What Great Teachers Do Differently

What Great Teachers Do Differently
Author: Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1317925904
ISBN 13: 9781317925903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Great Teachers Do Differently Book Review:

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.

What Great Teachers Do Differently

What Great Teachers Do Differently
Author: Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN 10: 1000064166
ISBN 13: 9781000064162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Great Teachers Do Differently Book Review:

What are the beliefs and behaviors that set great teachers apart? In this internationally renowned bestseller, Todd Whitaker reveals 19 keys to becoming more effective in the classroom. This essential third edition features new sections on why it’s about more than relationships, how to focus on a consistent, engaging learning environment, and the importance of choosing the right mode—business, parent, child—to improve your classroom management. Perfect for educators at any level of experience, for independent reading or for schoolwide book studies, this practical book will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do the things that matter most for the people who matter most—your students.

What Great Principals Do Differently

What Great Principals Do Differently
Author: Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-10-02
ISBN 10: 131792584X
ISBN 13: 9781317925842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Great Principals Do Differently Book Review:

Inspire yourself and others with the second edition of this best-selling book. With heartfelt advice, practical wisdom, and examples from the field, Todd Whitaker explains the qualities and practices that distinguish great principals. New features include: Developing an accurate sense of self Understanding the dynamics of change Dealing with negative or ineffective staff members One of the nation’s leading experts on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd Whitaker has written over 20 powerful books for educators of every level. Discover what you can do differently.

What Great Principals Do Differently

What Great Principals Do Differently
Author: Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN 10: 1000052648
ISBN 13: 9781000052640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Great Principals Do Differently Book Review:

What are the attitudes and actions that make great principals stand out? In this internationally renowned bestseller, Todd Whitaker reveals the 20 keys to effective school leadership. This essential third edition features helpful new strategies for recruiting talent through better interview and reference questions, as well as tips for retaining talent. It also offers a new section on how leadership is not an event, but rather requires a consistent approach to affect the climate and eventually shape the culture of your school. Perfect for new and experienced principals, for independent professional reading or for leadership courses, this practical book will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do the things that matter most for the people who ultimately matter most—the students.

Your First Year

Your First Year
Author: Todd Whitaker,Madeline Whitaker Good,Katherine Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2016-04-28
ISBN 10: 1317296850
ISBN 13: 9781317296850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your First Year Book Review:

Learn all the essentials for making your first year of teaching a success! In this exciting new book, internationally renowned educator Todd Whitaker teams up with his daughters--Madeline, an elementary teacher, and Katherine, a secondary teacher--to share advice and inspiration. They offer step-by-step guidance to thriving in your new role and overcoming the challenges that many new teachers face. Topics include: Learning classroom management skills such as building relationships and maintaining high expectations and consistency Setting up your classroom and establishing procedures and rules Planning effective lessons and making your instructional time an engaging experience Managing your own emotions in the classroom and dealing effectively with misbehavior Working with peers, administrators, and parents to build support and foster collaboration The book is filled with specific examples and vignettes from elementary, middle, and high school classes, so you’ll gain helpful strategies no matter what grade level and subject area you teach. You’ll also find out how to make tweaks or hit the "reset" button when something isn’t going as planned. Things may not always go perfectly your first year, but the practical advice in this book will help you stay motivated on the path to success! Bonus: As you read the book, get even more out of it by discussing it with others. Free study guides for practicing teachers and student teachers are available as eResource downloads from our website (www.routledge.com/products/9781138126152).

Dealing with Difficult Teachers

Dealing with Difficult Teachers
Author: Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 1317820738
ISBN 13: 9781317820734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dealing with Difficult Teachers Book Review:

This book provides tips and strategies to help school leaders improve, neutralize, or eliminate resistant and negative teachers. Learn how to handle staff members who gossip in the teacher's lounge, consistently say "it won't work" when any new idea is suggested, send an excessive number of student to your office for disciplinary reasons, undermine your efforts toward school improvement, or negatively influence other staff members. Don’t miss the revised and expanded third edition of this best-seller!

What Connected Educators Do Differently

What Connected Educators Do Differently
Author: Todd Whitaker,Jeffrey Zoul,Jimmy Casas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN 10: 1317566424
ISBN 13: 9781317566427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Connected Educators Do Differently Book Review:

Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas are widely acclaimed experts on teaching and leading and are pioneers in the education twitterverse, and now they are sharing their best practices! In What Connected Educators Do Differently, they show how being a connected educator—by using social media to connect with peers across the country and even across the globe—will greatly enhance your own learning and your success in a school or classroom. You’ll find out how to create a personal and professional learning network to share resources and ideas, gain support, and make an impact on others. By customizing your professional development in this way, you’ll be able to learn what you want, how you want, when you want. Best of all, you’ll become energized and inspired by all the great ideas out there and how you can contribute, benefiting both you and your students. Whether you are a teacher or school leader, you will come away from this book with step-by-step advice and fresh ideas to try immediately. Being a connected educator has never been easier or more important than it is right now!

Essential Truths for Teachers

Essential Truths for Teachers
Author: Danny Steele,Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2019-02-12
ISBN 10: 0429664060
ISBN 13: 9780429664069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Truths for Teachers Book Review:

Teachers deal with change on a regular basis, but there are some principles at the core of teaching that remain constant and that have the biggest impact on student achievement. In this inspiring book from Danny Steele, creator of the popular Steele Thoughts blog, and Todd Whitaker, bestselling author and speaker, you’ll learn how to focus on the most important things in the classroom, not just the "current" things. The authors reveal essential truths that will make you a more effective educator in areas such as student relationships, classroom management, and classroom culture. The strategies are presented in digestible chunks, perfect for book studies, in-service sessions, mentorship meetings, and other learning formats. With the inspiring anecdotes and insights in this book, you’ll be reminded of your greater purpose – making a difference in students’ lives.

Seven Simple Secrets

Seven Simple Secrets
Author: Annette Breaux,Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2014-07-11
ISBN 10: 1317746570
ISBN 13: 9781317746577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Simple Secrets Book Review:

Want to know a secret? Regardless of what classroom challenges, standards or initiatives you’re faced with from year to year, there are seven keys to great teaching that never change—and that are often overlooked! In this bestselling book, internationally-acclaimed authors Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker reveal the seven simple secrets of effective teaching that can be applied in any classroom. Whether you’re a new or experienced teacher, you’ll gain valuable insights on improving instruction, classroom management, discipline, student motivation, and much, much more! This updated Second Edition contains timely topics such as incorporating technology to enhance your lessons and using social media appropriately. Special Features: Easy-to-use format: The book is divided into seven secrets shared by highly effective teachers. Each secret is then divided into seven parts filled with practical information on why the secret matters and how to implement it effectively. Reflection questions: At the end of each section, there are seven questions to help you determine whether you have mastered each secret. Bonus lists: This special new section contains lists on the qualities of effective teaching and why these qualities matter. These lists can be copied and used during book studies, PLC meetings, or staff meetings to provoke thoughtful discussions and enhance teaching and learning. Study guide: A study guide is available to help you extend your learning independently or with colleagues. www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138783621 Companion website: For more inspiring, informative books from Todd and Annette, check out our special site, www.routledge.com/cw/breaux, going live this summer. Throughout the book, you’ll find practical examples and heartfelt advice to encourage you as you implement the seven secrets. As you improve your teaching, you profoundly influence the lives of those who matter most—your students!

Classroom Management From the Ground Up

Classroom Management From the Ground Up
Author: Todd Whitaker,Madeline Whitaker Good,Katherine Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN 10: 1351374524
ISBN 13: 9781351374521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classroom Management From the Ground Up Book Review:

Classroom management can make or break your teaching. But as educators know, there is no one-fits-all solution for every classroom. That is why bestselling authors Todd Whitaker, Madeline Whitaker Good, and Katherine Whitaker came together to write this book. They created a guide combining sound research with practical wisdom so educators could have a classroom management resource written by teachers for teachers. From this book, you’ll gain effective strategies for designing and improving your classroom management from the ground up. You’ll learn how the three core aspects of classroom management (relationships, high and clear expectations, and consistency) can be used to build and maintain an effectively-run classroom. You’ll also find out how to tweak minor issues and reset major challenges when things don’t go as planned. Each chapter covers a core aspect of classroom management and includes a foundational understanding of the concept, powerful stories and examples, how-to applications, and tips on tweaking as problems arise. In addition, each chapter features a "What You Can Do Tomorrow" section--strategies you can implement immediately. Whether you are a new or experienced teacher, this book will empower you to identify what is going well, adjust what needs to be changed, and feel more prepared for the unexpected.

Motivating Inspiring Teachers

Motivating   Inspiring Teachers
Author: Todd Whitaker,Beth Whitaker,Dale Lumpa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN 10: 1317930703
ISBN 13: 9781317930709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motivating Inspiring Teachers Book Review:

Like the best-selling first edition, this book is filled with strategies to motivate your staff and maintain a high level of energy at your school. This guide will help all educators approach work every day in an enthusiastic, focused, and positive state of mind. This book will help you: -Motivate your faculty with the Friday Focus--a staff memo that works! -Understand the power of praise and how to best utilize it every day -Make sure staff meetings, teacher evaluation, and daily activities raise the energy level in your school -Maximize the holidays, open house nights, and other special events the make your staff feel special

What Great Teachers Do Differently

What Great Teachers Do Differently
Author: Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1317925912
ISBN 13: 9781317925910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Great Teachers Do Differently Book Review:

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.

Great Quotes for Great Educators

Great Quotes for Great Educators
Author: Dale Lumpa,Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-05-12
ISBN 10: 1317926218
ISBN 13: 9781317926214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Quotes for Great Educators Book Review:

Over 600 insightful, witty nuggets to motivate and inspire you and everyone else at your school. Teachers, display these quotes in your classrooms! Administrators, insert them into your faculty memos and share them at staff meetings! Why is this book unique? It includes over 100 original quotes from internationally acclaimed speaker and educator Todd Whitaker, features real quotes from real students which echo wit and wisdom for educators, and each quote has a direct connection to your life as an educator.

50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior

50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior
Author: Annette Breaux,Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN 10: 1317927745
ISBN 13: 9781317927747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior Book Review:

Written to accompany 50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior: Simple Solutions to Complex Challenges by Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker, this Study Guide was written for the participants of seminars, book study groups, and other professional development events. This Study Guide serves as a roadmap to help you organize and work with your faculty study group. It provides assistance to staff developers, principals, team leaders, college professors, and other educational leaders who are working with teachers as they develop their professional skills.

What Great Coaches Do Differently

What Great Coaches Do Differently
Author: Rob Haworth,Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-01-09
ISBN 10: 1317930053
ISBN 13: 9781317930051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Great Coaches Do Differently Book Review:

This book describes the beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes of great athletic coaches. Where do they focus their attention? How do they spend their time and energy? And how can others gain the same advantages? Here, Rob Haworth and Todd Whitaker describe the qualities of champion athletes, coaches, and parents. Applying and extending the concepts presented in Whitaker's What Great Teachers Do Differently and What Great Principals Do Differently, this book demonstrates how effective coaching calls for "people skills" that the best coaches practice every day. Perfect for the coaches of your favorite school sports teams! "Plenty of real sports examples! The authors present a positive approach to understanding what great coaches do differently." -- Gene Shelkett, Principal, Eisenhower High School, Lawton, OK

For the Love of Teachers

For the Love of Teachers
Author: Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 0757316921
ISBN 13: 9780757316920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Love of Teachers Book Review:

For the Love of Teachers is a tribute to those who possess the remarkable ability to exercise patience and understanding and to offer guidance along an unfamiliar path. The influence these dedicated teachers have is reflected in many of the goals their students set and achieve every day; whether learning to tie their shoes, memorizing multiplication tables, or excelling on the SATs—all basic steps which are vital to their growth and self-esteem. For this reason, among many others, the importance of these positive role models in our children's lives, as well as our own, can't be stressed enough. For the Love of Teachers is the ideal way to express the admiration and appreciation we share for them. The reasons why someone chooses to teach isn't always clear, but what many teachers have in common is the desire to make a difference in the lives of others—a task that can be bittersweet. For the Love of Teachers is filled with inspiring stories that do just that. Some are warm, humorous, and heartfelt, while others illustrate difficult or unexpected situations with the lessons learned along the way. Readers will identify with many of the students who recall that special teacher who challenged them to find their hidden talent, motivated them to push a little harder, or to simply surpass their own expectations. For the Love of Teachers is a special way of saying thanks to all the teachers who've sacrificed their time to better the lives of others.

Leading School Change

Leading School Change
Author: Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2013-08-16
ISBN 10: 1317921461
ISBN 13: 9781317921462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading School Change Book Review:

This two-part Implementation Guide will help to deepen your understanding and sharpen your ability to implement each of the strategies discussed in Leading School Change: Nine Strategies to Bring Everybody on Board. Part One offers discussion questions and activities which focus on each of the nine strategies. They can be completed by an educator working individually or addressed collaboratively and interactively by a group or leadership team from a school, district, or organization. This guide will greatly enhance your group’s ability to implement any change you would like to make in your organization. Part Two consists of a Quick Start Step-By-Step Action Plan. It is for individuals and leadership groups to use once they have a full understanding of the nine strategies and are ready to start implementing the changes they need to improve their organizations.

Dealing with Difficult Parents

Dealing with Difficult Parents
Author: Todd Whitaker,Douglas Fiore
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-08-16
ISBN 10: 1317927702
ISBN 13: 9781317927709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dealing with Difficult Parents Book Review:

This book helps teachers, principals, superintendents, and all educators develop a repertoire of tools and skills for comfortable and effective interaction with parents. It shows you how to deal with the parent who is bossy, volatile, argumentative, aggressive, or maybe the worst - apathetic. It provides specific phrases to use with parents to help you avoid using "trigger" words which unintentionally make matters worse. It will show you how to deliver bad news to good parents, how to build positive credibility to all types of parents, and how to foster the kind of parent involvement which leads to student success.

School Culture Rewired

School Culture Rewired
Author: Steve Gruenert,Todd Whitaker
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2015-01-16
ISBN 10: 1416619909
ISBN 13: 9781416619901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

School Culture Rewired Book Review:

Your school is a lot more than a center of student learning--it also represents a self-contained culture, with traditions and expectations that reflect its unique mission and demographics. In this groundbreaking book, education experts Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students’ lives. Drawing from decades of research on organizational cultures and school leadership, the authors provide everything you need to optimize both the culture and climate of your school, including * "Culture-busting" strategies to help teachers adopt positive attitudes, outlooks, and behaviors; * A framework for pinpointing the type of culture you have, the type that you want, and the actions you need to take to bridge the two; * Tips for hiring, training, and retaining teachers who will actively work to improve your school's culture; and * Instructions on how to create and implement a successful School Culture Rewiring Team. Though often invisible to the naked eye, a school's culture influences everything that takes place under its roof. Whether your school is urban or rural, prosperous or struggling, School Culture Rewired is the ultimate guide to making sure that the culture in your school is guided first and foremost by what's best for your students.

The Ten Minute Inservice

The Ten Minute Inservice
Author: Todd Whitaker,Annette Breaux
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-02-20
ISBN 10: 1118551176
ISBN 13: 9781118551172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ten Minute Inservice Book Review:

Quick, easy, specific steps that make a difference in teaching and learning Busy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increase teacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book shows principals and staff developers how to improve teaching school-wide through high-impact inservices lasting only ten minutes—incorporated easily into weekly staff meetings. Written by popular education consultants Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux, this important book offers 40 teacher-tested, mini-workshops that can improve teaching in every classroom. The book covers a range of topics, from behavior challenges and parent engagement to motivating students and making lessons meaningful. Offers school leaders a proven plan to help every teacher improve on a weekly basis by conducting simple 10-minute inservice workshops Offers staff developers, new teacher induction coordinators, mentors, and Professional Learning Communities ideas for effective training sessions Each of the 40 mini-training sessions offered include tips on how to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, and implementation activities to ensure lasting learning Whitaker and Breaux are bestselling education authors with a proven track record improving teacher effectiveness This handy resource contains a simple and effective method for improving teacher effectiveness school wide.