Start Right Now

Author: Todd Whittaker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781946444356
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Are You Ready to Take the First Step Toward Excellence? What does it take to be the very best teacher--or the very best leader? What sets excellent educators apart from their peers? And how can you join their ranks? In their work leading up to Start. Right. Now. Todd Whitaker, Jeff Zoul, and Jimmy Casas studied educators from across the nation and discovered four key behaviors of excellence: Excellent Leaders and Teachers... Know the Way From their content to best practices, these educators know their stuff. Show the Way Casting a bright vision for the future, these educators see possibilities where others see problems. Go the Way Leading by example is a way of life for the very best. and Grow Each Day A focus on personal and professional development helps these educators succeed. Wherever you are on your journey as an educator, choose to become even greater still--our kids are worth it. Start. Right. Now.

Start Right Now

Author: Todd Whittaker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996989688
Format: PDF
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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

Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317566424
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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!

Leading by Design

Author: Cassandra Erkens
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542311
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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By focusing on what students learn rather than what they are taught, schools can redefine their mission and begin the transition to a professional learning community. After interviewing and observing principals, administrators, and teachers, the authors identify seven leadership practices that effective PLC leaders share, along with the techniques that have led them to sustainable success.

Teachers as Servant Leaders

Author: Joe D. Nichols
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442204540
Format: PDF, ePub
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In today's political environment with the emphasis on testing, standards, and accountability, teachers can easily feel frustrated by the amount of time and resources left over for teaching_for guiding students not only in academics but also in character education. Educators can find themselves losing focus of what initially inspired them to teach. Teachers as Servant Leaders provides pre-service teachers and those currently in the profession with a renewed perspective of not just being a content expert or classroom/behavioral manager, but leaders within their own classrooms, school buildings, and local communities. Building on Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness by Robert Greenleaf, this book applies the concept of servant leadership to the classroom teacher where the focus is on service to students, parents, colleagues, the school and community.

Tools for Teaching

Author: Barbara Gross Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470569450
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings.

Literacy Essentials

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625310374
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First edition published: Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association, 2012, under title Literacy and learning lessons from a longtime teacher.

Culturize

Author: Jimmy Casas
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781946444769
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Eradicate Average! CULTURIZE Your School. Average schools don't inspire greatness--and greatness is what our world needs if we are going to produce world-changing learners. In Culturize, author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion. His stories reveal how these "soft skills" can be honed while meeting and exceeding academic standards of twenty-first-century learning. You'll learn... How to reach those who seem unreachable What to do when students disengage or drop out of school How to ensure your learners feel cared for and empowered How to create an environment where all learners are challenged and inspired to be their best ______ "Jimmy Casas guides readers to understand that school culture must be a daily focal point for all school leaders." --Beverly Hutton, Ed.D., Deputy Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) "No matter your title or profession, page after page of this book will inspire you." --Kayla Delzer, CEO, Top Dog Teaching Inc. "Read this book to culturize your school and to live your excellence--every day." --Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools

Excellence in Execution

Author: Robin Speculand
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1683501446
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Excellence in Execution is about how to execute strategy. Leaders today recognize that they need to have the ability to craft strategy and that they require the skills to execute it. But almost all books, blogs, talks, articles and other material discuss “why” execution is important, not how to achieve excellence in execution. Excellence in Execution aims to start where almost all leave off. It takes the reader on the implementation journey and is in two parts. Part One addresses "Transforming the Approach." It focuses on changing the current thinking and attitude of leaders. Two thirds of strategy execution still fail and a different approach is required. A new language and terms are introduced such as, Strategy Cadence, Execution Juxtaposition, Decoding the Execution Challenge, Mavericks Network, Review Rhythm and the Three Themes Broad of Execution. Part Two is about "Making It Your Own" and explains how to do this by providing the required mindset, skillset and toolset. It explains in detail what is required to:

Teaching Matters

Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 1596672404
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The examples and wisdom in this book will benefit teachers, principals, superintendents, professors and anyone else in the field of education. It will show you how to: - rekindle the excitement of the first day of school all year long - understand how praise helps the giver as well as the receiver - approach every day in a "Thank God It Is Monday" frame of mind - not let negative people ruin your day - learn specific things you can do to have a great day at work - fall in love with teaching all over again This book is for you if you've ever found yourself having trouble remembering why you chose education. It will show you how to recharge your batteries and help you be at your best every day.