What Great Principals Do Differently

Eighteen Things That Matter Most

Author: Todd Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317925858

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 2748

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.

Great Quotes for Great Educators

Author: Dale Lumpa,Todd Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131792620X

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 3539

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.

Shifting the Monkey

The Art of Protecting Good People From Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers

Author: Todd Whitaker

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1936763117

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 3819

Poor employees get a disproportionate amount of attention. Why? Because they complain the loudest, create the greatest disruptions, and rely on others to assume the responsibilities that they shirk. Learn how to focus on your good employees first, and help them shift these “monkeys” back to the underperformers. Through a simple but brilliant metaphor, the author helps you reinvigorate your staff and transform your organization.

Leading Good Schools to Greatness

Mastering What Great Principals Do Well

Author: Susan P. Gray,William A. Streshly

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452237492

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 7590

Build your capacity to lead your school to greatness! Great leaders are made, not born. Written by the authors of From Good Schools to Great Schools, this sequel shows how great school leaders can be developed and how leaders can acquire the powerful personal leadership characteristics that the best administrators use to lead their schools to greatness. Chapters include: Self-assessments that reveal your inherent leadership dispositions Tips from exceptional principals in the field Strategies and case studies for developing specific leadership qualities Application exercises that put the strategies into action Reflection activities that encourage professional growth

Motivating & Inspiring Teachers

The Educational Leader's Guide for Building Staff Morale

Author: Todd Whitaker,Beth Whitaker,Dale Lumpa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317930703

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 634

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

The Ten-Minute Inservice

40 Quick Training Sessions that Build Teacher Effectiveness

Author: Todd Whitaker,Annette Breaux

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118551176

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 8159

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.

Dealing with Difficult Teachers, Third Edition

Author: Todd Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317820738

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 8661

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!

How to Thrive as a Teacher Leader

Author: John G. Gabriel

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416600310

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 9241

Offers advice to teachers who chair departments, lead committees, manage teams, coordinate programs, or mentor other teachers on accomplishing the formal and informal tasks required at every grade level.

The Secret Solution

How One Principal Discovered the Path to Success

Author: Todd Whitaker,Sam Miller,Ryan A. Donlan

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1475806159

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 438

The secret of effective leadership can elude even the best principals. In The Secret Solution, How One Principal Discovered the Path to Success, a principal travels a journey through four distinct leadership styles as he works to transform a school. On this journey, he encounters characters familiar to all of us who have worked in education, including superstars, fence-sitters, and even bullies. This quick-reading parable provides practical guidance for both current and future administrators, immediately relevant in applying knowledge to practice. Readers will quickly recognize staff from their own buildings who come to life in this engaging story.

Dealing with Difficult Parents

Author: Todd Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131738251X

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 912

Communicating with parents is one of the most challenging and potentially stressful tasks that teachers face on a daily basis. Whether trying to resolve a heated argument or delivering bad news, it is essential to know how to handle difficult situations and establish positive relationships with your students’ parents. In this updated second edition of the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Parents, award-winning educators Todd Whitaker and Douglas J. Fiore help you develop a repertoire of tools and skills for comfortable and effective interaction with parents. The book’s features include: Tools to help you understand parents’ motivations and how to work with them rather than against them; Detailed scripts for dealing with even the most stubborn and volatile parents; New strategies for increasing parent involvement to foster student success; An all-new chapter on the role that social media can play in interacting with parents; and A new chapter on initiating contact with parents to build positive credibility. This must-read book will equip you with the skills you need to expertly navigate even the most challenging encounters with parents, and walk away feeling that you have made a positive and meaningful impact.

Student-Centered Leadership

Author: Viviane Robinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118090292

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 7606

Student-Centered Leadership offers a timely and thoughtful resource for school leaders who want to turn their ideals into action. Written by educational leadership expert Viviane Robinson, the book shows leaders how they can make a bigger difference to the quality of teaching and learning in their school and ultimately improve their students' performance. This book is based not on fad or fashion but on the best available evidence about the impact of different types of leadership on student outcomes. The book includes examples of five types of leadership practice as well as rich accounts of the knowledge and skills that leaders need to employ them with confidence. Filled with practical lessons, clear information, and much inspiration, Robinson encourages leaders to experiment with changing how they lead so they can transform their schools for the better. Student-Centered Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series. Praise for Student-Centered Leadership "Student-Centered Leadership shines with clarity and practical, powerful ideas. Add this book to your leadership library."—Michael Fullan, author, The Six Secrets of Change and Leading in a Culture of Change "Viviane Robinson's compelling book is both evidence based and profoundly practical."—Steve Munby, chief executive, National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services, England "This book will be an equally important resource for individual school leaders, professional developers, and administrator-preparation programs. There will be two copies on my shelf—one to loan and one for my own reference."—Karen Seashore Louis, Regents Professor, University of Minnesota

Study Guide: What Great Principals Do Differently, 2nd Edition

Eighteen Things That Matter Most

Author: Beth Whitaker,Todd Whitaker,Jeffrey Zoul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317925009

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 3457

Designed to be used by facilitators and participants in seminars, book study groups, or other professional development events, this book guides critical thinking, collaboration, and professional growth based on the concepts in Todd Whitaker's best-selling title, What Great Principals Do Differently (2nd edition). 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.

Leadership Tools for School Principals

Author: Nelson Coulter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982632635

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 3627

Provides information on the skills and processes related to being a school principal.

School Culture Rewired

How to Define, Assess, and Transform It

Author: Steve Gruenert,Todd Whitaker

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416619909

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 8946

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.

Leading in a Culture of Change

Author: Michael Fullan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118622995

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 8704

"At the very time the need for effective leadership is reaching critical proportions, Michael Fullan's Leading in a Culture of Change provides powerful insights for moving forward. We look forward to sharing it with our grantees." --Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation "Fullan articulates clearly the core values and practices of leadership required at all levels of the organization. Using specific examples, he convinces us that the key change principles are equally critical for leadership in business and education organizations." --John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation "In Leading in a Culture of Change, Michael Fullan deftly combines his expertise in school reform with the latest insights in organizational change and leadership. The result is a compelling and insightful exposition on how leaders in any setting can bring about lasting, positive, systemic change in their organizations." --John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership "Michael Fullan's work is remarkable. He masterfully captures how leaders can significantly improve their learning and performance, even in the uncontrollable, chaotic circumstances in which they practice. A tour de force." --Anthony Alvarado, chancellor of instruction, San Diego City Schools "Too often schools and businesses are seen as separate and foreign places. Michael Fullan blends the best of knowledge from each into an exemplary template for improving leadership in both." --Terrence E. Deal, coauthor of Leading with Soul Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing new and daunting challenges--rapid-paced developments in technology, sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in the public arena. If they are to survive in this chaotic environment, leaders must develop the skills they need to lead effectively no matter how fast the world around them is changing. Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique and imaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the change process. Michael Fullan--an internationally acclaimed expert in organizational change--shows how leaders in all types of organizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptional leaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on the topic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of large scale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence of powerful themes or, as he calls them, the five core competencies. By integrating the five core competencies--attending to a broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process, cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a vision and context for creating coherence in organizations--leaders will be empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformed into exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize their compatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions of constant change.

Your First Year as Principal

Everything You Need to Know that They Don't Teach You in School

Author: Tena Green

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601386249

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 529

As you sit at your desk behind the door ominously marked âeoePrincipalâe(tm)s Office,âe you are suddenly struck with a feeling of terror; what have you gotten yourself into? Being a principal is a difficult job filled with great responsibility and stress. Before you panic, you should know that most principals survive the first year. However, Your First Year as a Principal will help make the first year easier, providing you with all the information you did not learn in school. With the help of this extensively researched book, first-year principals will learn how to step out from behind the previous principalâe(tm)s shadow, how to make changes without changing too much too soon, and how to deal with teachers, parents, and students. You will also learn how to handle the stresses of the job, how to find a mentor, and how to plan for public relations. You will learn about the common mistakes first-year principals make and how to avoid them. You will learn about all of the duties that fall on your shoulders and how to handle that responsibility. You will also learn how to build strong relationships with teachers and staff, how to pick your battles, how to handle bullying in your school, how to boost staff morale, how to discipline students, and how to deal with conflicts. Ultimately, you will clearly understand what comes with being a principal. You will be able to clarify and define your roles, expectations, and responsibilities. Novice and veteran principals alike, who have all previously been in your position, offer their advice and tips on surviving your first year and excelling beyond. Also included are from-the-headlines blurbs to help you handle recent education policy changes. Whether you are the principal of a small, large, public, private, charter, urban, rural, or suburban school, Your First Year as a Principal will be an indispensable companion. With the help of this book, not only will you survive, you will also enthusiastically look forward to your sophomore year. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Collaborative Leadership

Six Influences That Matter Most

Author: Peter M. DeWitt

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506337139

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 3881

Get the ammunition you need to fuel collaborative leadership in your school. What type of leadership do you practice? Many of us rely on transformational and instructional leadership. But there are advantages in applying a holistic angle including all stakeholders—an approach known as collaborative leadership. Peter DeWitt unpacks six factors framed through John Hattie’s research while painting a powerful scheme: meet stakeholders where they are, motivate stakeholders to strive for improvement, model how to do it. The blueprint will inspire you to: Transform your leadership practice Identify where you can make changes Build and empower your team Incorporate all stakeholders into the conversation

Classroom Instruction that Works

Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement

Author: Robert J. Marzano,Debra Pickering,Jane E. Pollock

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871205041

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 9884

How do you bring research findings into the classroom and how do you find the time to research the research? In this valuable resource, the authors have examined decades of research findings to distill the results into nine categories of teaching strategies that have positive effects on student learning.

Study Guide: What Great Principals Do Differently, 2nd Edition

Eighteen Things That Matter Most

Author: Beth Whitaker,Todd Whitaker,Jeffrey Zoul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138130609

Category:

Page: 112

View: 762

Designed to be used by facilitators and participants in seminars, book study groups, or other professional development events, this book guides critical thinking, collaboration, and professional growth based on the concepts in Todd Whitaker's best-selling title, What Great Principals Do Differently(2nd edition). 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.

Reading with Meaning

Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades

Author: Debbie Miller

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109552

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 5411

In the second edition of Reading with Meaning, Debbie Miller shares her new thinking about comprehension strategy instruction, the gradual release of responsibility instructional model, and planning for student engagement and independence. It has been ten years since the first edition, in which Debbie chronicled a year in her own classroom. Reading with Meaning, Second Edition supports that work and expands her vision of strategy instruction and intentional teaching and learning. Debbie believes that every child deserves at least a full year of growth during each classroom year and offers planning documents with matching assessments to ensure that no child falls through the cracks. The second edition also provides new book recommendations that will engage and delight students, and current picture books for reading aloud and strategy instruction. This new edition reflects Debbie's professional experiences and judgment, her work in classrooms and collaboration with colleagues, and the current research in the field, showcasing her newest, best thinking.