Principal September/October 2011: The Healthy Child

More Than First Aid
Sally Schoessler
The school nurse is a vital student support, keeping students in the classroom and ready to learn.
(Article available to the public)

Wellness Matters
Brenda Arteaga
This spotlight on a Houston school shows that gains can be made when school and district unite to nurture healthy students.

Beware Emotional Maltreatment
Margaret A. King and Gregory R. Janson
Principals set the bar for identifying and responding to this overlooked form of abuse.

A Breath of Fresh Air
Rachel Belew
Schools with poor indoor air quality experience increased absenteeism, decreased student concentration and productivity, and lower student test scores.


A Guide to Making the Autism Puzzle Fit
Sheila Wagner
Students with autism spectrum disorder can succeed in schools when principals set the standard for training, tolerance, and support.

Research Report: Help Teachers Feel Less Stressed
Jan Richards
Paying attention to your teachers’ concerns about time, respect, and support is a powerful way to support your faculty.


From the Editors
New Year, New Content


Practitioner’s Corner
Leading a PTO Through Troubled Waters
David Wells

Raising the Bar
Standards-Based Curriculum and Delivery
Laura M. Brown

The Reflective Principal
In Mentoring, Relationships Rule
Fatima T. Lawson

Ten to Teen
Trust and Respect at the Middle Level
Janet Angelis and Kristen Campbell Wilcox

Speaking Out
Retention Has No Place in America’s Schools
Bret Range

Parents & Schools
Partnering Early for Future Success
Pamela Akers, Kathy Jacobs, and Kathy Orlando

Principal’s Bookshelf
Creating a Successful Leadership Style: Principles of Personal Strategic Planning by Charles A. Bonnici
Reviewed by Jeffrey Carroll

Finding Your Leadership Focus: What Matters Most for Student Results by Douglas B. Reeves
Reviewed by Anne Rullan

It’s the Law
The “New” Section 504
Perry A. Zirkel

Measuring Measurement
Gail Connelly
(Article available to the public)


Foster Change Through Open Inquiry
Eric Glover
Principals and teachers can improve teaching and learning by using this communication strategy.

From Periphery to the Center: Promising Practices for English-language Learners
George Theoharis and Joanne O’Toole
A case study of two schools shows that ELLs succeed when educators accept responsibility, plan for their success, and engage in practices that address their needs.