Principal May/June 2018: PLNs & Mentoring Connections

This issue of Principal magazine explores how principals leverage formal and informal models of support to execute key leadership principles. The issue presents best practices for mentoring and coaching, and shines a light on the growing impact of social media networks.
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The May/June 2018 issue is also accompanied by a special supplement developed in partnership with The Wallace Foundation, focusing on the key practices of principal leadership.

Navigating the Journey Through Principal Land Four pillars of mentorship to help build leadership capacity Monique D. Lamar
Mentoring Magic Peer assistance and review helps Baltimore County Public Schools increase teacher retention and student achievement William S. Burke and Abby Beytin
Help Is on the Way How to get the most out of principal coaching Jerenze A. Campbell
Reach Out! Push the boundaries of your digital network with these three tools Liz Garden, Todd Nesloney, Travis Crowder, and Carrie McWilliams
The Power of the Walkie-Talkie Principal How setting up a global PLN using Voxer can ignite your leadership life Rick Jetter and Rebecca Coda
Find Your Tribe How to leverage PLNs to fill voids and refine work-life balance Kaylen Tucker
Wanted: Latino Teachers and Administrators Why cultural representation matters—and how you can build a diverse pipeline Letisha Marrero
Closing the Execution Gap Tired of not accomplishing your school improvement plan? Try this instead. Sean Covey and Lynne Fox
From the Editor The What, How, and Why of Leadership Kaylen Tucker
Snapshots Nuggets of research, policy, and practice to keep you informed
5 Things How to engage at national conferences
In the Spotlight North Carolina Principal Advocates for Student Success
Practitioner’s Corner Toward Technology Integration Lisa Vrvilo
Early Career Differentiated Instructional Coaching John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller
Raising the Bar Think Big! Stephanie Downey, Jason Van Heukelum, and Michael Thier
The Reflective Principal The 5 Best Pieces of Advice I Ever Received Chris Antonicci
Principal’s Bookshelf Another Way Jennifer Truitt-Lewis
It’s the Law Retention in Grade Perry A. Zirkel
Speaking Out Sparks That Light the Dark Todd Nesloney and Travis Crowder
In the Middle Middle School Mentors Mean Business Janet Layne
Postscript The Difference Mentoring Makes L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE

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