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

By Todd Whitaker, Annette Breaux
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.


"Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux offer concise, practical suggestions for reinforcing effective teaching practices. The Ten-Minute Inservice is a powerful resource for school leaders who want to make the most of every opportunity to promote growth and improve school climate."
--Justin Baeder, director, The Principal Center

"An integral piece of building teacher capacity is the transformation of faculty meetings, from a time for sitting and listening to an opportunity for reflecting and learning. Whitaker and Breaux demonstrate how simply that can be done with quick, easily implemented inservice activities that focus on the fundamentals of teaching."
--John G. Gabriel, principal, John Champe High School, Loudoun County, Virginia; coauthor, Dealing with the Tough Stuff


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ISBN: 9781118470435

About the Paperback

Publisher Jossey-Bass
Publish date 03/11/2013
Pages 198
ISBN-13 9781118470435
ISBN-10 1118470435
Language English

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