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Motivating & Inspiring Teachers: The Educational Leader's Guide for Building Staff Morale [Paperback]

Todd Whitaker , Beth Whitaker , Dale Lumpa
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December 11, 2008 1596671033 978-1596671034 2
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

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (December 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596671033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596671034
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and he has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals.

Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. He was also a middle school coordinator in charge of staffing, curriculum, and technology for the opening of new middle schools.

One of the nation's leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written over 35 books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Shifting The Monkey, Dealing With Difficult Teachers, 10 Minute Inservice, The Ball, What Great Principals Do Differently, Motivating & Inspiring Teachers, and Dealing With Difficult Parents.

Todd is married to Beth, also a former teacher and principal, who is a professor of Elementary Education at Indiana State University. They are the parents of three children; Katherine, Madeline, and Harrison.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Practial Ideas You Can Use April 2, 2001
For principals, teachers, team leaders, and all other educators, this book will help revitalize and re-energize your school. It is filled with strategies to motivate and stimulate all those involved in education. Included in this book are simple suggestions which you can integrate into your current daily routines. This book will show you how to:
- insert key phrases and specific actions into your day-to-day conversations, staff meetings, and written memos to stimulate peak effectiveness.
- hire new staff and plan orientation & induction meetings to cultivate and retain loyal and motivated staff members.
- use the "gift of time" to stimulate and reward.
- get amazing results by not taking credit for them
- motivate yourself each and every day.
Author Todd Whitaker, a former middle and high school principal, is currently Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Indiana State University. He is the author of Dealing with Difficult Teachers and co-author of Dealing with Difficult Parents (and with Parents in Difficult Situations). He has keynoted state, national, and international conferences and is a highly sought presenter for teachers and principals. Dr. Beth Whitaker, currently an Assistant Professor at Indiana State University was the principal at an elementary school which received the National Blue Ribbon Award for School Excellence. With her husband, Todd, she is co-editor of Contemporary Education. Dr. Dale Lumpa, currently an elementary school principal, serves as on the board of directors of the Colorado Principal's Center and is an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FULL OF IDEAS & VERY USABLE May 20, 2001
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This book is full of ideas that I have either currently implemented into my administrative plan or will implement next year. Many of these ideas were simple, easy-to-use, common sense ideas that I wish I would have found earlier in my administrative career. The bottom line is that if you don't have motivated teachers, you most likely don't have a "good" school - this book will help you motivate your teachers and create a positive environment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brillant book June 16, 2013
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I'm a teacher myself and I'm just discovering these books on leadership. This one is really one of the best out there on the subject. I recommend it to all teachers around the world, or anyone else interested in education!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Todd Whitaker for President! May 18, 2013
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Love every book this guy writes. I have about 100 different pages marked and highlighted(which I rarely do) because I never want to forget some of the lessons learned in this book. It is definitely a must-read for all administrators or aspiring administrators. He seems to be "king" of building morale!
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