What Great Teachers Do Differently: Nineteen Things That Matter Most / Edition 3

What Great Teachers Do Differently: Nineteen Things That Matter Most / Edition 3

by Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10:
0367344645
ISBN-13:
9780367344641
Pub. Date:
04/15/2020
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
ISBN-10:
0367344645
ISBN-13:
9780367344641
Pub. Date:
04/15/2020
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
What Great Teachers Do Differently: Nineteen Things That Matter Most / Edition 3

What Great Teachers Do Differently: Nineteen Things That Matter Most / Edition 3

by Todd Whitaker
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Overview

What are the beliefs and behaviors that set great teachers apart? In this internationally renowned bestseller, 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.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367344641
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/2020
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 37,895
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Todd Whitaker (@toddwhitaker) is a leading presenter in the field of education and has written more than 50 books including the bestseller What Great Principals Do Differently. He is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Meet the Author xii

Introduction xiii

1 Why Look at Great? 1

Studying Effective Teachers 2

2 It's People, Not Programs 6

Programs Come and Go 6

How Open Classrooms Got Started 7

Assertive Discipline: The Problem or the Solution? 8

It's Not What You Do, It's How You Do It 10

The Poor Lecturer's Classroom 10

3 The Power of Expectations 12

Expectations 12

Rules 13

Stop the Thumping! 13

Consequences 14

Set Expectations at the Start of the Year 15

We Are Still Undefeated 15

4 If You Say Something, Mean It 17

The Football Coach 17

This Time, I Really Mean It 19

Smile When You Say That 19

When You Are Ready 19

From Four to Three 21

Class Rules the Day 22

5 Prevention versus Revenge 23

When a Student Misbehaves 23

Sending Students to the Office 24

"Nuthin' Happened" 24

A Teacher's Bag of Tricks 25

Respect Your Students, Their Parents-and Yourself 27

Twenty-Four Students on the Side of the Teacher 28

Restoring Trust 29

6 It Is More Than Relationships 30

Relationships, Expectations, and Consistency 31

The Start of the School Year 35

Teaching Is Complicated 36

It Takes All Three 37

7 Choose the Right Mode 38

The Disruptor 41

At Home 43

Every Day 44

Business Mode 44

Office Referral 46

8 High Expectations-for Whom? 47

Are High Expectations Important? 47

9 Who Is the Variable? 50

Who Is the Variable in the Classroom? 50

What If the Students Do Poorly? 51

How Do We Deal with the Demands of Others? 52

10 Focus on Students First 55

Change for Students' Sake? 55

How Broad Is Your Vision? 56

Three Ways to React 56

Focus on Colleagues Second 57

The Hotel California 58

Remember What Matters 59

How Do You View Your Siam? 59

11 Ten Days Out of Ten 59

We Never Forget That One Time 61

You Do Not Have to Like the Students 62

The Power of Praise 62

Five Strategies That Help Praise Work 63

Too Much Nice 67

12 Be the Filter 69

How Is Your Day Going? 69

The Angry Parent 70

Filter Yourself 70

When the Teacher Sneezes 71

One Goal, Every Day 71

Where the Elite Meet? 72

The World Outside School 73

"This Is the Worst Group of Kids We've Ever Had" 73

Perception Can Become Reality 74

13 Don't Need to Repair-Always Do Repair 76

Some Never Need to Repair-But Always Do 77

Some Always Need to Repair-But Never Do 77

I Am Sorry That Happened 78

The Highway Patrol 80

14 The Ability to Ignore 83

Hey, Pretzel Face! 83

Ignore Minor Errors 84

Understand the High Achievers 86

15 Intentionalness 88

Why Does Stefan Always Pick Noah? 88

The All-school Assembly 89

The Faculty Meeting 90

Flexible Seating 90

16 Base Every Decision on the Best People 92

Shoplifters Will Be Prosecuted! 93

This Means You! 94

What Will the Best Students Think? 95

The Best Students Will Be "Fine" No Matter What 96

The Teacher's Pet 97

17 In Every Situation, Ask Who Is Most Comfortable and Who Is Least Comfortable 98

Treat Everyone as if They Were Good 98

Uncomfortable Feelings Make People Change-One Way or Another 102

Pay for Performance 103

18 Put Yourself in Their Position 105

Teacher-Pleasers 105

Model the Behavior You Expect 106

How Others See Us 107

What Do You Choose to Be? 108

19 What About These Darn Standardized Tests? 110

Without Success, Tests Become the School 110

Raise Those Test Scores! 113

Keep Testing in Perspective 114

So, You Want to Improve Your Reading Scores? 115

20 Make It Cool to Care 116

Having a "Cool" Classroom 116

The Great Teacher 118

Merry Christmas, Everyone! 118

Who Are the Legends? 120

Touch the Heart, Then Teach the Child 121

21 Clarify Your Core 124

Nineteen Things That Matter Most 127

References 129

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