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From Our Leadership Library

Testing
Simple tips to help administrators facilitate a smooth test day.
Teachers Observing Teachers
Five models via which your teachers can learn by observing others.
Book Talks
One principal shares how Book Talks inspire teachers.
Wee Deliver
School's mail system teaches letter writing, responsibility.
More School Repairs
Detroit program a model for others.


Our Admin
Columnists

Pete Hall's Always Strive To Be a Better You
Because no one can predict when or where the next disaster or tragedy will strike, school principals must be prepared to deal with any possible crisis. Principals who develop effective crisis plans are being proactive in their work. They are the ones who understand the true meaning of the saying, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."

Paul Young's Young @ Heart
Teachers and parents are expected to encourage children by acknowledging their efforts and strengths. When children do not feel good about themselves, they need to be reminded of ways they can encourage themselves and each other.

Paul Young's Young @ Heart
Teachers and parents are expected to encourage children by acknowledging their efforts and strengths. When children do not feel good about themselves, they need to be reminded of ways they can encourage themselves and each other.

Meet the other members of Education World's columnist team:

  • Sandra Harris
  • Diane Hodges
  • George Pawlas
  • Don Peek


  • Partners for
    Student Success

    Program Hauls in Huge Catch of Reading Challenged to create a program that encourages young students to read in school as well as at home, Betsy Lepak created "Hooked on Books." Students keep track of every book they read both in school and at home in hopes of earning a special reward, the privilege of caring in their classroom for to two fish in a bowl.

    Focus On
    Hiring New Teachers
    One of the principal's most important responsibilities is to hire teachers and other staff members who will develop programs to meet school-wide needs and be dedicated to helping students achieve. The articles in this archive share stories and practical tips to help you find the right person for the job.


    From the Principal Files
    Make Graduation Day Special Whether you call it Graduation Day, Move-Up or Step-Up Day, or Recognition or Promotion Day, the day you set aside to honor your school's "senior" class can be a special one with these ideas from Education World's "Principal Files" team.

    The Principal Poet
    Education World's resident poet, Mr. Ivan, presents a poem that is sure to bring grins to school leaders everywhere. This week's poem is "Gravity."
    In school I learned that apples
    Fell on Isaac Newton's head
    And made him discover gravity
    'Least that's what
    my science teacher said
    Read more

    Wire Side Chat
    The Growing Role of Online Learning
    Enrollment in online and blended courses -- those that combine online and traditional learning -- will continue growing, a study says. Educators need training and schools need plans to ensure online learning is integrated effectively and efficiently into schools.

    Take Five for Reflecting on the books principals love to read aloud to kids.

    Principal Ideas #9
    Newsletter exchange, marshmallow stress relief, meeting ideas, more...

    Instant Meeting #28
    Groups draw an image that describes a complex situation.

    Grant of the Week
    Check our the new grants added each week.

    Conventions
    What's coming up in the weeks and months ahead?

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    Newsletters 'R Us
    Copy and paste this free content into your teacher or school newsletters.
    The ABCs of Student Success Helping students achieve from A to Z.
    Caught on the Web Sites to share with parents.
    Clipart Library Free art to liven up newsletters.
    Fun Facts Fun and educational content.
    Parent Newsletter Templates A different template for each month.
    Math @ Home Math activities for parents and kids.
    "QuotED" Educational quotes to inspire.
    Parent Pointers Ponder these themed parenting tips.



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