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What Great Teachers Do Differently
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Introduction Chapter 1 Why Look at Great? Studying Effective Teachers Chapter 2 It's People, Not Programs Programs Come and Go How Open Classrooms Got Started Assertive Discipline: The Problem or the Solution? It's Not What You Do, It's How You Do It The Poor Lecturer's Classroom Chapter 3 The Power of Expectations Expectations Rules Stop the Thumping! Consequences Set Expectations at the Start of the Year We Are Still Undefeated Chapter 4 If You Say Something, Mean It The Football Coach This Time, I Really Mean It Smile When You Say That When You Are Ready From Four to Three Class Rules the Day Chapter 5 Prevention versus Revenge When a Student Misbehaves Sending Students to the Office "Nuthin' Happened" A Teacher's Bag of Tricks Respect Your Students, Their Parents-and Yourself Twenty-Four Students on the Side of the Teacher Restoring Trust Chapter 6 It Is More Than Relationships Relationships, Expectations, and Consistency The Start of the School Year Teaching Is Complicated It Takes All Three Chapter 7 Choose The Right Mode The Disruptor At Home Every Day Business Mode Office Referral Chapter 8 High Expectations-for Whom? Are High Expectations Important? Chapter 9 Who Is the Variable? Who Is the Variable in the Classroom? What If the Students Do Poorly? How Do We Deal with the Demands of Others? Chapter 10 Focus on Students First Change for Students' Sake? How Broad Is Your Vision? Three Ways to React Focus on Colleagues Second The Hotel California Remember What Matters How Do You View Your Siam? Chapter 11 Ten Days Out of Ten We Never Forget That One Time You Do Not Have to Like the Students The Power of Praise Five Strategies That Help Praise Work Too Much Nice Chapter 12 Be the Filter How Is Your Day Going? The Angry Parent Filter Yourself When the Teacher Sneezes One Goal, Every Day Where the Elite Meet? The World Outside School "This Is the Worst Group of Kids We've Ever Had" Perception Can Become Reality Chapter 13 Don't Need to Repair-Always Do Repair Some Never Need to Repair-But Always Do Some Always Need to Repair-But Never Do I Am Sorry That Happened The Highway Patrol Chapter 14 The Ability to Ignore Hey, Pretzel Face! Ignore Minor Errors Understand the High Achievers Chapter 15 Intentionalness Why Does Stefan Always Pick Noah? The All-School Assembly The Faculty Meeting Flexible Seating Chapter 16 Base Every Decision on the Best People Shoplifters Will Be Prosecuted! This Means You! What Will the Best Students Think? The Best Students Will Be "Fine" No Matter What The Teacher's Pet Chapter 17 In Every Situation, Ask Who Is Most Comfortable and Who Is Least Comfortable Treat Everyone as If They Were Good Uncomfortable Feelings Make People Change-One Way or Another Pay for Performance Chapter 18 Put Yourself in Their Position Teacher Pleasers Model the Behavior You Expect How Others See Us What Do You Choose to Be? Chapter 19 What About These Darn Standardized Tests? Without Success, Tests Become the School Raise Those Test Scores! Keep Testing in Perspective So, You Want to Improve Your Reading Scores? Chapter 20 Make It Cool to Care Having a "Cool" Classroom The Great Teacher Merry Christmas, Everyone! Who Are the Legends? Touch the Heart, Then Teach the Child Chapter 21 Clarify Your Core Nineteen Things That Matter Most References

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.

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