The Ten-Minute Inservice: 40 Quick Training Sessions that Build Teacher Effectiveness

Quick, easy, specific steps that make a difference in teaching and learning

Busy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increase teacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book shows principals and staff developers how to improve teaching school-wide through high-impact inservices lasting only ten minutes—incorporated easily into weekly staff meetings. Written by popular education consultants Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux, this important book offers 40 teacher-tested, mini-workshops that can improve teaching in every classroom. The book covers a range of topics, from behavior challenges and parent engagement to motivating students and making lessons meaningful.

  • Offers school leaders a proven plan to help every teacher improve on a weekly basis by conducting simple 10-minute inservice workshops
  • Offers staff developers, new teacher induction coordinators, mentors, and Professional Learning Communities ideas for effective training sessions
  • Each of the 40 mini-training sessions offered include tips on how to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, and implementation activities to ensure lasting learning
  • Whitaker and Breaux are bestselling education authors with a proven track record improving teacher effectiveness

This handy resource contains a simple and effective method for improving teacher effectiveness school wide.

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Building a High Achieving School: Three C's to Success

The second edition of Building a High Achieving School: 3 C’s to Success highlights the specific components of a high achieving school that research has proven makes a tremendous impact on students’ success. The value of building relationships and investing in collective family, school, and community partnerships is a common thread that is evident among all high achieving and successful schools. Because of the importance of this, we have interwoven the thread of family engagement into each chapter of this book.

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Family Engagement and Nurturing Children to be Independent Thinkers

An Essential Handbook for School Administrators and Teaching Professionals

Educators and parents can collaborate to help students develop the desire and ability to think on their own.  This essential handbook for educators will take an in-depth look at various stereotypes relating to parents’ engagement and involvement in school, provide practical suggestions to deal with these stereotypes, and effective solutions and action plans to cultivate empowered parents and children’s independent thinking skills.

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The Parent Coordinator's Manual

An essential training manual for every parent coordinator to powerfully enhance collaborative school and family partnerships.

Incorporate the eight Modules of Effectiveness that are critical for each parent coordinator’s success.
Contains detailed strategies to:

  • Understand your role and responsibilities as the parent coordinator
  • Effectively organize your day
  • Create a welcoming environment with a focus on customer service
  • Communicate and effectively outreach to families
  • Design strategic family engagement activities linked to learning
  • Build stronger parent advocates
  • Develop data driven family engagement analysis and school improvement goal alignment
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I Hear You Knocking But You Can't Come In (Pocket Guide)

A Pocket Guide For Administrators
By Eric Davis

Could you ever imagine anyone on a school’s staff uttering the words, “I hear you knocking but you can’t come in” to a parent? It seems almost too ridiculous to believe that any educator would speak such disrespectful and hurtful words. The shocking reality is that many parents receive this message on a daily basis from schools throughout the nation. Although this message may not be communicated verbally, we understand that actions are far more impactful than words.

This guide is a phenomenal resource to support school administrators and educators in identifying barriers to family engagement in their schools and assist them with step-by-step approaches to facilitating a framework for creating a welcoming environment. Your school will learn sustainable family engagement strategies guaranteed to inspire and transform your view of parent involvement.

About the Author

Eric Davis is the Chief Operations Officer for Wilson County Schools.  In his role, he oversees Human Resources, Administrative Services, Professional Development, Web Services, Finance, and climate and culture support for schools.  He has been in public education for 25 years. During that time he has been a teacher at the elementary level.  He has been a principal of two elementary schools and a middle school in Lynchburg, Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland.  He has been a director of school improvement in which he supervised and supported over 40 schools with strategic planning and instructional support. Prior to assuming his current role, he was the director for family and community partnerships in the seventeenth largest school district in the country.  In this position, he was responsible for supporting over 200 schools with outreach and Mr. Davis has written and published 3 books on customer service in schools, and is currently working on his 4th to come out next year.  He is also the founder and moderator of the popular weekly education based Twitter chat - #EngageChat. Mr. Davis is married with two children.  

Call us if you would like to arrange a presentation on this book by the author at 1-866-946-0204.

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Louder Than Words

The Five Tenets of Customer Service

By: Eric Davis

Establishing a pervasive customer service culture with your school staff all comes down to five areas that are called; the Tenets of Customer Service.

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