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What Great Principals Do Differently: Eighteen Things That Matter Most

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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
  • Dealing with negative or ineffective staff ...
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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596672000
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 42,508
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Why Look at Great?

2 It's People, Not Programs

3 Develop an Accurate Sense of Self

4 Who Is the Variable?

5 Treat Everyone with Respect, Every Day, All the Time

6 Be the Filter

7 Teach the Teachers

8 Hire Great Teachers

9 Understand the Dynamics of Change

10 Standardized Testing

11 Focus on Behavior, Then Focus on Beliefs

12 Loyal to Whom?

13 Base Every Decision on Your Best Teachers

14 In Every Situation, Ask Who Is Most Comfortable and Who Is Least Comfortable

15 Understand the High Achievers

16 Make It Cool to Care

17 Don't Need to Repair-Always Do Repair

18 Deal with Negative or Ineffective Staff Members

19 Set Expectations at the Start of the Year

20 Clarify Your Core

Eighteen Things That Matter Most

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    Simple Advice quick read

    Although this was required reading for a college course, it contains some basic advice. It is a quick read. A nice philosophy for all beginning principals to follow.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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