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Study Guide: What Great Principals Do Differently
Twenty Things That Matter Most

ISBN 9780367550028
Published July 30, 2020 by Eye on Education
114 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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

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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.