Kids Get Off Their Butts, Join the Movement
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FROM THE PRINCIPAL FILES
Education Worlds Principal Files principals respond to monthly questions. The result: some of the most popular and practical articles of 2009, including these:
School-Wide Rewards Improve Behavior, Boost Achievement
Tips for rewarding achievement, character, attendance, behavior, more.
Every School Has One: Tips for Working With Negative People
Principals share how they deal with staff members who spread negativity.
The Questions I Wish Id Asked When Interviewing for the Principalship
Ten principals offer the questions they wished theyd asked.
See more articles from this series in our Principal Files archive.
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PARTNERS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
Education World has teamed up with the National Network of Partnership Schools to share these stories and more about schools that are bringing together parents and the community to help ensure student achievement:
Feeding a Community
One school's food drives involves students in every step of the process.
"Pizza Party Patrol" Delivers Great Attendance
Students who get themselves to class may earn rewards tangible and tasty.
Cultural Experience Night
This event improves students relationships and interactions with each other.
Non-Fiction Has Character With Biography Blitz
The Biography Blitz contributes to this schools AYP success.
Math Flies Off the Shelf
Families use common off the shelf products to build math skills at home.
See more articles from this series in our Partners for Student Success archive.
WEEKLY ADMIN FEATURES FROM EDUCATION WORLD
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. And dont forget to sign up for our free bi-weekly Grants Newsletter.
A year of school-wide events that spotlight students and involve parents.
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.
Are staff meetings getting to be a drag? Here are three dozen principal-tested ideas for meetings that work.
Newsletters 'R Us
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Math @ Home
quotED: Education Quotes
The ABCs of Student Success
Caught on the Web
Newsletter Clipart Library
Parent Newsletter Templates
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
Our Administrators Desk columnists -- all experienced school leaders -- challenge and motivate us to improve our approaches and our schools. At the end of 2009, we are proud to spotlight this inspiring team.
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!
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!
A former national Principal of the Year and past president of NAESP, Paul Young brings a unique perspective on school leadership and a cheerleading spirit to his Young @ Heart columns.
The newest member of our Admin Desk columnist team is actually a kindergarten teacher. But his powerful messages about building relationships with students always resonate with principals who've seen him speak at state and national conferences.
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 always a huge help to principals and the teachers they mentor.
A principal educator and author of The Administrator's Guide to School-Community Relations, George 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.
Energizing Staff Meetings
The Sixty-Second Motivator
Case Studies for Teacher Problem Solving
Failure Is Not an Option -
Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools
A Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal
Being a Successful Principal: Riding the Wave of Change Without Drowning
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms