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Study Guide: What Great Principals Do Differently

Eighteen Things That Matter Most, 2nd Edition

By Beth Whitaker, Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul


102 pages

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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.

Table of Contents


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

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