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:
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.
Part One 1: Chapter 1: Why Look at Great? / Chapter 2: It’s People, Not Programs
Part Two: Chapter 3: Develop an Accurate Sense of Self
Part Three: Chapter 4: Who Is the Variable?
Part Four: Chapter 5: Treat Everyone with Respect, Every Day, All the Time
Part Five: Chapter 6: Be the Filter
Part Six: Chapter 7: Teach the Teachers
Part Seven: Chapter 8: Hire Great Teachers
Part Eight: Chapter 9: Understand the Dynamics of Change
Part Nine: Chapter 10: Standardized Testing / Chapter 11: Focus on Behavior, Then Focus on Beliefs
Part Ten: Chapter 12: Loyal to Whom? / Chapter 13: Base Every Decision on Your Best Teachers
Part Eleven: Chapter 14: In Every Situation, Ask Who Is Most Comfortable and Who Is Least Comfortable
Part Twelve: Chapter 15: Understand the High Achievers
Part Thirteen: Chapter 16: Make It Cool to Care
Part Fourteen: Chapter 17: Don’t Need to Repair—Always Do Repair
Part Fifteen: Chapter 18: Deal with Negative or Ineffective Staff Members
Part Sixteen: Chapter 19: Set Expectations at the Start of the Year / Chapter 20: Clarify Your Core
Eighteen Things That Matter Most