Principal January/February 2016: Student-Centered Leadership


As principals across the nation implement new initiatives such as teacher evaluation and college- and career-ready standards, not to mention the plethora of other must-dos like arts-integration efforts and social-emotional well-being programs, it’s important to keep our eyes on the prize, with students at the forefront. This issue of Principal shines a light on student-focused school leadership.
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STUDENT-CENTERED LEADERSHIP
Turn Up the Volume Authentically give students a voice in your school—and listen. Russell J. Quaglia and Michael J. Corso
Bullying, Interrupted Teaching empathy and respect can encourage students to intervene when they are witnesses to bullying behavior. Elizabeth Halsey-Sproul
Keep Gifted Students Challenged Ensure access, equity, and excellence for high-ability and gifted students. Joy Lawson Davis
Students Take Center Stage An Arkansas elementary school uses student-led conferences to provide developmentally appropriate and personalized learning experiences. As told to Kaylen Tucker
The Strength of Character Education Establish these five principles before adopting a character education initiative. Donna Usewick and Christopher Wooleyhand
FEATURES
Strengthen Student Teaching Principals and teachers should work as a team to assist teacher candidates working in their schools. Jamilah R. Jor’dan
The Great Homework Debate How student-centered learning is impacting elementary-grade homework practices. Susan McLester
IN EVERY ISSUE
From the Editor Eyes on the Prize —Kaylen Tucker
Snapshots Implementing new standards, creativity grant, inspiring teachers
Practitioner’s Corner Four-Step Lesson Intervention —Mary C. Clement
Raising the Bar Rigorous Academics in Preschool Can Exist —Angèle Sancho Passe
Ten to Teen Seven Ways to Help Struggling Readers —Carole Meyer
Speaking Out Mistaking Change for Progress —Wendy Crawford
Parents & Schools Engage Families With Literacy Conference —Tracy Williams
The Reflective Principal Mind the Message —Sherry A. Watts
Principal’s Bookshelf
Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms By H. Richard Milner IV —Reviewed by Kristin Bishop
Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era By Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith —Reviewed by Christopher Wooleyhand
It’s the Law Age Discrimination in Employment —Perry A. Zirkel
Postscript A New Direction: Every Student Succeeds —Gail Connelly

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