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Based on the books Shifting the Monkey, Dealing With Difficult Teachers, and Dealing With Difficult Parents, this workshop will help you become more effective in dealing with challenging people in your classroom and school. Are there students in your classrooms or adults in your school who work at avoiding doing work? Do the best teachers do too much and others do way too little? Do you know anyone who whines, pouts, or complains endlessly? Are there a few parents who take a disproportionate amount of time and energy? This workshop is just what you need to get balance back in your life. You will leave with specific strategies, exact language, and effective practices to use immediately when dealing with the most challenging people. Learning to place responsibility where it belongs will make your life easier. Come join the fun as you learn how to shift the monkey! Perfect for central office leaders, principals, assistant principals, and teachers.
Dr. Todd Whitaker is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis department.
Dr. Whitaker’s message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness. Dr. Whitaker has written over 30 books.