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Develop Your Teachers and Staff
February 2013, Volume 36, Issue 6
Busy principals need quick, high-quality resources to help staff members grow professionally. We’ve gathered a wealth of online resources to complement the articles in the January/February issue of Principal, which focused on teacher and staff development. Whether you’re working on fostering collaboration between colleagues, or helping teachers manage difficult student behavior, you’ll find smart strategies that fit your school’s needs.
- Find resources, templates, and support for the collaborative team meeting structure on the Jigsaw Learning website.
- Solution Tree’s All Things PLC website offers ideas and examples of how schools have embedded collaborative planning time in their school’s master timetable.
Manage Student Behavior
- Visit the Principal archives to read “Problems on the Playground: A Different Approach to Recess.”
- Intervention Central features well-informed plans for behavioral interventions, with specific resources for motivation, rewards, and special needs.
- OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) provides an easy-to-search catalog of resources for educators.
- For insight on how to improve teaching, check out the Grooming Teacher Excellence issue in the Principal archives.
- Todd Whitaker’s What Great Teachers Do Differently, can also be found in the National Principals Resource Center bookstore.
- Discover Adam Sáenz's strategies for tackling several common wellness quandaries, including how to engage discouraged new teachers' well-being even on a crunched schedule.
- Adam Sáenz's The Power of a Teacher in the National Principal's Resource Center Bookstore.
- Information about Adam Sáenz's workshops for schools can be accessed on his website.
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