What Great Teachers Do Differently Seventeen Things That Matter Most

ISBN-10: 1596671998
ISBN-13: 9781596671997
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Todd Whitaker
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

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

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Introduction to the Second Edition
Why Look at Great?
Studying Effective Teachers
It's People, Not Programs
Programs Come and Go
How Open Classrooms Got Started
Assertive Discipline: The Problem or the Solution?
It's Not What You Do, It's How You Do It
The Poor Lecturer's Classroom
The Power of Expectations
Expectations
Rules
Stop the Thumping!
Consequences
Set Expectations at the Start of the Year
We Are Still Undefeated
If You Say Something, Mean It
The Football Coach
This Time, I Really Mean It
Smile When You Say That
When You Are Ready
From Four to Three
Class Rules the Day
Prevention versus Revenge
When a Student Misbehaves
Sending Students to the Office
"Nuthin' Happened"
A Teacher's Bag of Tricks
Respect Your Students, Their Parents-and Yourself
Twenty-Four Students on the Side of the Teacher
Restoring Trust
High Expectations-for Whom?
Are High Expectations Important?
Who Is the Variable?
Who Is the Variable in the Classroom?
What If the Students Do Poorly?
How Do We Deal with the Demands of Others?
Focus on Students First
Change for Students' Sake?
How Broad Is Your Vision?
Three Ways to React
Focus on Colleagues Second
The Hotel California
Remember What Matters
How Do You View Your Siam?
Ten Days Out of Ten
We Never Forget That One Time
You Do Not Have to Like the Students
The Power of Praise
Five Strategies That Help Praise Work
Too Much Nice
Be the Filter
How Is Your Day Going?
The Angry Parent
When the Teacher Sneezes
One Goal, Every Day
Where the Elite Meet?
The World Outside School
"This Is the Worst Group of Kids We've Ever Had"
Perception Can Become Reality
Don't Need to Repair-Always Do Repair
Some Never Need to Repair-But Always Do
Some Always Need to Repair-But Never Do
I Am Sorry That Happened
The Highway Patrol
The Ability to Ignore
Hey, Pretzel Face!
Ignore Minor Errors
Understand the High Achievers
Random or Plandom?
Why Does Jimmy Always Pick Billy?
The All-school Assembly
The Faculty Meeting
Base Every Decision on the Best People
Shoplifters Will Be Prosecuted!
This Means You!
What Will the Best Students Think?
The Best Students Will Be "Fine" No Matter What
The Teacher's Pet
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
Put Yourself in Their Position
Teacher Pleasers
Model the Behavior You Expect
How Others See Us
What Do You Choose to Be?
What About These Darn Standardized Tests?
Without Success, Tests Become the School
Raise Those Test Scores!
Keep Testing in Perspective
So, You Want to Improve Your Reading Scores?
Make It Cool to Care
Having a "Cool" Classroom
The Great Teacher
Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Who Are the Legends?
Touch the Heart, Then Teach the Child
Clarify Your Core
Seventeen Things That Matter Most
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