Principal January/February 2013: Teacher and Staff Development

Principals need the best resources to help teachers grow. This issue of Principal magazine endeavors to help fill that void, offering practical tips and innovative strategies to use with teachers. It provides advice for improving teacher effectiveness, well-being, teamwork, and response to behavioral issues. In addition to these resources on teacher and staff development, the issue features tips for new principals to make the best of mentoring relationships and points to consider when serving military students.
Help Teachers Be Their Best Todd Whitaker Sow the seeds for duplicating teacher excellence.
Teacher Wellness: A Conversation With Adam Sáenz Principals play a key role in this crucial—but overlooked—aspect of staff development. (Article available to the public.)
Time Shift: Developing Teacher Teams Kurtis Hewson Principals can use their time effectively and encourage collaboration by working with teacher teams.
Breaking the Behavior Code Nancy Rappaport and Jessica Minahan How to help teachers make a difference with challenging student behavior.
Do You Have a Mentoring Mindset? Linda J. Searby Ten tips to help new principals make the most out of a mentoring relationship.
Helping Military Children Feel “At Ease” Margaret Morgan and Andrew Ross Principals should create a school culture of sensitivity and support for military children. (Article available to the public.)
From the Editor Tips and Strategies by the Numbers Kaylen Tucker (Article available to the public.)
Snapshots (Article available to the public.)
Raising the Bar Extreme Makeover: Staff Development Edition Mathieu Aubuchon
Principal’s Bookshelf:
Improving Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight by Allan R. Odden —Reviewed by Jeffrey D. Carroll
Co-Teaching That Works by Anne M. Beninghof —Reviewed by Ayesha Farag-Davis
The Reflective Principal Teachers Are Parents, Too Cindy Sue Lee
Ten to Teen Teaching STEM to English-Language Learners Kevin Sotomayor
Speaking Out Fear and Loathing of the Evaluation Bandwagon Mary Ann Chapko (Article available to the public.)
Innovation Head of the Class With Game-Based Learning Dan Breiman
Parents & Schools Seven Tips to Effectively Engage Parents Cheresa Greene-Clemons and Chena T. Flood
It’s the Law RIFfing Principals Perry A. Zirkel
Postscript Redesigning Evaluations to Build Capacity Gail Connelly (Article available to the public.)

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