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
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.
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.
* "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.
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).
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!
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.
Busy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increaseteacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book showsprincipals and staff developers how to improve teaching school-widethrough high-impact inservices lasting only tenminutes—incorporated easily into weekly staff meetings.Written by popular education consultants Todd Whitaker and AnnetteBreaux, this important book offers 40 teacher-tested,mini-workshops that can improve teaching in every classroom. Thebook covers a range of topics, from behavior challenges and parentengagement to motivating students and making lessonsmeaningful.Offers school leaders a proven plan to help every teacherimprove on a weekly basis by conducting simple 10-minute inserviceworkshopsOffers staff developers, new teacher induction coordinators,mentors, and Professional Learning Communities ideas for effectivetraining sessionsEach of the 40 mini-training sessions offered include tips onhow to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, andimplementation activities to ensure lasting learningWhitaker and Breaux are bestselling education authors with aproven track record improving teacher effectiveness
This handy resource contains a simple and effective method forimproving teacher effectiveness school wide.
In a lively and engaging style, Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker share 50 simple, straightforward techniques for improving student behavior and increasing student cooperation, participation, and achievement. Each practical, well-defined strategy can be applied in classrooms of all grade levels and subjects. Strategies include:
How to make students more responsible How to nip potential problems in the bud Learning what to overlook Establishing classroom rules and procedures Teaching in small bites (It makes students hungrier!)
As student behavior improves, so too will the quality of learning in your classroom. With this book, you can begin to introduce a host of new strategies into your teaching practice today!
Companion Study Guide Available