- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (March 11, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118470435
- ISBN-13: 978-1118470435
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 77 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Ten-Minute Inservice: 40 Quick Training Sessions that Build Teacher Effectiveness 1st Edition
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"Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux offer concise, practical suggestions for reinforcing effective teaching practices. The Ten-Minute Inservice is a powerful resource for school leaders who want to make the most of every opportunity to promote growth and improve school climate."
—Justin Baeder, director, The Principal Center
"An integral piece of building teacher capacity is the transformation of faculty meetings, from a time for sitting and listening to an opportunity for reflecting and learning. Whitaker and Breaux demonstrate how simply that can be done with quick, easily implemented inservice activities that focus on the fundamentals of teaching."
—John G. Gabriel, principal, John Champe High School, Loudoun County, Virginia; coauthor, Dealing with the Tough Stuff
From the Back Cover
All school leaders want to help their teachers become more effectivebut most administrators have too much to do and not enough time to do it. The Ten-Minute Inservice shows you how to enhance both teaching and learning in the most efficient and effective way possible.
This step-by-step guide helps principals and staff developers improve teaching school-wide through weekly ten-minute inservices. These forty high-impact inserviceswhich can be incorporated seamlessly into staff meetings or offered as stand-alone trainingcover a range of topics, from handling challenging behavior and motivating students to engaging parents and making lessons meaningful. Each inservice includes helpful tips on how to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, and implementation activities to ensure that the lessons learned really stick. Also included is free access to downloadable PDFs and PowerPoint slides of key material from the book to save you time and make your workshops even more effective.
With this book in hand, you'll be making yourself a great school leader, ten minutes at a time!
Praise for The Ten-Minute Inservice
"As a principal, I know firsthand how difficult it is to provide meaningful PD with limited time. Whitaker and Breaux provide compelling and practical examples that all leaders can seize upon to deliver powerful learning opportunities for teacher improvement." Eric Sheninger, principal, New Milford High School, New Jersey; National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Digital Principal 2012 Award Recipient
"Whitaker and Breaux provide an extremely practical guide for effectively and efficiently transforming professional development and school improvement at any school." Dr. Jeffrey Zoul, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, Rock Island-Milan School District, Illinois