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:
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.
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