Principal November/December 2018: Safe & Healthy Schools

The articles in this issue touch on topics such as school safety and crisis response, how afterschool and summer programs help families affected by opioid addiction, online bullying and violence prevention, and strategies to strengthen physical education.
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This issue of Principal is also accompanied by a Leading Lessons guide on social-emotional learning. The guide is designed to facilitate planning and discussion to effectively select and integrate SEL programs.

A Culture of Caring A Virginia school district ups its social-emotional learning game to keep students healthy, happy, and safe Jennifer Lenz, Lisa Micou, Connie Honsinger, and Rachel Bulifant
Online Activity, Offline Trouble Bullying and violence often begin in the virtual world and social media before entering schools Jeff Bean
Overcoming the Unexpected Promote physical and psychological safety to speed recovery from a major crisis event Franci Crepeau-Hobson
Shake Up PE’s Status Quo When done right, physical education can contribute to overall well-being, fitness, and improved academic behaviors John T. Foley, Lynn C. MacDonald, and Daniel J. Breiman
A Sporting Chance Jayne D. Greenberg and Judy L. LoBianco
Teaching on Empty As more students suffer from trauma, compassion fatigue is becoming a problem for teachers and administrators alike Kenneth W. Elliott, Judith K. Elliott, and Stephanie G. Spears
Easing the Pain Afterschool and summer programs help families affected by the opioid crisis Jodi Grant
10 Years Strong Principals volunteer to build playgrounds that enhance learning
Putting New Principals in the Pipeline Two districts share how they developed and nurtured their development cultures to cultivate new leaders Susan McLester
2018 National Distinguished Principals
From the Editor Safe, Healthy, and Well 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
In the Spotlight The Toast of Texas
Practitioner’s Corner Engage and Educate Christopher Wooleyhand
Wellness A Step Toward a Low-Stress School Jon Harper
Early Career Teaching the Change John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller
The Reflective Principal There Oughta Be a Law Dennis Tynan
Principal’s Bookshelf Your Next Best Reads
Speaking Out Want to Believe Kyle Rhoads
Parents & Schools Making the Call Mark French
Postscript Solutions for Safety L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE

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