Few today contest that one of a principal’s most significant roles is as instructional leader. And while today’s principals are still being called on to be flexible and to “juggle hats,” the difference today is what they’re juggling and the high-stakes atmosphere in which they must perform. Principals are expected to achieve new levels of success for themselves, the teachers they lead, and the students they serve. The articles in this issue of Principal magazine address the principal’s ever evolving— and expanding—role. Also featured are a wide array of web resources for readers to use to support and inform their practice.
Building Teacher Capacity Maribel Childress Tools to strengthen instruction through multiple measures of evaluation. (Article available to the public.)
From Educator to Advocate Mark Terry Using these simple, common sense strategies, principals can make their voices heard as advocates for students and schools at the local, state, and national levels.
A Wave of Change Peter Carpenter A tech-savvy principal and advocate for connected learning shares his school’s digital learning model.
Craft the Right Message Kristine Gullen and Martin Chaffee Effective communication is a necessary skill for school leaders—especially when discussing transitions such as Common Core State Standards.
Strengthen Ties for English-Language Learners Douglass Fisher and Nancy Frey Three practices to connect with stakeholders and enrich your program.
Hands-On ELL Parenting Enrichment Chuck Bagwell
The Quiet Effect Best-selling author and 2014 NAESP Conference speaker Susan Cain shares how educators can support introverts. (Article available to the public.)
IN EVERY ISSUE
From the Editor The Multifaceted Principal —Kaylen Tucker (Article available to the public.)
Snapshots Executive function skills, value-added models, resources for new principals.
Practitioner’s Corner Improve ADHD Behavior With Exercise —Dan Lawler
Raising the Bar From Faltering to Award-Winning —Tracy Reimer
The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact By Michael Fullan —Reviewed by Robert Shappell
Creating a Classroom Culture That Supports the Common Core By Bryan Harris —Reviewed by Erin Simpson
Parents and Schools Forge Digital Family Connections —Melinda Miller
The Reflective Principal Schools Must Embrace Democratic Principles —Sharron Goldman Walker and Michael Chirichello
Ten to Teen Strengthen STEM in the Middle —Edwin Colbert
Speaking Out Schools Alone Can’t Close the Gap —Michael Connolly (Article available to the public.)
It’s the Law School Resource Officers —Perry Zirkel
Postscript Where the Buck Stops —Gail Connelly (Article available to the public.)
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Postscript: Where the Buck StopsRead More
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It’s the Law: School Resource OfficersRead More
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Ten to Teen: Strengthen STEM in the MiddleRead More
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The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact. Michael Fullan. Jossey-Bass, 2014, 160.
Raising the Bar: From Faltering to Award-WinningRead More
By Tracy Reimer Principal, May/June 2014
Practitioner’s Corner: Improve ADHD Behavior With ExerciseRead More
By Dan Lawler Principal, May/June 2014
Snapshots: May/June 2014Read More
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From the Editor: The Multifaceted PrincipalRead More
Principal May/June 2014 Principals have long juggled complex responsibilities. What’s different today is that school leaders are doing it…
The Quiet EffectRead More
Best-selling author and 2014 NAESP Conference speaker Susan Cain shares how educators can support introverts. Principal, May/June 2014 Thousands…
Hands-On ELL Parenting EnrichmentRead More
By Chuck Bagwell Principal, May/June 2014 Every school must overcome its own set of challenges for students to achieve…
Strengthen Ties For English-Language LearnersRead More
Three practices to connect with stakeholders and enrich your program. By Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Principal, May/June 2014…
Craft the Right MessageRead More
Effective communication is a necessary skill for school leaders—especially when discussing transitions such as Common Core State Standards. By…
A Wave of ChangeRead More
A tech-savvy principal and advocate for connected learning shares his school’s digital learning model. By Peter Carpenter Principal, May/June…
From Educator to AdvocateRead More
Using these simple, common sense strategies, principals can amplify their voices as advocates for students and schools at the…
Building Teacher CapacityRead More
Tools to strengthen instruction through multiple measures of evaluation. By Maribel Childress Principal May/June 2014 Web Resources
Web Resources: May/June 2014Read More
Building Teacher Capacity