Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions: Principals Need All for Success

The job of school principal is a significant  one for the life of the school.  It brings with it immense responsibility, massive work load, and daily unpredictability.  Despite the challenges, it is (in my opinion) the greatest job you will ever have as long as you are prepared for it. If you’re already a principal, you may have justContinue reading “Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions: Principals Need All for Success”

8 Reasons Why Principals Are Successful… Or Struggle

Around 25,000 principals separate from their school at the end of each year, leaving schools in constant states of turnover.  Around half of all school principals depart their school by the end of their third year, and only about one out of four high school principals make it through year five.  We are in aContinue reading “8 Reasons Why Principals Are Successful… Or Struggle”

Stop Thinking About School All The Time

WELCOME BACK TO SLOW-DOWN SUNDAY, WHERE PRINCIPAL-MATTERS! ENCOURAGES SCHOOL LEADERS EVERYWHERE TO BE THEIR MOST EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT BY USING RESEARCH-BASED, TIME-PROVEN STRATEGIES TO SLOW IT DOWN.  HERE’S THIS WEEK’S INSTALLMENT! —- Dear School Leader, I was like you before.  For fifteen years as a principal and assistant principal, I was just like you. I was committedContinue reading “Stop Thinking About School All The Time”

Professional Reading Saturday: Closing The Attitude Gap

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT SATURDAYS HERE AT PRINCIPAL-MATTERS?  PROFESSIONAL READING SATURDAY!  THIS WEEK’S SUGGESTION CONNECTS WITH OUR FOCUS IN JANUARY ON DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY OF CARE AND SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS. Closing the Attitude Gap By Baruti Kafele Principal Kafele is sharing resources with you on a regular basis to help you in your work as a school leader.Continue reading “Professional Reading Saturday: Closing The Attitude Gap”

Good Dog Deeds: Focus on Positive

As the leader of the school, what do you do on a regular basis to bring everyone’s attention to the positive things that are going on at your school every day? Here’s a simple, yet impactful idea for your consideration. At Morgan County High School, we are proud to be the Bulldogs!  While I wasContinue reading “Good Dog Deeds: Focus on Positive”

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