Start Right Now

Start  Right  Now Author Todd Whittaker
ISBN-10 0996989684
Year 2016-12-31
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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In their work leading up to Start. Right. Now. Whitaker, Zoul, and Casas studied educators across the nation and discovered four behaviors of excellence: Excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day. If you are ready to take the first step toward excellence, this book will put you on the right path.

What Connected Educators Do Differently

What Connected Educators Do Differently Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781317566427
Year 2015-02-18
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas are widely acclaimed experts on teaching and leading and are pioneers in the education twitterverse, and now they are sharing their best practices! In What Connected Educators Do Differently, they show how being a connected educator—by using social media to connect with peers across the country and even across the globe—will greatly enhance your own learning and your success in a school or classroom. You’ll find out how to create a personal and professional learning network to share resources and ideas, gain support, and make an impact on others. By customizing your professional development in this way, you’ll be able to learn what you want, how you want, when you want. Best of all, you’ll become energized and inspired by all the great ideas out there and how you can contribute, benefiting both you and your students. 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!

Shifting the Monkey

Shifting the Monkey Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781936763115
Year 2014-03-17
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Solution Tree Press
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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, the author helps you reinvigorate your staff and transform your organization.

A Leader s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom

A Leader s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom Author John R. Wink
ISBN-10 1942496923
Year 2016-11-11
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher
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To ensure learning for all students, schools must first build support systems that guarantee excellence for all teachers. This resource examines the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence, which prioritizes the order of teacher development for ultimate success. Each chapter begins with a teacher narrative and ends with a reflection tool, which challenges readers to apply chapter content to their work as education leaders. Benefits Learn why teachers need to know their students as deeply as they know the lessons they share with these students if they want to maximize learning. Study research that proves we need excellent teachers for students to experience significant growth in learning. Consult schoolwide, team, and individualized support systems and interventions, which strengthen teachers at every level of need and experience. Learn how the author's Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence relates to Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in order to address specific areas for teacher improvement and growth. Contents About the Author Introduction 1 Every Teacher Counts 2 Leading for Excellence--Learning Resources 3 Leading for Excellence--Classroom Routines and Procedures 4 Leading for Excellence--Relationships for Learning 5 Leading for Excellence--Student Engagement 6 Leading for Excellence--Rigor and Mastery 7 Leading for Excellence--Creative Strategies for Individual Students 8 Leading for Excellence--Teacher Leadership References and Resources Index

Teach Smart

Teach Smart Author P J Caposey
ISBN-10 9781317918479
Year 2013-12-17
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Transform your classroom from teacher-centered to learner-centered! This book shows you how with eleven easy-to-implement strategies you can use immediately to put students at the center! Get your students geared up for success and high achievement with great ideas for providing a roadmap;giving the work back;differentiating daily instruction;communicating for your audience, not to your audience;giving students choices;planning intentional engagement;

Building Choral Excellence

Building Choral Excellence Author Steven M. Demorest
ISBN-10 0195165500
Year 2003-04-01
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
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Designed for both the practicing choral director and the choral methods student, this is a compact and comprehensive overview of the many teaching methods, strategies, materials, and assessments available for choral sight-singing instruction. Sight-singing is an important, if sometimes neglected, facet of choral music education that often inspires fear and uncertainty in student and teacher alike. Written in an accessible style, this book takes the mystery out of teaching music reading. Topics covered include the history of sight-singing pedagogy and research, prominent methods and materials, and practical strategies for teaching and assessment. This is the only book to provide such a wealth of information under one cover and will become an essential part of every choral conductor's library.

Learning Transformed

Learning Transformed Author Eric C. Sheninger
ISBN-10 9781416623922
Year 2017-06-06
Pages 163
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Eric Sheninger and Thomas Murray outline eight keys to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so today's learners are prepared for success.

Your First Year

Your First Year Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781317296867
Year 2016-04-28
Pages 134
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Learn all the essentials for making your first year of teaching a success! In this exciting new book, 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 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).

The Hero Maker

The Hero Maker Author Ryan Donlan
ISBN-10 9781317335573
Year 2017-02-03
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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Learn how to turn your school board members into heroes by helping them make smart, worthwhile decisions that they will deserve to brag about. In this much-needed book, Ryan Donlan and Todd Whitaker offer practical strategies to help superintendents develop better working relationships with their boards. You’ll discover how to: reconnect board members to the real purpose of education, despite their agendas work with your board more effectively during meetings and at times in between guide board members into more productive roles when they overreach beyond policymaking connect and communicate with board members regardless of personality encourage board members to play to their strengths start each school year undefeated and know when it is time to move on. Each chapter contains hero-making tips to help you get started. The book also includes a special feature on board personalities and the Process Communication Model® (PCM), a method that will make it easier to avoid miscommunication with board members. With this practical book, you'll be able to overcome the challenges of the superintendent–board relationship so that your board can make better decisions for those who matter most—the students.

School Culture Recharged Strategies to Energize Your Staff and Culture

School Culture Recharged  Strategies to Energize Your Staff and Culture Author Steve Gruenert
ISBN-10 9781416623489
Year 2017-02-16
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Why do some schools succeed while others struggle? Why do policies and programs often fail to deliver what they promise? In this follow-up to their insightful School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It, authors Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school’s culture and staff. Written as a standalone guide, School Culture Recharged clarifies the difference between culture and climate and zeroes in on key school improvement efforts, including * Moving from the culture you have to the culture you want; * Using the school’s culture to improve teaching, job satisfaction, and morale; * Maximizing the intentions of professional learning communities; and * Developing organizational habits--rules and rituals--that can contribute to positive change. For education leaders at all levels, this book delivers a compelling message: Understanding and harnessing the transformative power of school culture can propel your school into the kind of place where teachers want to work, administrators can focus on what matters most, and students can thrive.

Teach Reflect Learn

Teach  Reflect  Learn Author Pete Hall
ISBN-10 9781416620105
Year 2015-04-15
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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“It’s not the doing that matters; it’s the thinking about the doing,” said John Dewey. As a teacher, you work hard to make a positive difference in the lives of your students. But this kind of progress doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t happen accidentally. It’s the result of intentionality, planning, effort . . . and thought. The difference between learning a skill and being able to implement it effectively resides in your capacity to engage in deep, continuous thought about that skill. In other words, recognizing why you do something is often more important than knowing how to do it. To help you deepen your thinking and reflect on your capacity as an educator, Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral return to the Continuum of Self-Reflection, which they introduced to coaches and administrators in their best-selling Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success, and redesign its implementation so you can take charge of your own professional growth. In these pages, you’ll find tools specifically made to enhance self-reflection on professional practice, including the Continuum of Self-Reflection and the Reflective Cycle. You’ll be able to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction, and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.

BrandED

BrandED Author Eric Sheninger
ISBN-10 9781119244561
Year 2017-04-24
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Tell your school's story and grow your personal and school brand BrandED shows school leaders how to move beyond mascots and clever taglines to showcase their school's assets-and enhance communication with students, parents and all stakeholders. Through smart conversations about the genuine power of branding in education, this book shows how a "BrandED" mindset can improve schools by strengthening relationships, improving communication, telling your story, and increasing resources. Ideas borrowed from the world of business are adjusted for the unique needs of education. Practical tools, templates, and resources allow you to implement the strategies presented quickly and easily, while stories of real-world schools illustrate what BrandED thinking can do for your students, teachers, and community. Today's school leaders cannot remain in the ivory tower. This book will help you drive positive transformation as you craft and share the powerful story of your unique school brand. Leverage digital tools to become the storyteller-in-chief and build better community relationships Strengthen internal and external communications among students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders Increase resources by establishing strategic partnerships and strengthening ties to key stakeholders Promote connectivity, transparency, and community to build a positive culture that extends beyond the schoolhouse door Authors Eric Sheninger and Trish Rubin, experts on school branding and change leadership, show you how BrandED thinking captures the focused spirit of the outstanding work taking place in schools every day; work that can be easily recognized, talked about, and valued. Get the word out, and invite the community in to build the positive relationships that benefit everyone.

Never Underestimate Your Teachers Instructional Leadership for Excellence in Every Classroom

Never Underestimate Your Teachers  Instructional Leadership for Excellence in Every Classroom Author Robyn R. Jackson
ISBN-10 9781416616276
Year 2013-05-10
Pages 174
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Any teacher can be a master teacher. So says Robyn R. Jackson, author of the best-selling Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching. In this book for school leaders, Jackson presents a new model for understanding teaching as a combination of skill and will and explains the best ways to support individual teachers' ongoing professional development. Here, you'll learn how to meet your teachers where they are and help every one of them--from the raw novice to the savvy veteran, from the initiative-weary to the change-challenged to the already outstanding--develop the mindset and habits of master teachers. Real-life examples, practical tools, and strategies for managing time and energy demands will help you build your leadership capacity as you raise the level of instructional excellence throughout your school. To move your school forward, you must move the people in it. If you want a master teacher every classroom, you must commit to helping every teacher be a master teacher. That work begins here.

Lead Like a PIRATE

Lead Like a PIRATE Author Shelley Burgess
ISBN-10 1946444006
Year 2017-03-15
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher
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In Lead Like a PIRATE Burgess and Houf map out the traits necessary to captain a school or district. You'll learn where to find the treasure already in your schools-and how to bring out the best in your team. This book will equip and encourage you to be relentless in your quest to make school amazing for your students, staff and communities.

Sustainable Excellence

Sustainable Excellence Author Zachary Karabell
ISBN-10 9781609612115
Year 2010-10-12
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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How the world's most influential companies are building business strategies that tackle the biggest global challenges. Today's business landscape is changing in fundamental ways: Natural resources are growing ever more scarce and expensive. Technology and changing consumer expectations are making transparency a fact of life. The rise of emerging economies creates vast market opportunities for companies--and better living standards for hundreds of millions. In Sustainable Excellence, Aron Cramer and Zachary Karabell tell the stories of the companies who are transforming themselves by responding to these paradigm shifts and in the process shaping the future. From their work with these Global 1000 companies, Cramer and Karabell know firsthand how business can successfully grapple with big-picture issues like resource scarcity, supply chain complexities, and the diverse expectations of government and the public. In Sustainable Excellence, they tell the story of how Coca-Cola and Greenpeace collaborated on a refrigerator that fights climate change. They show how companies like Best Buy and Nike are transforming the very products they sell to deliver more value to consumers with less waste. They recount how GE and Google created an innovative partnership that is developing "smart grids" that radically reduce energy use. And they show how business leaders like Starbucks' founder and CEO Howard Schultz put sustainable excellence at the center of his company's business strategy. Through these and other fascinating stories, Sustainable Excellence makes the case for a different way of doing business--one that will define both business success and economic vitality in the 21st century.