• What Great Principals Do Differently

  • 18 Things That Matter Most, Second Edition
  • By: Todd Whitaker
  • Narrated by: Steve Marvel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (185 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Inspire yourself and others with the second edition of this best-seller. With heartfelt advice, practical wisdom, and examples from the field, Todd Whitaker explains the qualities and practices that distinguish great principals. New features include:  

  • Developing an accurate sense of self  
  • Understanding the dynamics of change  
  • Dealing with negative or ineffective staff members  

One of the nation's leading experts on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd Whitaker has written more than 20 powerful books for educators of every level. Discover what you can do differently.

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Must Read for any Administrator

This book is a must read for any administrator. It is practical, logical, and full of truth.

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Great Summary of Principalship

This book provides foundational information about what it tasked to be a good principal. The book does not offer a how to guide but rather an understanding of the best practices of a principal.

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ok content. terrible robotic narration. hard to finish or understand. also questionable beliefs about what makes a good teacher.

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Eye opening!

I liked the author’s style in presenting his ideas and examples. The book opened my eyes for many new techniques to use at my school. I’m excited to try them.

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Useful

I absolutely loved this book. The 18 things great principals do can be implemented immediately. This book was not a book full of research and numbers. It was humorous and relevant. I would recommend any principal new or seasoned to read or listen.

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Enjoyed this read

This was a great listen. There was a lot of great ideas and practices to adopt.

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Great for new leaders

I listened while preparing for the school year. I learned a lot. The book is simple, yet discussed the most important aspects of being a school leader.

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socio culturally biased and opinionated

couldn't finish . middle class bias and arrogance highly evident. extremely ethno centric in its approach and underlying assumptions.