This issue of Principal focuses on how educators can better align pre-K–8 learning experiences. Articles touch on topics such as transitions between grades and schools; aligning curriculum, assignments, and assessments; and integrating academics with recess, physical education, and student leadership.
Leading Lessons: Collaborate to Align LearningPrincipal, January/February 2019: Aligned Learning Experiences, Volume 98, Issue 3Read More
Strategies to maximize the assistant principal role.
From the Editor: A Million Little ThingsRead More
By Kaylen Tucker Principal, January/February 2019. Volume 98, Number 3.
Postscript: A Leadership ShiftRead More
The “what” and “how” of thinking pre-K–3.
In the Middle: Support Breeds SuccessRead More
Navigating the transition from elementary to middle school.
Parents & Schools: Parents as PartnersRead More
Use the continuous improvement process to foster equity.
Speaking Out: Lose the LevelsRead More
Organizing libraries by reading level can be more hindrance than help.
The Reflective Principal: Learning TogetherRead More
Use professional development opportunities to build staff relationships.
Raising the Bar: A Touch of Class for Pre-KRead More
A publicly funded program helps bring students up to speed.
Early Career: Taking on TraumaRead More
The first steps to becoming a trauma-informed school.
Practitioner’s Corner: Tips for Terrific TransitionsRead More
Contact Head Start program leaders to prepare students for kindergarten.
In the Spotlight: Dual Language, One GoalRead More
Principal, January/February 2019. Volume 9, Number 3. Perla Rodriguez Principal Echo Shaw Elementary School Cornelius, Oregon The Stats: Years…
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!Read More
Transitioning to a new school environment is often difficult, but you can succeed if you make the change for…
Right the Wrongs of Sedentary EducationRead More
The desk-based learning of public schools might be more harmful than helpful.
Adding to the EquationRead More
Teaching fractions in middle school math classes using universal design for learning.
In the Spirit of ServiceRead More
Establishing student leadership in the fifth grade not only teaches kids to be civic-minded, but it also brings a…
Make the Most of the MiddleRead More
Educators discuss how to foster engagement as kids rapidly start to develop their own interests and personalities.
Meet Children Where They AreRead More
An early childhood education continuum focuses on more than academics alone to foster student success.
Research Roundup: Alignment Produces AchievementRead More
A selection of recent reports on alignment and student transitions.
Choice & RelevancyRead More
Autonomy and personalization in assignments help motivate and engage students.
5 Things: January/February 2019Read More
The work of a principal is never done. You do it all, and you love it. But even principals…