Communicator - August 2018

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NAESP Radio: Timing Matters
Daniel Pink explains how principals can use the science of timing to set up students for success. Read more

Webinar Wednesday Recap: Hacking Leadership
Joe Sanfelippo offers 10 ways leaders inspire learning that teachers, students, and parents love. Read more

What’s Popular on Social Media?
Tap into your PLN on social media. Here are a few articles that were popular with your peers. Read more


NAESP is here to make sure you don’t have to go it alone. That’s why we’ve created the 2018 Back-to-School toolkit, with ways to support teachers, improve attendance, cultivate student leaders, and encourage professional growth.

Support for Teachers
NAESP and have teamed up to help principals support teachers who have projects that need funding. If five of your schools’ teachers post projects by Aug. 31, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $5,000 gift card. Read more

Improve Attendance
It’s never too early start communicating with parents and students about the benefits of regular attendance. Read more

Student Leadership
Start the year off with student leadership in mind by bolstering student skills outside of the academic curriculum. Read more

Professional Learning
The beginning of the school year is always a good time to look for ways to improve your practice and your school through professional learning opportunities. Read more


Use Title IV Funds for Academic Enrichment and Mental Health Services, Not Guns
NAESP has released a statement on a proposal to allow gun purchases and firearm training for educators with funds appropriated under Title IV, Part A of ESSA. Read more

Call for NAESP Conference Proposals Open
NAESP is now accepting session proposals for the 2019 Pre-K–8 Principals Conference to be held in Spokane, Washington. Read more

PD Funding For Principals Preserved In Senate Funding Bill
Continued strong Title II, Part A funding is critical for states and districts to provide support and professional development for teachers and principals. Read more

Advocacy Webinar: Legislator Shadow Visits
Join us Aug. 27 for a webinar that will go over the nuts and bolts of inviting your legislators to your schools and ensuring a successful visit. Read more

National Mentor Training and Certification Program
This training program offers a highly structured professional development program designed to create a cadre of mentors whose expertise is channeled to support school leaders. The next training is Sept. 17 – 18 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Read more

Principals of Literacy Institute
Expand your expertise as an instructional leader and learn how to implement a strategic, school-wide literacy plan that empowers your teachers, families, and students. The next course is Sept. 20 – 22 in Nashville. Read more

Open Board Positions
NAESP is seeking candidates for open positions—vice president, zone directors, and middle-level director at large—on the NAESP Board of Directors. Read more

New NAESP Staff
NAESP recently welcomed to its team three new staff members: Krysia Gabenski, Jackie McGrail, and Aaran Lurry. Read more

U.S. Department Of Education Pilots “Flexibility For Equitable Per-Pupil Funding”
The flexibility relieves many of the Federal requirements related to allocation, use and reporting for those eligible Federal funds. Read more