Category Archives: Administrators

7 Questions That Show Why We Need to Ask Educators How to Safely Return to School

By Susan Stone Kessler, Ed.D., coauthor of The Principal’s Survival Guide. Like most educators, I am carefully following news about the possibility of school resuming in a few weeks. I have noticed that many of the people making recommendations are … Continue reading

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COVID-19: The Importance of Empathetic Leadership During a Crisis

By Andrew Hawk I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe these days. Last week saw the order for schools in my state, Indiana, to remain closed for the rest of the year. School districts are still responsible for delivering … Continue reading

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How School Principals Can Respond to the Coronavirus

By Andrew Hawk In my career as an educator, I have experienced medical scares including bird flu, swine flu, SARS, and Ebola. The area in which I taught was hit hard by the bird flu during the 2009–2010 school year. … Continue reading

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Banning Suspensions for Disruptive Behaviors Will Make Us Better Teachers

By Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., and Char Ryan, Ph.D., coauthors of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior Across the United States, 16 states and the District of Columbia have laws prohibiting or expressly limiting the suspension of … Continue reading

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Lessons and Observations from My First Month as School Principal

By Andrew Hawk I have told many people (and I wrote in a previous blog post) that the first year of teaching is the best and worst year of a teacher’s life. Now that I am several weeks into my … Continue reading

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