Start Right Now

Author: Todd Whittaker
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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
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ISBN: 9780996989688
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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.

Teach Smart

Author: P J Caposey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317657136
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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; asking better questions, and so much more! For each strategy, you get a clear example of what it looks like in action, as well as a breakdown of how to make it work in your classroom!

What Great Coaches Do Differently

Author: Rob Haworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317930053
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book describes the beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes of great athletic coaches. Where do they focus their attention? How do they spend their time and energy? And how can others gain the same advantages? Here, Rob Haworth and Todd Whitaker describe the qualities of champion athletes, coaches, and parents. Applying and extending the concepts presented in Whitaker's What Great Teachers Do Differently and What Great Principals Do Differently, this book demonstrates how effective coaching calls for "people skills" that the best coaches practice every day. Perfect for the coaches of your favorite school sports teams! "Plenty of real sports examples! The authors present a positive approach to understanding what great coaches do differently." -- Gene Shelkett, Principal, Eisenhower High School, Lawton, OK

What Connected Educators Do Differently

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

Teachers as Servant Leaders

Author: Joe D. Nichols
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442204540
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Leading by Design

Author: Cassandra Erkens
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542311
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Culturize

Author: Jimmy Casas
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781946444769
Format: PDF
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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

Teaching Matters

Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317927052
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Recharge your batteries and rekindle your excitement about teaching! This new, updated edition of the best-selling book, Teaching Matters: Motivating and Inspiring Yourself, offers practical advice on working with colleagues for inspiration, using social media to connect to other professionals, and adding fresh new appeal to your lessons. The practical ideas and inspirational examples in this book will help you keep your passion for education alive and thriving in your classroom. Get use-now tips on everything from creating a positive atmosphere in the classroom to dealing with difficult peers. This is truly a must-have motivational resource for all educators!

The Principled Principal

Author: Jeff Zoul
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781946444585
Format: PDF
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Jeffrey Zoul and Anthony McConnell know from personal experience that the role of school principal is one of the most challenging and the most rewarding in education. Using relatable stories and real-life examples, the authors reveal ten core values that will empower you to work and lead with excellence.