Thirty Poets in Thirty Days
School Makes "Community Read" Its Own
A local librarys community reading program has given rise to a month-long family reading program at Meadow Glens Elementary School in Naperville, Illinois. The program, which is focused on family literacy, has been a big success.
From the Principal Files
Principals as Leaders
Education World surveyed members of our Principal Files team to learn what they consider essential traits of successful school leaders. Vision, trustworthiness and credibility, daily visibility, and a sense of humor were among the ten traits that topped the list. What others were there?
Like it or not, testing is here to stay. And, believe it or not, some principals are even making the best of it. They use creative approaches to Test Week that help build stronger school communities. Some are even having fun with testing! The articles in this archive share practical tips for making the most of Test Week.
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Administrator's Desk Columnists
Pete Hall's Always Strive To Be a Better You
Whos Your Joey Amalfitano?
You wake up late, you burn the toast, the cat vomited on the rug and you find out by stepping in it, you leave the house just barely behind schedule but then have to stop for gas Ever had a day like that? Thats the day you have to find your Joey Amalfitano.
Diane Hodges Looking Forward to Monday Morning
A prolific author and a frequent presenter at education conferences, Diane Hodges offers ideas you can use to drive your staff happy! This week
Why I Like Working at
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--- Grin and Share It!
Paul Youngs Young @ Heart
When Your Predecessor Won't Leave
Principal succession is a significant event in the life of a school. It creates high levels of anxiety. But very little information exists to help support the successor when the predecessor casts a long shadow, hangs around -- and wont leave.
Leah Davies, The Teacher Counselor
Movement Activities for Elementary Classrooms
Movement activities planned intermittently throughout the day can help children maintain focus on their schoolwork and reenergize themselves. Many teachers wisely initiate such activities, especially during classroom transitions.
The Principal Poet
Lost n Found
Education Worlds resident poet, Mr. Ivan, presents a poem that is sure to bring grins to school leaders everywhere. This weeks poem is Lost n Found.
Based on all the coats and clothes
I see piled in Lost 'n Found,
In my school I half expect to see
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How Can Teachers Develop Students' Motivation -- and Success?
Carol Dweck is a professor of psychology at Columbia University and the author of Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development. Is self-esteem something that teachers can or should "give" to students?
Last Week's Featured Article
Artsonia: Online Gallery Raises Funds, Self-Esteem
At a time when money for the arts is limited and families may be spread across the globe, one online resource -- Artsonia -- is a masterpiece: a fundraiser for the arts and a free online gallery for student artwork in one inspired package.
Best Books for School Leaders
Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
For a book from one of the major education associations -- the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) -- this is a relatively compact book of under 200 pages that offers nine categories of instructional strategies, along with the research and statistics to back up their efficacy. Among the nine are Summarizing and Note Taking; Homework and Practice; Nonlinguistic Representation; and Cooperative Learning. The emphasis in the book is on elementary instruction. Written by Robert Marzano and others.
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