Category Archives: Administrators

What Happens When the Principal Has First-Day-of-School Jitters?

By Andrew Hawk When I first became a teacher, I intended to teach for ten years. Afterward, I wanted to transition into either administration or college instruction. By the time I started a graduate program in educational leadership, I knew … Continue reading

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Making the Case for Mindfulness in Your School or District

By James Butler, M.Ed., author of Mindful Classrooms: Daily 5-Minute Practices to Support Social-Emotional Learning (PreK to Grade 5) I’ve had the honor of starting a mindfulness program in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) based on years of experience … Continue reading

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The Texting Principal

By Susan Stone Kessler, Ed.D., coauthor of The Principal’s Survival Guide. This post was originally published March 16, 2015 As a principal of a large high school, I needed to figure out how I would develop connections with my students … Continue reading

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Peer Mentoring Basics

By Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S., author of the Everyday Leadership series Many schools and youth organizations use peer mentoring. It is an amazing way to empower students on both sides—the person getting help and the person helping. No matter one’s … Continue reading

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How Mean Behavior and Bullying Affect Academic Performance—And What to Do About It

By Jonathan C. Erwin, M.A., author of The School Climate Solution: Creating a Culture of Excellence from the Classroom to the Staff Room The Problem Bullying, defined as an act of repeated physical or emotional victimization of a person by … Continue reading

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