Todd Whitaker looks right past buzz words and educational dogma. They included a handy Google form to request books. Johnson, I hate to bother you at work, but I just thought you might want to know that Kenny's teacher, Mrs. This is a short book, weighing in at 126 pp. She's been supporting teachers through this website since 2003. Even if you're a skilled veteran teacher, it doesn't hurt to be reminded of those timeless principles. I'm really glad that he did because within these first few years of teaching, I would like to be the most productive teacher I can be.
If a high-school sophomore has four out of four great teachers each day, then believe me, that sophomore will think the school is great. They expect students to be engaged no matter how irrelevant the material is. With wit and understanding, Todd Whitaker describes the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions of great teachers and explains what they do differently. I'm really glad that he did because within these first few years of teaching, I would like to be the most productive teacher I can be. It is not weight at all. Great teachers have high expectations for students but even higher expectations for themselves. This short but powerful pick up allowed me to reflect on what I've done this year and what I can do within the time I still have to change attitudes and behaviors.
Everyone who is a leader or manager should learn this doesn't work and how to actually solve the problem without making life harder for the majority of good performers. And I know people who think that teachers who depend on books like this probably can't figure out how be good teachers on their own--making the book an expensive, thin-gruel crutch with limited value to accomplished practitioners. All the way from kindergarten through college, the quality of the teachers determines our perception of the quality of the school. Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Model the behavior you expect from students……. Good advice, just nothing really new.
Improve the teachers you have. Filled with pearls of wisdom, humor, and practical strategies, the video will motivate your staff and inspire them to be the best they can, each and every day. One of the nation¿s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written many educational books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. In every situation, ask who is the most comfortable and who is least comfortable? After completing my 1st year teaching middle school in an inclusion setting, I really appreciate the advice from Mr. The reason their expectations are so high is because what we do is so important. I think it add a lot of very positive advice and it was super helpful for keeping me on a positive tract my first year.
This book served that purpose for me. I had to read this book twice. There is no room for cynics in education. Table of Contents Introduction 1 Why Look at Great? Todd Whitaker: Our core belief is that education is the single most important profession there is. What Great Teachers Do Differently is simple and inspiring.
Authors Wade and Hope King show you how to draw on your authentic self - your past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths - to deliver your content creatively. What's more, much of the advice to teachers is leavened with advice to principals author Whitaker was one himself. Picture yourself saying the following in an auditorium full of teachers: I truly believe that education is the most important profession there is. However, I felt it was important to have a positive referral program. What sets excellent educators apart from their peers? With ideas for everything from classroom management to inspiring student engagement, you will be able to perfect your teaching practice right away. And great teachers focus on real student learning and keep standardized testing in perspective—no excuses about the mandates from on high. This is my second year teaching and my principal gave this to me to read for fun.
This was a quick read with relevant and concise advice. Michael Fullan has said that a good philosophy is a l I know people who think this is the best book of teacher common sense ever printed. It's time to recognize that compliance doesn't foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity. We may have a fondness for one that has met with success -- or deep-seated resentment because another has been forced down people's throats -- but, if we take a closer look we might see what effective principals never forget: People, not programs, determine the quality of a school. Why was one program more successful than the other? I bought this book from a teacher's yard sale.
Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. The least effective teacher often has a different goal: revenge. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. This is a quick read. If you are a high school teacher or a kindergarten teacher, the seven steps in The Wild Card will give you the knowledge and the confidence to bring creative teaching strategies into your classroom. A former teacher and principal, Todd Whitaker has a relaxing, calm Every now and then one needs a refresher. It seemed like the kind of book that would be useful for teachers who use the canned worksheets with the big pictures and give extra credit for neatness.
The trend I see more often lately is that books are sparing in substance and the lion's share of their marketability is spent on zippy titles that are big on promises and woefully lacking on substance. This is a reasonably useful read for teachers and administrators. Base Every Decision on the Best People. They treat every person with respect. Every now and then one needs a refresher. The teachers are tired, the students are wound up, and everyone is just a little bit impatient.
How co Lots of the material in here isn't new, but it's good to have as a reference, especially if you are a teacher. We feel it is essential that all educators approach their work every day with a positive and enthusiastic frame of mind. I would recommend reading this book. Why not some other day? Why are they the most successful? 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. I called the parents at work for a very selfish reason that relates to the publicity issue. Angela Watson Angela is a National Board Certified Teacher with 11 years experience in the classroom, plus over a decade of experience as an instructional coach.