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Whitaker, Todd 1959-

Works: 161 works in 642 publications in 7 languages and 15,945 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Quotations  Informational works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Other
Classifications: LB1775, 371.2012
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Todd Whitaker
Six types of teachers : recruiting, retaining, and mentoring the best by Douglas J Fiore( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Meet the Authors; Table of Contents; Section I The Keyword Is Quality; 1 Who Moved My Teacher?; Why We Need Quality Teachers; Two Ways to Improve Our Schools-Two Ways to Weaken Them; What Lies Ahead?; 2 Irreplaceable Parts; Six Types of Teachers; Valuing the Irreplaceables; Solidifying the Solids; Managing the Replacement Level; We Are Not in a Vacuum; Weighing the Peripherals; 3 Opportunity Costs; Opportunity Costs; What Did We Lose?; What Else Can We Get?; What If the Current Staff Were Applicants?; The Strength of Stability; The Value of Experience
Motivating and inspiring teachers : the educational leader's guide for building staff morale by Todd Whitaker( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Like the best-selling first edition, this book is filled with strategies to motivate your staff and maintain a high level of energy at your school. This guide will help all educators approach work every day in an enthusiastic, focused, and positive state of mind. This book will help you- -Motivate your faculty with the Friday Focus - a staff memo that works! Understand the power of praise and how to best utilize it every day -Make sure staff meetings, teacher evaluation, and daily activities raise the energy level in your school.-Maximize the holidays, open house nights, and other special events the make your staff feel special
What great teachers do differently : fourteen things that matter most by Todd Whitaker( Book )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes fourteen practices the author has identified as characteristic of great teachers, and discusses the benefits of learning from the most effective educators
Great quotes for great educators by Todd Whitaker( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 600 insightful, witty nuggets to motivate and inspire you and everyone else at your school. Teachers, display these quotes in your classrooms! Administrators, insert them into your faculty memos and share them at staff meetings! Why is this book unique? It includes over 100 original quotes from internationally acclaimed speaker and educator Todd Whitaker, features real quotes from real students which echo wit and wisdom for educators, and each quote has a direct connection to your life as an educator
Committing to the culture : how leaders can create and sustain positive schools by Steve Gruenert( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors of the best-selling School Culture Rewired explore how school leaders can create a positive school culture that endures in the long term"--
The ten-minute inservice : 40 quick training sessions that build teacher effectiveness by Todd Whitaker( )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Busy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increase teacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book shows principals and staff developers how to improve teaching school-wide through high-impact inservices lasting only ten minutes--incorporated easily into weekly staff meetings. Written by popular education consultants Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux, this important book offers 40 teacher-tested, mini-workshops that can improve teaching in every classroom. The book covers a range of topics, from behavior challenges and parent engagement to motivating students and making lessons meaningful. Offers school leaders a proven plan to help every teacher improve on a weekly basis by conducting simple 10-minute inservice workshops; Offers staff developers, new teacher induction coordinators, mentors, and Professional Learning Communities ideas for effective training sessions; Each of the 40 mini-training sessions offered include tips on how to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, and implementation activities to ensure lasting learning. This handy resource contains a simple and effective method for improving teacher effectiveness school wide
Quick answers for busy teachers : solutions to 60 common challenges by Annette L Breaux( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deftly handle the sixty most common problems classroom teachers faceQuick Answers for Busy Teachers presents some of the most common challenges teachers encounter in the classroom, and provides expert help toward solving those problems. This easy-to-read guide is organized into short, discreet chapters, making it an ideal quick reference for on-the-spot answers, with practical advice and concise, actionable solutions. Readers will develop systems for dealing with issues that repeatedly crop up, from handling the out-of-control class to falling out of love with the job. The book offers innovative methods and techniques that improve student achievement and behavior while minimizing stress on the teacher. Recover from challenging situations with parents, students, coworkers, or administrators, implement a system that keeps those challenges from happening again, and learn to relax and enjoy this richly rewarding profession. Teaching is difficult. Educators must grapple with a roomful of diverse students, an evolving curriculum, massive organization of books, papers, and supplies, and ever-changing technology. They must deal with challenges from uninvolved parents, overinvolved parents, administrators, and fellow educators. This book helps teachers avoid some of the frustration by providing solutions for the sixty most common challenges teachers face. Deal with the student pushing your buttons, and get that student actively engaged in meaningful learning Keep students on task, and deal effectively with poor test performance Speak your mind at faculty meetings Deal with negative coworkers effectively Handle problem parents without embarrassing students or sacrificing professionalism As a teacher, igniting young minds is only a small part of the battle - it's usually everything else that makes teachers occasionally reconsider their career choice. With solutions and systems in place ahead of time, readers can handle challenges swiftly and skillfully with Quick Answers for Busy Teachers"--
What great principals do differently : fifteen things that matter most by Todd Whitaker( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspire yourself and others with the second edition of this best-selling book. With heartfelt advice, practical wisdom, and examples from the field, Todd Whitaker explains the qualities and practices that distinguish great principals. New features include: Developing an accurate sense of self; Understanding the dynamics of change; and, Dealing with negative or ineffective staff members. One of the nation's leading experts on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd Whitaker has written over 20 powerful books for educators of every level. Discover what you can do
Dealing with difficult parents (and with parents in difficult situations) by Todd Whitaker( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communicating with parents is one of the most challenging and potentially stressful tasks that teachers face on a daily basis. In this updated second edition, award-winning educators Todd Whitaker and Douglas J. Fiore help you develop a repertoire of tools and skills for comfortable and effective interaction with parents
Dealing with difficult teachers by Todd Whitaker( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This bestselling book provides tips and strategies to help school leaders improve, neutralize, or eliminate resistant and negative teachers. Learn how to handle staff members who * gossip in the teacher's lounge * consistently say "it won't work" when any new idea is suggested * send an excessive number of students to your office for disciplinary reasons * undermine your efforts toward school improvement * negatively influence other staff members. New to the third edition: A special section called Strategy Session, designed to help you figure out whether the challenging staff members are unaware of the effects of their actions or whether they are intentionally working against the school and more importantly, the students. You'll learn how to make that determination and what to do about it"--
School culture rewired : how to define, assess, and transform it by Steve Gruenert( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your school is a lot more than a center of student learning - it also represents a self-contained culture, with traditions and expectations that reflect its unique mission and demographics. The authors of this book offer tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students' lives. Topics covered include: "culture-busting" strategies to help teachers adopt positive attitudes, outlooks, and behaviors; a framework for pinpointing the type of culture you have, the type that you want, and the actions you need to take to bridge the two; tips for hiring, training, and retaining teachers who will actively work to improve your school's culture; and Instructions on how to create and implement a successful school culture rewiring team. [Publisher website, ed]
Seven simple secrets : what the best teachers know and do by Annette L Breaux( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this bestselling book from nationally-acclaimed authors Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker, you'll learn the seven key secrets to great teaching. These secrets will help both new and experienced teachers improve instruction, classroom management, student motivation, and more. The updated Second Edition contains new sections on collaborating with other teachers, using technology to improve teaching, and using social media responsibly"
50 ways to improve student behavior : simple solutions to complex challenges by Annette L Breaux( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a must-read reference for teachers, both new and experienced. Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker, two of the field's most highly respected authors and presenters, share 50 simple, straightforward techniques for improving student behavior. Each practical, well-defined strategy can be applied in classrooms of all grade-levels and subjects. This book will help you increase student cooperation, participation, and achievement
What connected educators do differently by Todd Whitaker( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Back cover
Your first year : how to survive and thrive as a new teacher by Todd Whitaker( )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Shifting the monkey : the art of protecting good people from liars, criers, and other slackers by Todd Whitaker( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone has responsibilities, obligations, and problems to deal with in the workplace and in life. Some people, however, have mastered the art of shifting those monkeys onto the backs of others. They claim they don t know how to solve a problem or do the task, they say they don't have time, they complain, they perform poorly, they find any and every way to avoid the work - and yet somehow, they're never held accountable. Instead, hardworking, loyal employees who care about results end up shouldering those burdens for their lazy or unmotivated colleagues. The slackers get just what they want - less work - while the best employees become alienated and overworked. Who is to blame for those misplaced monkeys? Shifting the Monkey shows how to shift an organization's focus from compensating for, excusing, and working around problem people to cultivating and rewarding the best employees. --Publisher
School culture recharged : strategies to energize your staff and culture by Steve Gruenert( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school's culture and staff
Classroom management from the ground up by Todd Whitaker( )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Classroom management can make or break your teaching. But as educators know, there is no one-fits-all solution for every classroom. That is why bestselling authors Todd Whitaker, Madeline Whitaker Good, and Katherine Whitaker came together to write this book. They created a guide combining sound research with practical wisdom so educators could have a classroom management resource written by teachers for teachers. From this book, you'll gain effective strategies for designing and improving your classroom management from the ground up. You'll learn how the three core aspects of classroom management (relationships, high and clear expectations, and consistency) can be used to build and maintain an effectively-run classroom. You'll also find out how to tweak minor issues and reset major challenges when things don't go as planned. Each chapter covers a core aspect of classroom management and includes a foundational understanding of the concept, powerful stories and examples, how-to applications, and tips on tweaking as problems arise. In addition, each chapter features a "What You Can Do Tomorrow" section... strategies you can implement immediately. Whether you are a new or experienced teacher, this book will empower you to identify what is going well, adjust what needs to be changed, and feel more prepared for the unexpected"
Making good teaching great : everyday strategies for teaching with impact by Annette L Breaux( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every good teacher strives to be a great teacher - and this must-have book shows you how! It's filled with practical tips and strategies for connecting with your students in a meaningful and powerful way. Learn how to improve student learning with easy-to-implement daily activities designed to integrate seamlessly into any day of the school year. This is a readable, hands-on guide for both new and seasoned teachers - complete with ""20-Day Reality Checks"" so you can reflect on your progress and identify areas for improvement
Teaching matters : motivating & inspiring yourself by Todd Whitaker( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you ever get the "how many more days until the holiday break blues?" Have you ever found yourself dreading Sunday evenings? Have you ever worked with someone who always seems to bring you down? Do you ever have trouble remembering why you chose education as your profession? Well, get ready to recharge your batteries. Teaching Matters will help you be at your best every day. Everyone who is in the education profession can benefit from this book. Teachers, Principals, Superintendents, and College Professors--you all will learn how to: Rekindle the excitement of the first day of school all your long; Understand how praise helps the giver as well as the receiver; Approach every day in a "Thanks God It's Monday" frame of mind; Not let negative people ruin your day; Be reminded of the importance of what you do; Learn specific things you can do to have a great day at work; Take charge of your frame of mind; Fall in love with teaching, all over again. Let Teaching Matters help you bring back the excitement that made you an educator. Feel the pride you deserve in being in the most important profession that there is. This book is a way to thank yourself for being special. You deserve it! --from the Introduction
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Great quotes for great educators
Motivating and inspiring teachers : the educational leader's guide for building staff moraleWhat great teachers do differently : fourteen things that matter mostGreat quotes for great educatorsCommitting to the culture : how leaders can create and sustain positive schoolsThe ten-minute inservice : 40 quick training sessions that build teacher effectivenessQuick answers for busy teachers : solutions to 60 common challengesWhat great principals do differently : fifteen things that matter mostDealing with difficult parents (and with parents in difficult situations)
Alternative Names
Todd Whitaker enseignant américain

Todd Whitaker profesor estadounidense

Todd Whitaker profesor estauxunidense

Todd Whitaker professor estatunidenc

Todd Whitaker United States of America karimba ŋun nyɛ doo

Whitaker, Todd C.

Whitaker, Todd C., 1959-

Тодд Уайтакер

휘태커, 토드 1959-

English (253)

Chinese (7)

Spanish (5)

French (3)

Arabic (3)

German (2)

Dutch (2)