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.
FEATURES 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.
Problems on the Playground: A Different Approach to Recess
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 Cyberbullying Perry A. Zirkel
Postscript 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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