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:
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
Chapter 1 Why Look at Great?
Chapter 2 It’s People, Not Programs
Chapter 3 Develop an Accurate Sense of Self
Chapter 4 Who Is the Variable?
Chapter 5 Treat Everyone with Respect, Every Day, All the Time
Chapter 6 Be the Filter
Chapter 7 Teach, Don't Tell
Chapter 8 Hire Great Teachers
Chapter 9 Recruiting and Retaining Talent
Chapter 10 Understand the Dynamics of Change
Chapter 11 Standardized Testing
Chapter 12 Focus on Behavior, Then Focus on Beliefs
Chapter 13 Loyal to Whom?
Chapter 14 Base Every Decision on Your Best Teachers
Chapter 15 In Every Situation, Ask Who Is Most Comfortable and Who Is Least Comfortable
Chapter 16 Understand the High Achievers
Chapter 17 Make It Cool to Care
Chapter 18 Don’t Need to Repair—Always Do Repair
Chapter 19 Deal with Negative or Ineffective Staff Members
Chapter 20 Set Expectations at the Start of the Year
Chapter 21 Leadership Is Not An Event
Chapter 22 Clarify Your Core
Todd Whitaker (@toddwhitaker) is a leading presenter in the field of education and has written more than 50 books including the bestseller What Great Principals Do Differently. He is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri.