solve problems, battle bureaucracy, and reach all of their students.

Your First Year

Your First Year Book
Author : Todd Whitaker,Madeline Whitaker Good,Katherine Whitaker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-28
ISBN : 1317296850
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn all the essentials for making your first year of teaching a success! In this exciting new book, internationally renowned educator Todd Whitaker teams up with his daughters--Madeline, an elementary teacher, and Katherine, a secondary teacher--to share advice and inspiration. They offer step-by-step guidance to thriving in your new role and overcoming the challenges that many new teachers face. Topics include: Learning classroom management skills such as building relationships and maintaining high expectations and consistency Setting up your classroom and establishing procedures and rules Planning effective lessons and making your instructional time an engaging experience Managing your own emotions in the classroom and dealing effectively with misbehavior Working with peers, administrators, and parents to build support and foster collaboration The book is filled with specific examples and vignettes from elementary, middle, and high school classes, so you’ll gain helpful strategies no matter what grade level and subject area you teach. You’ll also find out how to make tweaks or hit the "reset" button when something isn’t going as planned. Things may not always go perfectly your first year, but the practical advice in this book will help you stay motivated on the path to success! Bonus: As you read the book, get even more out of it by discussing it with others. Free study guides for practicing teachers and student teachers are available as eResource downloads from our website (www.routledge.com/products/9781138126152).

Essential Truths for Teachers

Essential Truths for Teachers Book
Author : Danny Steele,Todd Whitaker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-02-12
ISBN : 0429664060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Teachers deal with change on a regular basis, but there are some principles at the core of teaching that remain constant and that have the biggest impact on student achievement. In this inspiring book from Danny Steele, creator of the popular Steele Thoughts blog, and Todd Whitaker, bestselling author and speaker, you’ll learn how to focus on the most important things in the classroom, not just the "current" things. The authors reveal essential truths that will make you a more effective educator in areas such as student relationships, classroom management, and classroom culture. The strategies are presented in digestible chunks, perfect for book studies, in-service sessions, mentorship meetings, and other learning formats. With the inspiring anecdotes and insights in this book, you’ll be reminded of your greater purpose – making a difference in students’ lives.

Leading Good Schools to Greatness

Leading Good Schools to Greatness Book
Author : Susan P. Gray,William A. Streshly
Publisher : Corwin Press
Release : 2010-09-20
ISBN : 1452237492
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Build your capacity to lead your school to greatness! Great leaders are made, not born. Written by the authors of From Good Schools to Great Schools, this sequel shows how great school leaders can be developed and how leaders can acquire the powerful personal leadership characteristics that the best administrators use to lead their schools to greatness. Chapters include: Self-assessments that reveal your inherent leadership dispositions Tips from exceptional principals in the field Strategies and case studies for developing specific leadership qualities Application exercises that put the strategies into action Reflection activities that encourage professional growth

Leading School Change

Leading School Change Book
Author : Todd Whitaker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-08-16
ISBN : 1317921461
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This two-part Implementation Guide will help to deepen your understanding and sharpen your ability to implement each of the strategies discussed in Leading School Change: Nine Strategies to Bring Everybody on Board. Part One offers discussion questions and activities which focus on each of the nine strategies. They can be completed by an educator working individually or addressed collaboratively and interactively by a group or leadership team from a school, district, or organization. This guide will greatly enhance your group’s ability to implement any change you would like to make in your organization. Part Two consists of a Quick Start Step-By-Step Action Plan. It is for individuals and leadership groups to use once they have a full understanding of the nine strategies and are ready to start implementing the changes they need to improve their organizations.

Motivating Inspiring Teachers

Motivating   Inspiring Teachers Book
Author : Todd Whitaker,Beth Whitaker,Dale Lumpa
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-12-17
ISBN : 1317930703
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Like the best-selling first edition, this book is filled with strategies to motivate your staff and maintain a high level of energy at your school. This guide will help all educators approach work every day in an enthusiastic, focused, and positive state of mind. This book will help you: -Motivate your faculty with the Friday Focus--a staff memo that works! -Understand the power of praise and how to best utilize it every day -Make sure staff meetings, teacher evaluation, and daily activities raise the energy level in your school -Maximize the holidays, open house nights, and other special events the make your staff feel special

From Good Schools to Great Schools

From Good Schools to Great Schools Book
Author : Susan P. Gray,William A. Streshly
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1412948991
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive resource examines lessons from the private sector, provides case studies of "star" principals, and offers reflection questions for more effective application of leadership principles.

Shifting the Monkey

Shifting the Monkey Book
Author : Todd Whitaker
Publisher : Solution Tree Press
Release : 2014-03-17
ISBN : 1936763117
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Poor employees get a disproportionate amount of attention. Why? Because they complain the loudest, create the greatest disruptions, and rely on others to assume the responsibilities that they shirk. Learn how to focus on your good employees first, and help them shift these “monkeys” back to the underperformers. Through a simple but brilliant metaphor, the author helps you reinvigorate your staff and transform your organization.

6 Types of Teachers

6 Types of Teachers Book
Author : Todd Whitaker,Douglas Fiore
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-27
ISBN : 1317925785
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book helps you sharpen your ability to hire better teachers for your school, improve the ones who are already there, and keep your best and brightest on board.

What Great Coaches Do Differently

What Great Coaches Do Differently Book
Author : Rob Haworth,Todd Whitaker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-01-09
ISBN : 1317930053
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book describes the beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes of great athletic coaches. Where do they focus their attention? How do they spend their time and energy? And how can others gain the same advantages? Here, Rob Haworth and Todd Whitaker describe the qualities of champion athletes, coaches, and parents. Applying and extending the concepts presented in Whitaker's What Great Teachers Do Differently and What Great Principals Do Differently, this book demonstrates how effective coaching calls for "people skills" that the best coaches practice every day. Perfect for the coaches of your favorite school sports teams! "Plenty of real sports examples! The authors present a positive approach to understanding what great coaches do differently." -- Gene Shelkett, Principal, Eisenhower High School, Lawton, OK

Lead with Me

Lead with Me Book
Author : Anita Pankake,Chuey Abrego
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-06-27
ISBN : 1317664337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lead With Me, 2nd Edition provides courageous principals with the tools for partnering with teachers in the student learning and improvement process. This practical guide explains the skills teacher leaders need and offers advice for principals who wish to engage teachers in learning these skills. Packed with stories and examples from educators in the field, this second edition explores how to: Build mutual trust and accountability with teachers and faculty Encourage and facilitate professional development Carefully manage the distribution of power and authority by involving faculty members in decision-making. The revised second edition provides a variety of helpful tools—PowerPoint presentations, reflection questions, activities for professional learning sessions, and annotated lists of additional resources—that can be downloaded as eResources: www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138785588.

The Principal 50

The Principal 50 Book
Author : Baruti K. Kafele
Publisher : ASCD
Release : 2015-03-18
ISBN : 1416620168
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Why do I lead?" With this deceptively simple question, best-selling author Baruti K. Kafele begins a powerful examination of what it takes to make a school community achieve the greatest success in the classroom and beyond. In The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence, Kafele, a veteran school administrator, guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do. Along with many other insights, this book shows how best to • Inspire and motivate students, teachers, and other school staff to approach their work with vigor and purpose; • Ensure that all students, regardless of color, creed, or origin, are valued and represented in the school culture; • Focus mission and vision statements to address students' most critical needs and integrate shared values and objectives into the fabric of the school; and • Engage parents and other community members so that they feel a stake in the school's success. Brimming with passion, written from the heart, and informed by hard-earned experience, this transformative book is essential reading for principals and other building-level administrators determined to reinvigorate their practice, revitalize their staff, and--most importantly--guarantee the strongest outcomes for students.

From School Administrator to School Leader

From School Administrator to School Leader Book
Author : Brad Johnson,Julie Sessions
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-06-05
ISBN : 1317448103
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn how to become a leader who truly empowers and inspires others. This practical book shows you how to move from being a manager or administrator who simply gets things done to a leader who motivates others to succeed, creating a more positive work environment. The book covers 15 keys to success that can be used by those in any type of leadership position, from superintendent to principal to department chair or teacher-leader. You’ll discover how to... • Determine your own leadership style; • Develop your strengths; • Develop those you lead; • Be a leader, not just a manager; • Find your voice; • Influence school culture; • Be accountable to those you lead; • Communicate effectively; • Lead with EQ vs IQ; • Be flexible, adaptable, and creative; • Respond effectively to crisis; • and much more! Each chapter provides a variety of strategies for building a particular skill. It also features interviews with well-known leaders from different fields. These experts offer advice that will teach and inspire you as you learn to maximize your own leadership potential.