These ten Administrator's Desk articles were among the most popular articles of 2008.
50 Great Interview Questions
50 questions to help you learn about applicants' knowledge, experience, and more.
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week
Activities for administrators, parents, and students to show teachers just how much they mean.
Tips for writing the mission statement and keeping it alive once it's written.
Walk-Throughs Are on the Move
Principals talk about the benefits of walk-throughs. Plus: How to initiate them.
Handwashing Campaigns Cut Germs, Absenteeism
Are you aware of how many resources are available to help get you started?
PBIS Boosts Behavior and Academics
Principals say the PBIS approach to school-wide behavior management drastically reduces discipline problems.
Big Test Pep Rallies
2, 4, 6, 8 -- taking tests and feeling great! Included: Cheers, skits, and more.
Sports4Kids Restores Order to Recess
Before you eliminate recess, consider these principals' thoughts about a program that has reformed their playgrounds.
Souper Bowl Connects Kids and Communities
Each year during Super Bowl week. students collect millions of pounds of food to benefit local organizations.
Community Scavenger Hunt Teaches Many Skills
This 3-day community event challenges kids to track down answers to questions.
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FROM THE PRINCIPAL FILES
Education Worlds Principal Files principal team responds to monthly questions. The result: some of the most popular and practical articles on the Web, including these. Recognizing the Stars on Your Staff
Principals Favorite Read-Aloud Books: 2008
Interviewing for the Principalship: Tips from Principals
Got Motto? -- Twelve Slogans to Help Build School-Wide Community
The Interview: Principals Share 30 Favorite Questions for Future Teachers
See more articles from this series in our Principal Files archive.
WEEKLY ADMIN FEATURES
FROM EDUCATION WORLD
New in 2008! Our archive of Focus On... articles provides practical ideas on dozens of topics of interest to school leaders -- everything from getting the school year off to a smooth start to crisis management. More topics: Discipline, Fund Raising, Hiring New Teachers, Reading Achievement, Recess Management, Testing, Traditions...
How I Handled
Principals share lessons learned from their experiences.
Grant of the Week
Grants expert Don Peek offers new grants each week. Check out the latest additions to our Grants Center. And check back often for updates.
A year of school-wide events that spotlight students and involve parents.
Partners for Student Success
Education World has teamed up with the National Network of Partnership Schools to share the stories of schools that are bringing together parents and the community to help ensure student achievement. Learn about home-made school programs and events that are helping to build school community across the U.S.
Are staff meetings getting to be a drag? Here are three dozen principal-tested ideas for meetings that work.
PR for PRincipals George Pawlas offers new ideas each week for getting out the good news about your school.
Each week we take 5 minutes to share five quick tips. In our Take Five archive, we offer advice for planning effective and fun staff meetings, recognizing and celebrating student achievement, helping first-year teachers succeed, and much more.
Newsletters 'R UsThe ABCs of Student Success
Caught on the Web
Newsletter Clipart Library
Math @ Home
Parent Newsletter Templates
quotED: Education Quotes
Copy and paste this free content into your teacher or school newsletters.
THE PRINCIPAL POET
Ivan Kershner, known to students and colleagues alike as Mr. Ivan, has been writing poetry for more than 40 years. His poems should ring familiar to all educators. Click a title below, and enjoy! Bringing Elephants to School
One Child Left Behind
The Teachers Messy Desk
See more poems from this series in our Principal Poet archive.
MEET OUR COLUMNISTS
Each year, our Administrators Desk columnists -- all experienced school leaders -- challenge and motivate us to improve our approaches and our schools. At the end of 2007, we are proud to spotlight some of their most inspiring work.
Pete Hall Making It Fun Again
Confronting Concerns With Teacher Performance
Teacher Appreciation Activities
Pete Halls efforts at turning around one underperforming school earned him ASCDs Outstanding Young Educator Award. In his Education World columns, Hall challenges all school leaders to always strive to be a better you!
Diane Hodges Going Above and Beyond
Just for Fun: Volume #1
Going Above and Beyond
An award-winning educator, highly acclaimed speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Diane Hodges' weekly Looking Forward to Monday Morning columns present a wealth of ideas administrators can use to drive staff members happy!
Paul Young Becoming a Principal Is Like Learning to Swim All Over Again
A former national Principal of the Year and past president of NAESP, Young brings a unique perspective on school leadership and a cheerleading spirit to his Young @ Heart columns.
The Principal as Troublemaker
The Five Levels of Principal Leadership
Carlton Ashby Three Keys to Student Success: Relationships, Relationships, Relationships
Making Connections Is Key
The newest member of our Admin Desk columnist team is actually a kindergarten teacher. But his powerful messages about building relationships with students resonate with principals who've seen him speak at state and national conferences.
A Small Pair of Eyeglasses Can Make a Big Difference
Leah Davies 25 Ways to Gain Children's Attention
Instilling Perseverance in Children
Ten Ways to Involve Fathers in Their Children's Education
Educator and counselor Leah Davies is the creator of the Kelly Bear character building resources for children ages three to nine. Her practical advice is a huge help to principals and the teachers they mentor.
George Pawlas Crisis Planning: Have You Done Yours?
Take Care of the People Who Take Care of You
Experienced Administrators Share Their Advice
A principal educator and author of The Administrator's Guide to School-Community Relations, Pawlas shares ideas to help principals create successful schools in his regular Pawlas on PR columns.
BEST BOOKS FOR SCHOOL LEADERS
Are you looking for books to help you improve instruction in your school? Motivate teachers and students? Improve school climate? Increase parent involvement? Click the links below to see a few of Our Editors' Choices of recommended books. Then it's your turn to share titles that you recommend. and tell why you value them. With your help, we will build the best list on the Web of Best Books for leading schools of achievement and caring. Being a Successful Principal: Riding the Wave of Change Without Drowning
Energizing Staff Meetings
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms
Failure Is Not an Option - Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools
Case Studies for Teacher Problem Solving
The Sixty-Second Motivator
A Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal