Principal Magazine

2016-2017 Editorial Calendar

Before submitting, make sure to read our submission guildelines.

Sept/Oct 2016: A Well-Rounded and Complete Education
One of a principal’s most impactful roles is in leveraging the elements necessary for children to be successful in school and life. Potential articles will take a focused look at promoting mental health and well-being, including coordinating mental health services, nurturing emotional intelligence and social emotional learning, and combatting bullying. The issue will also provide updates on early learning, with a focus on aligning pre-K-3 and early interventions.
Copy due: June 20, 2016

Nov/Dec 2016: Classrooms In Focus
Instructional leadership is paramount to student achievement. This issue will shine a light on classrooms as instructional spaces, with articles that focus on novel space configurations, single-gender classrooms, innovations in instructional practices (like makerspaces and learning labs), time management, discipline strategies, and supervising teachers.
Copy due: July 15, 2016

Jan/Feb 2017: Diverse Learners
This issue will take a broad look at diversity, as well as address the needs of English-language learners, including strategies for effective instruction and assessment. Articles can also address equity, closing the achievement gap, cultural competencies, diversity and demographic changes, and parent engagement.  Copy due: Sept. 9, 2016

March/April 2017: Technology for All
Innovations in technology impact students, teachers, and school leaders. This issue will provide best practices for social media and technology use, with an eye toward principals as innovators and new instructional practices. Articles will focus on digital badging, professional learning networks, and addressing the technology divide in rural schools and schools with high needs. 
Copy due: Nov. 4, 2016

May/June 2017: Accomplished Leadership
Great schools require well-prepared and supported principals. This issue will focus on high-leverage leadership topics such as life-work balance, time management, coaching, budgeting, and collaboration, as well as less covered leadership skills such as getting published and managing up.  
Copy due: Jan. 8, 2017

Year-Long Theme: Early Career Principals
This pilot series introduces a  “How To” article series on topics that would be of interest to early career principals, such as “How to Flip a Faculty Meeting,” “How to Hold a Data Meeting,” or “How to Give Informal Feedback.”
Copy accepted on a rolling basis. One article will be published in each issue.