The New Principal Show! Support for First-Year Principals; Debuts Tuesday 7/18

Schools need great leaders; great leaders need to get off to the right start.  That’s why we’re launching The New Principal Show!, beginning Tuesday, July 18, accessible anywhere at gotomeet.me/principal-matters . Not a new effort, but a new design to reach more people.  This will be the sixth year that we’ve been supporting principals, particularly supporting new principals and we’reContinue reading “The New Principal Show! Support for First-Year Principals; Debuts Tuesday 7/18”

Are You An Innovative Leader?

Innovate.  Innovation.  Innovative. Schools and school systems everywhere include those words in their mission and vision work.  When interviewing for an assistant principal or principal position, you can most likely expect to be asked about your ability to innovate.  Evidence that you’re innovative. Innovation is an important part of any organization’s success.  Like many concepts,Continue reading “Are You An Innovative Leader?”

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”

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”

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