Communicator - November 2018

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Winter Reading List
With a focus on professional and personal advancement, child and staff development, and leadership, your PLN has you covered as you build your winter reading list. Read more

Webinar Recap: Avoiding School Leadership Burnout
Baruti Kafele leads a discussion that focuses on how to do your job as a principal while maintaining a balanced personal life and avoiding burnout. Read more

Culturally Responsive Leadership
An NAESP task force has identified policies and practices proven effective in ensuring equity for all students in a racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse society. Read more

NELP Standards Approved: How This Affects You
The National Educational Leadership Preparation standards, which guide education leader preparation, have been approved. Here’s what you need to know. Read more


  Social-Emotional Learning  

Though programs vary widely, social-emotional learning strategies teach skills that can help children succeed in school and life.

Leading Lessons: Social and Emotional Learning
Principal magazine presents its second Leading Lessons guide, sponsored by The Wallace Foundation, featuring ways for you and your staff to develop instructional skills and strategies related to social-emotional learning. Read more

Social, Emotional, and Essential
It’s rare when child development, education, and health experts reach a consensus, but it happened. All agree that social and emotional skills matter to kids’ growth and well-being. Read more

SEL Instructional Skills and Strategies 
This step-by-step guide will help you through the process of creating SEL strategies that are tailored to your school’s needs. Read more

SEL in Out-of-School Settings
This guide will facilitate discussion to integrate SEL in out-of-school settings, which offer increased opportunities to develop close relationships that enhance SEL. Read more

Build a Lasting Culture of Kindness in Your School
Elementary and middle-level schools nationwide are joining the movement to build community, empathy, inclusion, connection, social awareness, and appreciation for others. Read more

  NAESP News  

Social-Emotional Learning: Let’s (Twitter) Chat About It
Join us for a #NAESPchat on Twitter Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET. We’ll discuss the what and why of SEL and how to develop instructional skills and strategies in — and out — of school. Use #NAESPchat to take part. Read more

Keynote Speaker Announced for #NAESP19
We’re excited to announce that Michael Fullan, of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, will give the keynote speech at the 2019 NAESP Pre-K–8 Principals Conference. Read more

Disrupting Poverty: 5 Powerful Classroom Practices
During this Dec. 12 webinar, William Parrett and Kathleen Budge will offer tips on turning high-poverty schools into high-performing schools. Read more

Resolve to Be a Mentor in Education
Make it a New Year’s resolution to use your experience as a principal to mentor a new generation of leaders in education. Our next training is Jan. 24-25, 2019, in Alexandria, Virginia. Read more

Midterm Elections: What Does It Mean for Education? 
What were the results of the 2018 midterm elections, and what does it all mean for education in 2019? Danny Carlson explains in this special episode of the NAESP Advocacy Podcast. Read more