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:
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 differently.
Praise for the first edition...
"A POWERFUL book for leaders. A simple, succinct and practical approach to leading with heart, collaboration and honesty." -Kaeli via Goodreads
"'Easy read' - his style of writing is perfect for the busy administrator. I have been told that his books for teachers are great to use for book studies as a staff." -Kris via Goodreads
"If you are a principal, it's a great book--easy read, very practical." -Debbie via Goodreads
"Todd Whitaker is awesome. This book is a lot of common sense, but it's a fresh perspective. Read away..." -Michelle via Goodreads
"Very practical. I was happy to see that I do some of the things that he suggests. The point that stood out the most to me is to make all decisions with your best teachers in mind." -Cheryl via Goodreads
"This book is an exciting look into what my career could include. My colleagues and I aren't there yet, but we are dependent upon the vision of administrators and politicians who make implementation decisions. I have a strong desire to teach in a cutting-edge and innovative institution. This book was inspiring." -Lisa Hunt via Goodreads
Classroom teachers, building principals, and Central Office administrators will see the value and usefulness in this book. Todd Whitaker provides ample examples of how effective teacher leaders and principals embrace change and sound learning principles to impact the entire culture of a school. —Gregory J. Bartlett, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Brunswick School Department
Todd Whitaker brings common sense and research to life in this book. This book is perfect for a study group, a class, or for a mentor helping principals or aspiring principals. —Janet Hurt, Ph.D., Associate Superintendent, Logan County Schools
Infographic: What Great Principals Do Differently—18 Things That Matter Most
What Great Principals Do Differently, 2nd Edition was reviewed in the December 2012 issue of Book News, Inc.