Principal January/February 2012: Technology

Technology Integration for the New 21st Century Learner
Nancye Blair
Today's students need educators to re-envision the role of technology in the classroom.

What If All the Computers Were Broken
David Wells

A Technology Enabled Journey
Pamela Albert Devine
A New Jersey school enhances student learning by integrating new and emerging technologies into the curriculum.

Building Social Media Connections

William N. Ferriter, Jason T. Ramsden, and Eric C. Sheninger
By following these five steps, you can transform communication practices and reach out to the community.


What Parents Want Principals to Know About Autism

Melanie I. Bloom
A parent-teacher explains why students with autism must be treated as individuals.

Report to Parents: Helping Children Understand Autism

Seattle Is Calling
Conference host city beckons with captivating adventures the whole family will enjoy.

James E. Levine
Principals can restore peace on the playground by introducing assorted options for play and a three-level disciplinary model.


From the Editors
A Whole New World


Practitioner’s Corner
Mentoring Makes a Difference
Sherry Watts

Raising the Bar
Bringing Brain Research Into Teaching
B. Lynn Brown

The Reflective Principal
40 Years and Counting With NAESP
Lillian Brinkley

Ten to Teen
Moving to the Middle: Keys for Success
Nancy Flatt Meador

Speaking Out
Needed: More Health Resources and Support
James H. VanSciver

Parents & Schools
Creative Communication Strategies
Richard Jetter
Principal’s Bookshelf
Collective Trust: Why Schools Can't Improve Without It by Patrick B. Forsyth, Curt M. Adams, and Wayne K. Hoy
Reviewed by Ayesha Farag-Davis

A Cord of Three Strands: A New Approach to Parent Engagement in Schools by Soo Hong
Reviewed by Hester Chandley Alfred
It’s the Law
Perry A. Zirkel

There's No Time Like the Future
Gail Connelly


Knowing How to Help
Monica C. Higgins
Building teacher self-efficacy is trickier than it seems.

Student Voice
Kristine Fox
Getting elementary students involved in their learning produces positive results.
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