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The Ten-Minute Inservice
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About the Authors vii How to Use This Book ix Introduction 1 PART 1 Classroom Management 3 1 Securing Students? Attention 5 2 Establishing Rules and Procedures 10 3 Effective Ways to Address Misbehavior 15 4 Sharing Classroom Management Tips 19 5 A Scream to Blow Off Steam 23 6 The Biggest Mistake Teachers Make 27 7 Learn to Ignore More 31 8 Simple Ways to Defuse Anger 36 PART 2 Teaching Practices 41 9 Effective Teaching, Part 1 43 10 Effective Teaching, Part 2 47 11 Bell-to-Bell Teaching 51 12 Teaching with Enthusiasm 56 13 Teaching Like a Great Coach 59 14 Be Here, There, and Everywhere 64 15 Making Lessons Meaningful 68 16 Fifty Ways to Make Learning Fun 72 PART 3 Improving School Climate 77 17 Getting Parents Involved 79 18 Greeting Students Daily 83 19 A Kind Reminder 87 20 Twenty-Five Reasons to Be Proud of Our School 91 21 Student Appreciation Week 96 22 Dealing with Negative Co-Workers 101 23 The Ten-Minute Classroom Makeover 106 24 The Teachers? Lounge 110 25 Positive Communication with All Parents 114 PART 4 Learning from Others 119 26 Teacher Report Cards, Part 1 121 27 Teacher Report Cards, Part 2 126 28 Administrator Report Card 130 29 What?s Working for Others 134 30 Teachers Observing Teachers 139 PART 5 What Makes a Great Teacher? 145 31 Making Student-Based Decisions 147 32 Because I Like You 152 33 Professionalism Is as Professionalism Does 155 34 Shifting Your Focus 161 35 The Miracle of Smiling 166 36 Are You All Right? 170 37 Your Favorite Teacher 174 38 Your Least Favorite Teacher 178 39 The Psychology of an Apology 181 40 A Teacher?s Creed 185 Appendix 190 Index 194 A Final Word 198

About the Author

TODD WHITAKER, Ph.D., is professor of educationalleadership at Indiana State University. A leading presenter in thefield of education, he has devoted his career to researchingeffective teachers and principals. He is the author of WhatGreat Teachers Do Differently and What Great Principals DoDifferently. ANNETTE BREAUX is an internationally known author,consultant, and speaker. Her previous books include the nationalbestseller 101 Answers for New Teachers and Their Mentors.She has coauthored books with both Harry Wong and ToddWhitaker.

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"Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux offer concise, practicalsuggestions for reinforcing effective teaching practices. TheTen-Minute Inservice is a powerful resource for school leaderswho want to make the most of every opportunity to promote growthand improve school climate." Justin Baeder, director, The Principal Center "An integral piece of building teacher capacity is thetransformation of faculty meetings, from a time for sitting andlistening to an opportunity for reflecting and learning. Whitakerand Breaux demonstrate how simply that can be done with quick,easily implemented inservice activities that focus on thefundamentals of teaching." John G. Gabriel, principal, John Champe High School,Loudoun County, Virginia; coauthor, Dealing with the ToughStuff

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