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What Great Principals Do Differently

8 ratings

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Inspire yourself and others with the second edition of this best-seller. 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 more than 20 powerful books for educators of every level. Discover what you can do differently.

©2012 Taylor & Francis (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Steve Marvel
Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People

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HBR's 10 Must Reads series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential ones on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever-changing business environment. Classic ideas, enduring advice, the best thinkers: HBR's 10 Must Reads. Managing people is fraught with challenges - even if you're a seasoned manager. Here's how to handle them. If you listen to nothing else on managing people, you should at least hear these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your employees' performance. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing People will inspire you to: Tailor your management styles to fit your people Motivate with more responsibility, not more money Support first-time managers Build trust by soliciting input Teach smart people how to learn from failure Build high-performing teams Manage your boss PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Your First Year

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Learn all the essentials for making your first year of teaching a success! In this exciting audiobook, internationally renowned educator Todd Whitaker teams up with his daughters - Madeline, an elementary teacher, and Katherine, a secondary teacher - to share advice and inspiration. They offer step-by-step guidance to thriving in your new role and overcoming the challenges that many new teachers face.  Topics include:   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 audiobook 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 audiobook will help you stay motivated on the path to success!

©2016 Taylor & Francis (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
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Essential Truths for Teachers

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Teachers deal with change on a regular basis, but there are some principles at the core of teaching that remain constant and that have the biggest impact on student achievement. In this inspiring book from Danny Steele, creator of the popular Steele Thoughts blog, and Todd Whitaker, best-selling author and speaker, you’ll learn how to focus on the most important things in the classroom, not just the 'current' things.  The authors reveal essential truths that will make you a more effective educator in areas such as student relationships, classroom management and classroom culture. The strategies are presented in digestible chunks, perfect for book studies, in-service sessions, mentorship meetings and other learning formats. With the inspiring anecdotes and insights in this book, you’ll be reminded of your greater purpose - making a difference in students’ lives.

©2019 Taylor & Francis (P)2019 Taylor & Francis

Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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What Great Teachers Do Differently

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What are the beliefs and behaviors that set great teachers apart? In this internationally renowned best seller, Todd Whitaker reveals 19 keys to becoming more effective in the classroom. This essential third edition features new sections on why it’s about more than relationships, how to focus on a consistent, engaging learning environment, and the importance of choosing the right mode - business, parent, child - to improve your classroom management. Perfect for educators at any level of experience, for independent reading or for schoolwide book studies, this practical book will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do the things that matter most for the people who matter most - your students.

©2020 Todd Whitaker (P)2020 Taylor & Francis

Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
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What Great Teachers Do Differently

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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

©2007 Taylor & Francis (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Al Kessel
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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What Great Principals Do Differently

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Written to accompany the third edition of Todd Whitaker's best-selling title What Great Principals Do Differently, this study guide can be used by facilitators and participants in workshops, webinars, book study groups or other professional development events. The guide features a variety of strategies and activities that will help principals apply the book’s concepts to their own situation, so they can get the most out of the book, increase their professional growth and have a greater impact as school leaders. Each chapter includes: Key concepts Discussion questions Journal prompts Group activities Application strategies With this study guide, you can gain a deeper understanding of Whitaker's acclaimed book and learn how to apply his concepts and ideas in daily practices.

©2020 Todd Whitaker (P)2020 Taylor & Francis

Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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The Ten-Minute Inservice

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Busy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increase teacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book shows principals and staff developers how to improve teaching school-wide through high-impact in services lasting only 10 minutes-incorporated easily into weekly staff meetings. Written by popular education consultants Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux, this important book offers 40 teacher-tested, mini-workshops that can improve teaching in every classroom. The book covers a range of topics, from behavior challenges and parent engagement to motivating students and making lessons meaningful. Offers school leaders a proven plan to help every teacher improve on a weekly basis by conducting simple ten-minute inservice workshops. Offers staff developers, new teacher induction coordinators, mentors, and Professional Learning Communities ideas for effective training sessions. Each of the forty mini-training sessions offered include tips on how to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, and implementation activities to ensure lasting learning. This handy resource contains a simple and effective method for improving teacher effectiveness school wide.

©2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
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Shifting the Monkey

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Poor employees get a disproportionate amount of attention. Why? Because they complain the loudest, create the greatest disruptions, and rely on others to assume the responsibilities that they shirk. Learn how to focus on your good employees first, and help them shift these “monkeys” back to the underperformers. Through a simple but brilliant metaphor, Todd Whitaker helps you reinvigorate your staff and transform your organization. This audio edition includes an exclusive bonus interview with the author, recorded in April 2020. Shifting the Monkey is expertly narrated by Scott Pollak.

©2012 Solution Tree Press (P)2020 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Scott R. Pollak
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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Hygge: Learn the Secrets of Danish Art of Happiness and Coziness

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Achieve a happy and fulfilled life using Hygge approach... Have you ever felt tired of nine-to-five rat race in your everyday life? Would you like to reduce or completely get rid of daily stress and anxiety? Or maybe, you already heard about the Hygge lifestyle, and now you want to try it yourself? If at least one of these questions got your attention, then keep reading... Hygge, an audiobook that will change your approach of life and will allow you to discover your true dreams and desires. It is really difficult in today’s world to live a quality life full of happiness, coziness, and inner peace. It is almost impossible to find a plan or a guide that would cover every single detail and allow you to make correct choices for your ultimate happiness, but Hygge comes really close to that. Personal life, carrier, business, nutrition, children, home, friends, family, just a general way of living life while making your own choices - that is Hygge. Hygge is a Danish lifestyle that will tell you how much you truly need to feel driven and fulfilled emotionally and physically. In this guide, you will find coverage of every aspect of Hygge in very detail and all different approaches explained according to your current situation. Here are a few specific things you will learn out of this audiobook: Three things that describe Hygge lifestyle How to configure your home the Hygge way? Six ways to embrace Hygge Must to know rules of a lifestyle for ultimate happiness Self-identification guide (find the best way to approach Hygge) The Secret of Hygge, what makes it so special? Much more... Now it is time for you to make a decision and take your life into your own hands. Get this audiobook now and discover your true happiness!

©2020 Julia Laraine (P)2020 Julia Laraine

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Essential Truths for Principals

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School principals are constantly being pulled in different directions. How do you focus on the things that matter most?   In this inspiring book from Danny Steele, creator of the popular Steele Thoughts blog, and Todd Whitaker, best-selling author and speaker, you’ll learn how to center your leadership on your core values and the practices that have the biggest impact. The authors reveal essential truths that will make you a more effective principal in areas such as school culture, appreciating teachers and empowering your staff. The strategies are presented in digestible chunks, perfect for book studies, professional development sessions and other learning formats. With the inspiring anecdotes and insights in this book, you’ll be reminded of your greater purpose - making a difference in students’ lives.

©2019 Taylor & Francis (P)2019 Taylor & Francis

Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
Available on Audible