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Study Guide: What Great Teachers Do Differently

17 Things That Matter Most, 2nd Edition

By Todd Whitaker


96 pages

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Written to accompany the second edition of Todd Whitaker's best-selling title, What Great Teachers Do Differently, this study guide can be used by facilitators and participants in seminars, book study groups, or other professional development events. The variety of activities and strategies in this book will help teachers engage in critical thinking, collaboration, and professional growth. Each chapter includes:

Key Concepts

Discussion Questions

Journal Prompts

Group Activities

Application Strategies

The Study Guide not only improves your understanding and appreciation of What Great Teachers Do Differently, but also assists professional growth for teachers and principals at the K-12 levels.

Table of Contents


Part One: Chapter 1: Why Look at Great? / Chapter 2: It’s People, Not Programs

Part Two: Chapter 3: The Power of Expectations

Part Three: Chapter 4: If You Say Something, Mean It

Part Four: Chapter 5: Prevention versus Revenge

Part Five: Chapter 6: High Expectations—for Whom? / Chapter 7: Who Is the Variable?

Part Six: Chapter 8: Focus on Students First

Part Seven: Chapter 9: Ten Days Out of Ten

Part Eight: Chapter 10: Be the Filter

Part Nine: Chapter 11: Don’t Need to Repair—Always Do Repair

Part Ten: Chapter 12: The Ability to Ignore

Part Eleven: Chapter 13: Random or Plandom? / Chapter 14: Base Every Decision on the Best People

Part Twelve: Chapter 15: In Every Situation, Ask Who Is Most Comfortable and Who Is Least Comfortable

Part Thirteen: Chapter 16: Put Yourself in Their Position

Part Fourteen: Chapter 17: What About These Darn Standardized Tests?

Part Fifteen: Chapter 18: Make It Cool to Care / Chapter 19: Clarify Your Core

Seventeen Things That Matter Most

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