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Using the News in the Classrom: Camel...

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Creating a Professional Learning...

Since their inception, schools have continually sought to improve in response to demands from teachers, administrators, parents, policymakers and legislators. When we look at the research into improving schools and examine the keys to school improvement, it invariably boils down to the ability of the people within the school to function as a professional learning community. A professional learning community (PLC) shares a vision. A vision is generally created by the principal to move the...

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Space Day is Coming! (May 7th)

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Changing the Role of the Principal

Some excerpts were used from "Enhancing A High-Performing School Culture and Climate." Bulach, Lunenburg and Potter

The type of principal needed in a high-performing school calls for a new approach to directing K-12 schools. The principal, faculty, staff, school board, parents and the community work together to create a shared vision of how to help all students achieve their highest potential. Each school is considered a professional learning community (PLC). This is a term that has...

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Congratulations - You Are Just Hired!

Once you are offered the position, there are several next steps.

You should have provided vital information to the human resources department at the school district: such as a social security card, drivers license, passport, etc. You will probably be drug tested and fingerprint. HR will ask for your work experience (usually 5-10 years), all college transcripts, professional certificates, etc.

Most school districts will have orientation opportunities so you may be better...

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Negative Factors That Are Evaluated...

I hope you find these hiring tips helpful. Remember first impressions count!

  • Poor personal appearance---dress for success but don't over do it. It is very important that you dress and look like a professional. This is not the time to dress in your most trendy outfit. Leave the 10 pounds of jewelry at home.
  • Overbearing/aggressive/conceited/know it all attitude. You should be confident that you can do the job if given the chance but certainly do not come across as if...

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Beginning the Interview

In today's world, interviewing can be on-line or in person.  Many of these tips can be used in either case.

  • Arrive early (about 15 minutes) this gives you time to freshen up and to make sure all of your electronics are working.
  • Go over your resume-one more time.
  • Many administrators are conservative by nature, either personally or for their school's image. Look your best. Administrators know that usually the candidate will be dressed the best that they will...

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Choose Love

Do you remember what you were doing on December 14, 2012?  I do. I remember like it was yesterday. I was working in my office at a university when suddenly I began receiving messages about a school shooting in Connecticut. I kept reading and reading, and then I would cry...

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National Shakespeare Day is April 23rd

 
In Great Britain, Shakespeare Week is celebrated in the middle of the month of March!
The anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death is...

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