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Top Ten
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Of 2008

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.

Mission Statements
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.


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 from 2007.


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
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!

George Pawlas
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 monthly Pawlas on PR columns.

Paul Young
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 [email protected] columns.


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. These three are among the 20 success stories Education World editor Cara Bafile told in 2007.

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  • "Guess Who's Coming to Lunch" at School?
  • Kids Fill Passports With Practical Math


    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


    Take Five
    Each week we take 5 minutes to share five quick tips. In 2007, we offered advice for planning effective and fun staff meetings, recognizing and celebrating student achievement, offering advice to help first-year teachers succeed, and much more.

    How I Handled Principals share lessons learned from their experiences.

    Exceptional Events A year of school-wide events that spotlight students and involve parents.

    Instant Meetings Are staff meetings getting to be a drag? Here are three dozen principal-tested ideas for meetings that work.

    Grant of the Week Check out the latest additions to our Grants Center. And check back often because we post new grants each week.

    From Our Leadership Archive Dozens of articles offer professional development for school leaders.

    Newsletters 'R Us
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