What Great Principals Do Differently Eighteen Things That Matter Most

ISBN-10: 1596672005

ISBN-13: 9781596672000

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Todd Whitaker

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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 differently.
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List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

About the Author
Introduction to the Second Edition
Why Look at Great?
Studying Effective Principals
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?
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
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?
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
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"
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
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
Understand the Dynamics of Change
Culture and Change
Classroom Culture
Climate Change
My Dear Aunt Sally
What Happened?
How the Best Teachers View Change
Challenges versus Opportunities
Never Even See the "Before"
Standardized Testing
Without Success, Tests Become the School
Keep Testing in Perspective
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
Loyal to Whom?
Loyalty to the Students
What Is Best for the Student(s)?
What Is Best for the School?
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
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
Understand the High Achievers
Ignore Minor Errors
Autonomy and Recognition
Teacher Evaluations
What About Burnout?
Make It Cool to Care
Having a "Cool" School
The Great Teacher
Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Who Are the Legends?
Touch the Emotional Side
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
Deal with Negative or Ineffective Staff Members
We All Have Them
The Best Teachers Know
You Are Not a Miracle Worker
Adults Behaving Like Children
The Opening Session
Make Your Presence Matter
Day by Day, in Every Way
Out from Behind the Desk
The Walkthrough
Nicely Done
Go for What Matters
There Isn't Anyone Else
"Avoid" Is Not a Strategy
Set Expectations at the Start of the Year
We Are Still Undefeated
Why Every Year?
Teacher Expectations for Classroom Management
Clarify Your Core
Eighteen Things That Matter Most
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