Principal January/February 2018: Comprehensive Learning

Ensuring that all children receive a well-rounded and complete education is essential for school and student success. This issue of Principal magazine takes a new look at how principals can put comprehensive learning into action, addressing topics such as school discipline, social-emotional skills, and arts integration.
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The January/February issue also features a supplement on after-school learning, published in partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. You can read the special issue here.

All for One and One for All How to make inclusion work for students and staff. Mary Grover and Jennifer Gondek

A Better Approach to School Discipline How restorative practices can help decrease disciplinary referrals. and increase students’ social-emotional skills Bobby Riley
Strong Social-Emotional Skills = Student Success Measuring student SEL can help you target intervention for young learners. Danna Grimes

Preschool Is More Than Fun & Games Investing time and effort into preschool pays long-term dividends. Kathryn Raasch
Equal Footing Students in poverty start school at a disadvantage. Here’s how you can help families close the gap. Rachael George
Arts Integration Improves School Culture and Student Success Art infuses joy and student voice into daily instruction. Cheri Sterman

Every Child Can Be Is an Engineer Why engineering should be a part of every elementary classroom Margaret Honey
A Match Made in Education Two principals share how having a friend in leadership can elevate your principalship LaGloria Wheatfall
From the Editor Connect the Dots on Well-being Kaylen Tucker

Snapshots Nuggets of research, policy, and practice to keep you informed
5 Things What you need to know about the Association that has your back
Practitioner’s Corner Integrate SEL Skills to Make Learning Come Alive Karen Dresden
Wellness Prioritizing Mental Health Pays Off Alex Schukow and Theresa Stager

Early Career Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Teachers John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller
The Reflective Principal Think Like a Principal Simon Rodberg
Principal’s Bookshelf Reading Across the Curriculum Brian Bond
It’s the Law School Safety? Perry A. Zirkel

Speaking Out When Hate Speech Strikes, What Will Your Terms of Engagement Be? Veronica McDermott
Parents & Schools Achieve Your School Year Goals With Volunteer Power Jim Accomando
Postscript A New Paradigm for Comprehensive Learning L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE

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