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What Great Teachers Do Differently

17 Things That Matter Most, 2nd Edition

By Todd Whitaker

© 2012 – Routledge

144 pages

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Description

Book

In the second edition of this renowned book, you will find pearls of wisdom, heartfelt advice, and inspiration from one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness. With wit and understanding, Todd Whitaker describes the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions of great teachers and explains what they do differently. New features include:

  • Meaning what you say
  • Focusing on students first
  • Putting yourself in their position

DVD Bundle

This bundle includes a DVD featuring Todd Whitaker speaking about what great teachers do differently. It runs for approximately two hours and is the perfect addition to teacher training events and professional development meetings/workshops. Filled with pearls of wisdom, humor, and practical strategies, the video will motivate your staff and inspire them to be the best they can, each and every day.

The DVD comes with a free copy of What Great Teachers Do Differently as well as a Facilitator's Guide.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Why Look at Great?

2 It's People, Not Programs

3 The Power of Expectations

4 If You Say Something, Mean It

5 Prevention versus Revenge

6 High Expectations-for Whom?

7 Who Is the Variable?

8 Focus on Students First

9 Ten Days Out of Ten

10 Be the Filter

11 Don't Need to Repair-Always Do Repair

12 The Ability to Ignore

13 Random or Plandom?

14 Base Every Decision on the Best People

15 In Every Situation, Ask Who Is Most Comfortable and Who Is Least Comfortable

16 Put Yourself in Their Position

17 What About These Darn Standardized Tests?

18 Make It Cool to Care

19 Clarify Your Core

Seventeen Things That Matter Most

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About the Author

Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading motivational speaker in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and he has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals. Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. Todd received the President's Medal from Indiana State University (the university's highest award for faculty) in 2013. One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written many educational books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Dealing With Difficult Teachers, Teaching Matters, Great Quotes for Great Educators, What Great Principals Do Differently, and Dealing With Difficult Parents.

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