What Great Teachers Do Differently

What Great Teachers Do Differently
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Author: Todd Whitaker
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781317925903
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Principals Do Differently

What Great Principals Do Differently
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Author: Todd Whitaker
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781317925842
Release: 2013-10-02
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Todd Whitaker
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781000064179
Release: 2020-04-22
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Study Guide What Great Principals Do Differently 2nd Edition

Study Guide  What Great Principals Do Differently  2nd Edition
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781596672062
Release: 2011
Editor: Eye On Education

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Study Guide What Great Principals Do Differently

Study Guide  What Great Principals Do Differently
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Author: Beth Whitaker,Todd Whitaker,Jeffrey Zoul
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781317925002
Release: 2014-01-09
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

School Culture Rewired
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Author: Steve Gruenert,Todd Whitaker
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781416619901
Release: 2015-01-16
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

What Great Principals Do Differently

What Great Principals Do Differently
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Author: Beth Whitaker,Todd Whitaker,Jeffrey Zoul
Pages: 89
ISBN: 1596670355
Release: 2006-10-30
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Study Guide What Great Principals Do Differently

Study Guide  What Great Principals Do Differently
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Author: Todd Whitaker,Beth Whitaker,Jeffrey Zoul
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9781000196719
Release: 2020-07-29
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Written to accompany the third edition of Todd Whitaker's bestselling title, What Great Principals Do Differently, this study guide can be used by facilitators and participants in workshops, webinars, book study groups, or other professional development events. The guide features a variety of strategies and activities that will help principals apply the book’s concepts to their own situation, so they can get the most out of the book, increase their professional growth, and have a greater impact as school leaders. 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.

What Great Coaches Do Differently

What Great Coaches Do Differently
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Author: Rob Haworth,Todd Whitaker
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781317930051
Release: 2014-01-09
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

A School Leader s Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents

A School Leader s Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents
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Author: Todd Whitaker,Douglas J. Fiore
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781317332053
Release: 2015-10-23
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This new supplement to the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition is designed to help you with the specific challenges you face as a school leader when dealing with parents. The main book, Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition, shows how your teachers and other educators can communicate with parents more effectively. With this new supplement, you’ll learn how you, as a leader, can--and must--support and coach teachers along the way. Topics covered include how to... Make sure your teachers understand the families they’re dealing with; Help your teachers communicate effectively with parents by being positive and proactive, so problems don’t escalate to the main office; Establish expectations for dealing with parents, so teachers understand how to be appropriate even when a parent is not; Ensure your teachers feel supported by you when they’re dealing with difficult parents; and Help teachers become more confident and empowered in challenging situations. With these practical books, you’ll be able to get parents on your side so they can become a positive force in your school’s success.

Dealing with Difficult Teachers Third Edition

Dealing with Difficult Teachers  Third Edition
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Author: Todd Whitaker
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781317820734
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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!

Leading Good Schools to Greatness

Leading Good Schools to Greatness
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Author: Susan P. Gray,William A. Streshly
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781452237497
Release: 2010-09-20
Editor: Corwin Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

What Connected Educators Do Differently

What Connected Educators Do Differently
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Author: Todd Whitaker,Jeffrey Zoul,Jimmy Casas
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781317566427
Release: 2015-02-11
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Ball

The Ball
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Author: Todd Whitaker
Pages: 89
ISBN: 9780982702901
Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Triple Nickel Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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

Motivating Inspiring Teachers

Motivating   Inspiring Teachers
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Author: Todd Whitaker,Beth Whitaker,Dale Lumpa
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781317930709
Release: 2013-12-17
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

The Principal 50

The Principal 50
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Author: Baruti K. Kafele
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781416620167
Release: 2015-03-18
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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.

Building a Culture of Support

Building a Culture of Support
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Author: P J Caposey
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781317922049
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Written in a down-to-earth and people-first style, this book is for principals and aspiring school leaders. Caposey shares insightful advice and meaningful examples for building a healthy school culture. Learn the essential strategies that will help you transform and improve your school by embodying a service mindset and focusing on supporting the mission and vision, the professionals in the building, the students, and the community as a whole. This is also an ideal guide for students in a principal preparation course—demonstrating how a culture of support is at the heart of all successful school improvement efforts.

You re the Principal Now What

You re the Principal  Now What
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Author: Jen Schwanke
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9781416622246
Release: 2016-08-11
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A principal's job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor's guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here—directly, practically, and without the jargon. Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies for tackling the most common yet most daunting challenges of the principalship, including Establishing productive professional relationships Building and maintaining a positive school culture Resolving conflict among staff and parents Providing effective instructional leadership Supporting students' social-emotional needs Conducting staff evaluations and delivering feedback Keeping up with district, state, and federal mandates Managing the facility and the budget Providing focused and effective professional development Prioritizing responsibilities Learning from student and schoolwide data Planning for growth and change Working through behavior and discipline issues Hiring high-quality teachers and supporting new ones Leading effective meetings Maintaining balance The standalone chapters provide easy access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you'll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, "Now what?" It's the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful and rewarding work of being a principal.

The Principal

The Principal
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Author: Michael Fullan
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781119422358
Release: 2018-02-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author of "Six Secrets of Change" describes how and why the principal's role must change to maximize student achievement. Includes a free professional development guide.

Navigating the Principalship

Navigating the Principalship
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Author: James P. Spillane,Rebecca Lowenhaupt
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781416627746
Release: 2019-08-19
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Navigating the Principalship, James P. Spillane and Rebecca Lowenhaupt look at the major challenges of the principal position, examining how new principals adapt to the role, set an instructional agenda, and build cooperation and collaboration. They focus in particular on the dilemmas that mark the principalship—the inevitable, complicated conflicts that arise from a clash of worthwhile values and resist simple solutions, such as - Addressing the demands of various internal and external stakeholders - Accomplishing seemingly limitless tasks in limited time - Sharing leadership duties while maintaining ultimate responsibility for the school and everyone in it - Creating a safe space for teaching and learning while building bridges to the outside world - Balancing work life and home life Based on original research conducted with new principals in an urban environment, and rich with authentic voices discussing real conflicts and proven strategies, this book presents pragmatic ways to manage the most difficult parts of the job. Use it to spark both reflection and action and chart a course for effective, rewarding school leadership.