What Great Principals Do Differently

Eighteen Things That Matter Most
Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317925858
Category: Education
Page: 160
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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.

Shifting the Monkey

The Art of Protecting Good People From Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers
Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936763117
Category: Education
Page: 184
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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.

Dealing with Difficult Teachers, Third Edition


Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317820738
Category: Education
Page: 240
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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!

What Great Coaches Do Differently

11 Elements of Effective Coaching
Author: Rob Haworth,Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317930053
Category: Education
Page: 144
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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

The Ten-Minute Inservice

40 Quick Training Sessions that Build Teacher Effectiveness
Author: Todd Whitaker,Annette Breaux
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118470435
Category: Education
Page: 208
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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.

Great Quotes for Great Educators


Author: Dale Lumpa,Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131792620X
Category: Education
Page: 208
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Over 600 insightful, witty nuggets to motivate and inspire you and everyone else at your school. Teachers, display these quotes in your classrooms! Administrators, insert them into your faculty memos and share them at staff meetings! Why is this book unique? It includes over 100 original quotes from internationally acclaimed speaker and educator Todd Whitaker, features real quotes from real students which echo wit and wisdom for educators, and each quote has a direct connection to your life as an educator.

Leading Good Schools to Greatness

Mastering What Great Principals Do Well
Author: Susan P. Gray,William A. Streshly
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452237492
Category: Education
Page: 208
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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

Motivating & Inspiring Teachers

The Educational Leader's Guide for Building Staff Morale
Author: Todd Whitaker,Beth Whitaker,Dale Lumpa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317930703
Category: Education
Page: 288
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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

What Connected Educators Do Differently


Author: Todd Whitaker,Jeffrey Zoul,Jimmy Casas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317566424
Category: Education
Page: 140
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Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas are widely acclaimed experts on teaching and leading and are pioneers in the education twitterverse, and now they are sharing their best practices! In What Connected Educators Do Differently, they show how being a connected educator—by using social media to connect with peers across the country and even across the globe—will greatly enhance your own learning and your success in a school or classroom. You’ll find out how to create a personal and professional learning network to share resources and ideas, gain support, and make an impact on others. By customizing your professional development in this way, you’ll be able to learn what you want, how you want, when you want. Best of all, you’ll become energized and inspired by all the great ideas out there and how you can contribute, benefiting both you and your students. Whether you are a teacher or school leader, you will come away from this book with step-by-step advice and fresh ideas to try immediately. Being a connected educator has never been easier or more important than it is right now!

The Secret Solution

How One Principal Discovered the Path to Success
Author: Todd Whitaker,Sam Miller,Ryan A. Donlan
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475806159
Category: Education
Page: 120
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The secret of effective leadership can elude even the best principals. In The Secret Solution, How One Principal Discovered the Path to Success, a principal travels a journey through four distinct leadership styles as he works to transform a school. On this journey, he encounters characters familiar to all of us who have worked in education, including superstars, fence-sitters, and even bullies. This quick-reading parable provides practical guidance for both current and future administrators, immediately relevant in applying knowledge to practice. Readers will quickly recognize staff from their own buildings who come to life in this engaging story.

Study Guide: What Great Principals Do Differently, 2nd Edition

Eighteen Things That Matter Most
Author: Beth Whitaker,Todd Whitaker,Jeffrey Zoul
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317925009
Category: Education
Page: 112
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Designed to be used by facilitators and participants in seminars, book study groups, or other professional development events, this book guides critical thinking, collaboration, and professional growth based on the concepts in Todd Whitaker's best-selling title, What Great Principals Do Differently (2nd edition). Each chapter includes: Key Concepts Discussion Questions Journal Prompts Group Activities Application Strategies With this Study Guide, you can gain a deeper understanding of Whitaker's acclaimed book and learn how to apply his concepts and ideas in daily practices.

Study Guide

What Great Principals Do Differently : 15 Things that Matter Most
Author: Beth Whitaker,Todd Whitaker,Jeffrey Zoul
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 1596670355
Category: Education
Page: 89
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This Study Guide features- -summaries of key points -questions for discussion -journal prompts -and other features to help participants understand the contents of the book and use the information in their own schools.

What Great Teachers Do Differently

17 Things That Matter Most
Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317925904
Category: Education
Page: 144
View: 8664
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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

Your First Year

How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher
Author: Todd Whitaker,Madeline Whitaker,Katherine Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317296850
Category: Education
Page: 134
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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).

Study Guide: What Great Principals Do Differently, 2nd Edition

Eighteen Things That Matter Most
Author: Beth Whitaker,Todd Whitaker,Jeffrey Zoul
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781138130609
Category:
Page: 112
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Designed to be used by facilitators and participants in seminars, book study groups, or other professional development events, this book guides critical thinking, collaboration, and professional growth based on the concepts in Todd Whitaker's best-selling title, What Great Principals Do Differently(2nd edition). Each chapter includes: Key Concepts Discussion Questions Journal Prompts Group Activities Application Strategies With this Study Guide, you can gain a deeper understanding of Whitaker's acclaimed book and learn how to apply his concepts and ideas in daily practices.

School Culture Rewired

How to Define, Assess, and Transform It
Author: Steve Gruenert,Todd Whitaker
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619909
Category: Education
Page: 170
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Your school is a lot more than a center of student learning--it also represents a self-contained culture, with traditions and expectations that reflect its unique mission and demographics. In this groundbreaking book, education experts Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students’ lives. Drawing from decades of research on organizational cultures and school leadership, the authors provide everything you need to optimize both the culture and climate of your school, including * "Culture-busting" strategies to help teachers adopt positive attitudes, outlooks, and behaviors; * A framework for pinpointing the type of culture you have, the type that you want, and the actions you need to take to bridge the two; * Tips for hiring, training, and retaining teachers who will actively work to improve your school's culture; and * Instructions on how to create and implement a successful School Culture Rewiring Team. Though often invisible to the naked eye, a school's culture influences everything that takes place under its roof. Whether your school is urban or rural, prosperous or struggling, School Culture Rewired is the ultimate guide to making sure that the culture in your school is guided first and foremost by what's best for your students.

Dealing with Difficult Parents


Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131738251X
Category: Education
Page: 184
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Communicating with parents is one of the most challenging and potentially stressful tasks that teachers face on a daily basis. Whether trying to resolve a heated argument or delivering bad news, it is essential to know how to handle difficult situations and establish positive relationships with your students’ parents. In this updated second edition of the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Parents, award-winning educators Todd Whitaker and Douglas J. Fiore help you develop a repertoire of tools and skills for comfortable and effective interaction with parents. The book’s features include: Tools to help you understand parents’ motivations and how to work with them rather than against them; Detailed scripts for dealing with even the most stubborn and volatile parents; New strategies for increasing parent involvement to foster student success; An all-new chapter on the role that social media can play in interacting with parents; and A new chapter on initiating contact with parents to build positive credibility. This must-read book will equip you with the skills you need to expertly navigate even the most challenging encounters with parents, and walk away feeling that you have made a positive and meaningful impact.

The Ball


Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Triple Nickel Press
ISBN: 0982702906
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 89
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"This refreshing story is a reminder that goals, passion, and the simple truths of your pursuit are the most meaningful building blocks of a successful organization, and should be its enduring architecture."— John Brenkus, cofounder and CEO of BASE Productions, host of Emmy award–winning "Sport Science," and author of The Perfection Point "As the speed of change, technology, competition, and demands increase, The Ball reminds us to keep sight of what's truly important."—Jeffrey Weber, founder, Technology Resource Center, Inc. and author, From Idea to Exit: The Entrepreneurial Journey

Leading School Change

9 Strategies To Bring Everybody On Board
Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317930746
Category: Education
Page: 144
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Make positive and immediate changes in your school with the support of your entire staff. New from acclaimed speaker and bestselling author Todd Whitaker (What Great Teachers Do Differently, Dealing with Difficult Parents), Leading School Change provides principals, assistant principals, district superintendents, and other educators with concrete steps for getting colleagues to champion and work toward the changes you want to make. Drawing from years of experience working with leaders at the school and district levels, Whitaker shares nine specific strategies for overcoming resistance, building cooperation, and recruiting hands-on help. An essential tool for leaders, this book delivers a complete action plan for those who want to implement results-oriented school change. Companion Study Guide Available

50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior

Simple Solutions to Complex Challenges
Author: Todd Whitaker,Annette Breaux
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317930320
Category: Education
Page: 144
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New from best-selling authors Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker, 50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior: Simple Solutions to Complex Challenges is a must-read reference for teachers, both new and experienced! In a lively and engaging style, Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker share 50 simple, straightforward techniques for improving student behavior and increasing student cooperation, participation, and achievement. Each practical, well-defined strategy can be applied in classrooms of all grade levels and subjects. Strategies include: How to make students more responsible How to nip potential problems in the bud Learning what to overlook Establishing classroom rules and procedures Teaching in small bites (It makes students hungrier!) As student behavior improves, so too will the quality of learning in your classroom. With this book, you can begin to introduce a host of new strategies into your teaching practice today! Companion Study Guide Available