Awards Ceremonies Are More Than Certificates and Handshakes

Congratulations! You’ve made it nearly to the end of the school year. It’s been a good one, and you’re already planning to have an even better one next year. Before this year is in the books, there are still some things left to do. Among the most important that remain are your year-end events, ceremonies,Continue reading “Awards Ceremonies Are More Than Certificates and Handshakes”

Three Things Every Principal and AP Need to Plan (Now) To Do This Summer

Hello!  It’s March and you have reached the “sprint” portion of the marathon that we call the school year.  While you’re there in the midst of the sprint, please consider what’s coming soon and what you need to do to make the most of it. It’s summer. OK, so this is actually about the coldestContinue reading “Three Things Every Principal and AP Need to Plan (Now) To Do This Summer”

The ‘Balance’ Series: Do You Play Well With Others?

We continue with our weekly examination of balance and the school leader, and this week we focus on your relationship with others who work at your school.  Your job is more than just getting things accomplished.  It’s also about the manner in which you do so.  As the leader,  you set the tone for theContinue reading “The ‘Balance’ Series: Do You Play Well With Others?”

Professional Reading Saturday: Chess, Not Checkers

All week at Principal Matters! the discussion has been about leading on a split-screen; planning for next year while leading this year. Our Professional Reading suggestion for this Saturday relates to this week’s topic.  Chess, Not Checkers  is a quick read that can help you think about the critical habit of the leader who is thinkingContinue reading “Professional Reading Saturday: Chess, Not Checkers”

I Know What You (Need To Do) This Summer

OK, I don’t  know what you did last summer, but I know what you need to do this summer, if you’re a principal. Before we get to that, aren’t you amazed that people have no idea what the principal does during the summer? I remember when someone, someone nice and well-intending would ask me at awards night, “whatContinue reading “I Know What You (Need To Do) This Summer”

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