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What Great Principals Do Differently : Eighteen Things That Matter Most.

Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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; and, Dealing with negative or ineffective staff members. One of the nation's leading  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Whitaker, Todd.
What Great Principals Do Differently : Eighteen Things That Matter Most.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Whitaker
ISBN: 9781317925859 1317925858
OCLC Number: 870590988
Notes: Who Are the Legends?
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; About the Author; Contents; Introduction; Introduction to the Second Edition; 1 Why Look at Great?; Studying Effective Principals; 2 It's People, Not Programs; Two Ways to Improve Our Schools; How Open Classrooms Got Started; Assertive Discipline: The Problem or the Solution?; Individual Teacher Development; Rewards: Punishment or Encouragement?; 3 Develop an Accurate Sense of Self; Is Your Door Open?; Self-Awareness Is a Skill; The Ice Cream Truck; How Attuned Are You?; Faculty Meeting Feedback; Listen to the Best; The Gift of Confidence. 4 Who Is the Variable?Who Is the Variable in the Classroom?; What If the Students Do Poorly?; Hey, Who's Responsible for This School?; Are High Expectations Important?; How Do We Deal with the Demands of Others?; 5 Treat Everyone with Respect, Every Day, All the Time; We Never Forget That One Time; Twenty-Four Students on the Side of the Teacher; Perception Becomes Reality-One Way or Another; Take a Positive Approach Each Day; Too Much Nice; 6 Be the Filter; How Is Your Day Going?; The Sense of Calm; The Angry Parent; Raise Those Test Scores!; When the Principal Sneezes; Stop the Thumping! The One Goal of Every Faculty Meeting"This Is the Worst Group of Kids We've Ever Had"; 7 Teach the Teachers; Teachers Do the Best They Know How; The Test Score Dilemma; The Poor Lecturer; Model Effective Interactions; We Can't Teach from the Office; Get Teachers into Each Other's Classrooms; The Talent Exchange; 8 Hire Great Teachers; The Great Principal's Goal; Wanted: Leaders!; Hire for Talent; Experience Is Not the Best Teacher; the Best Teacher Is the Best Teacher; There Is No Pecking Order; Start Induction at the Interview; 9 Understand the Dynamics of Change; Culture and Change. Classroom CultureClimate Change; My Dear Aunt Sally; What Happened?; How the Best Teachers View Change; Challenges versus Opportunities; Never Even See the "Before"; 10 Standardized Testing; Without Success, Tests Become the School; Keep Testing in Perspective; 11 Focus on Behavior, Then Focus on Beliefs; Understand Incentives; Let's Call Those Parents; Let's Praise Those Students; Let's Improve Those Instructional Practices; 12 Loyal to Whom?; Loyalty to the Students; What Is Best for the Student(s)?; What Is Best for the School?; 13 Base Every Decision on Your Best Teachers. What Will Your Best Teachers Think?Implementing a New Idea; The Best Teachers Will Be "Fine" No Matter What; Hey, I Said One Box of Paper Clips!; The Principal's Pet; 14 In Every Situation, Ask Who Is Most Comfortable and Who Is Least Comfortable; Treat Everyone As If They Were Good; Uncomfortable Feelings Make People Change-One Way or Another; Pay for Performance; 15 Understand the High Achievers; Ignore Minor Errors; Autonomy and Recognition; Teacher Evaluations; What About Burnout?; 16 Make It Cool to Care; Having a "Cool" School; The Great Teacher; Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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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; and, 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.
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