Books by Todd Whitaker
In this section, you can find all books by Todd Whitaker published by Routledge Eye On Education.
Reviews and Testimonials
Dr. Danny Steele and Dr. Todd Whitaker remind us of what matters most in education: to influence and improve the lives of students. Educators will treasure Essential Truths for Teachers, as it grounds us in the true essence of teaching so that we can leave a legacy in the hearts of all our students. Through authentic experiences, Drs. Steele and Whitaker connect personally with educators and remind us that we all have the potential to make a substantial impact on the lives of students. This book is one to return to, time-and-time again, for continued inspiration that we can spread amongst all colleagues.
— Elisabeth Bostwick, Fourth Grade Teacher at Gardner Road Elementary, Horseheads Central School District
Dealing with Difficult Parents is the ultimate how-to guide for navigating the often rough seas of parental communication. Whitaker and Fiore not only provide real-world advice designed to proactively create positive teacher-parent relationships, but also offer powerful and specific strategies for remaining professional and effective even in the face of the most difficult circumstances teachers are likely to encounter.
– Dave Burgess, President, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. and New York Times bestselling author of Teach Like a PIRATE
Your First Year is not only an essential "must read" for new teachers, but is also an inspiring reminder to experienced teachers about the nuts and bolts of a classroom that support learning. The Whitakers have managed to translate volumes of research on effective pedagogy into a very practical and useful book that I imagine will be found in the teacher's library well-worn from constant reference.
— Phillip S. Rogers, Executive Director of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)
Reviews and Testimonials
Essential Truths for Principals is real advice for school leaders. It addresses common issues that principals face and provides the rationale for addressing them. Principals will garner the tools to become better school leaders by reading this book. Whitaker and Steele have created a valuable resource for educators in Essential Truths for Principals!
— Brandon Johnson, Principal at Lake Ridge High School, TX
Want to make a difference with parents? In this book, Whitaker and Fiore provide examples to relevant issues that will help you guide your teachers through difficult situations. After reading this book, you will be equipped to identify problems and provide solutions that will benefit everyone involved. A School Leader’s Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents will make your job easier!
– Spike C. Cook, Principal, Author, Co-host of the PrincipalPLN Podcast
In this updated reboot of Dealing with Difficult Parents, Whitaker and Fiore provide both practical and relevant strategies for engaging and connecting with parents, even the most difficult! Today’s parents are different and the landscape continues to evolve, and because of that we need to constantly update our playbook. This book couldn’t come at a better time, and the ideas and principles can be enacted the very next day. The authors take a complex and often difficult topic and break it down into manageable chunks to ensure educators walk away with sage advice that is both proven and tried.
— Dr. Justin Tarte, Director of Teaching and Learning,Union R-XI School District, Union, Missouri
The 3rd Edition of Dealing with Difficult Teachers is one of Todd's greatest books yet. He provides a plethora of new strategies guaranteed to strengthen the weakest of school cultures that are brought down by ineffective staff members. Todd leaves readers with best practices aimed at doing what's best for kids all day, every day.
— Brad Currie, Co-founder of #Satchat and New Jersey School Administrator
School administrators must read Dealing with Difficult Teachers! Whitaker cohesively equips school leaders to confidently deal with difficult teachers while empowering "superstar" teachers through autonomy and recognition. New to this edition, Strategy Sessions guide proactive solutions and responses for administrators to foster positive learning atmospheres instead of allowing problems and negativity to dominate our school cultures.
— Darin Jolly, Education Consultant and Principal of Winona High School, Texas