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What Great Principals Do Differently


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AcknowledgmentsMeet the AuthorIntroductionChapter 1 Why Look at Great?Chapter 2 It's People, Not ProgramsChapter 3 Develop an Accurate Sense of SelfChapter 4 Who Is the Variable?Chapter 5 Treat Everyone with Respect, Every Day, All the TimeChapter 6 Be the FilterChapter 7 Teach, Don't TellChapter 8 Hire Great TeachersChapter 9 Recruiting and Retaining TalentChapter 10 Understand the Dynamics of ChangeChapter 11 Standardized TestingChapter 12 Focus on Behavior, Then Focus on BeliefsChapter 13 Loyal to Whom?Chapter 14 Base Every Decision on Your Best TeachersChapter 15 In Every Situation, Ask Who Is Most Comfortable and Who Is Least ComfortableChapter 16 Understand the High AchieversChapter 17 Make It Cool to CareChapter 18 Don't Need to Repair-Always Do RepairChapter 19 Deal with Negative or Ineffective Staff MembersChapter 20 Set Expectations at the Start of the YearChapter 21 Leadership Is Not An EventChapter 22 Clarify Your Core

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 Teachers Do Differently. He is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri.


"Even the most seasoned school principal will find Whitaker's practical and intuitive approach to leadership useful in the best of times, but also it will help steer them as they lead through the worst. ... Without distilling the incredible importance and challenge of leading a school division or building, [Whitaker] also sets out a clear and understandable path to success and demystifies some of the unique aspects of school leadership. Any new or experienced school leader will find value, reinforcement, and solid advice within."--Becky Johnson, MiddleWeb Review, https://www.middleweb.com/44791/20-things-great-principals-do-differently/

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