What Great Teachers Do Differently

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Nineteen Things That Matter Most

What are the beliefs and behaviours that set great teachers apart? In this internationally renowned bestseller, Todd Whitaker reveals 19 keys to becoming more effective in the classroom.

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SKU: 9780367344641 - 88 Category: Ages: Adult Author: Todd Whitaker Publisher: Routledge Page count: 150 Edition: 3rd Edition ISBN: 9780367344641 Publish date: 15th April, 2020

Product overview

This essential third edition features new sections on why it’s about more than relationships, how to focus on a consistent, engaging learning environment, and the importance of choosing the right mode—business, parent, child—to improve your classroom management.

Perfect for educators at any level of experience, for independent reading or for schoolwide book studies, this practical book will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do the things that matter most for the people who matter most—your students.


“The book is full of salient reminders for all teachers, regardless of the number of years spent in the profession. … Whitaker deserves commendation for his ability to weave his professional knowledge and personal experiences together to create an individualized book full of opportunities for reflective thinking about things that matter most.”–S. Mia Obiwo and Diane Truscott, Teachers College Record, February 16, 2021,

What Great Teachers Do Differently will challenge your thinking; give you the impetus to become an even better teacher; might reaffirm your teaching philosophy and methodology; inspire you. Most of all, it will remind you that “Every teacher makes an impact. Great teachers make a difference.” (p.126) Be that teacher!”–Linda Biondi, MiddleWeb Review, February 18, 2021,

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