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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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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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Tips for Nailing Your Teacher Evaluation

By Andrew Hawk The process for evaluating teachers has greatly changed in the last generation. Teachers today live in the age of accountability. My school system uses a rigorous evaluation method encompassing observations, student performance, teacher goals, and artifacts that … Continue reading

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8 Strategies for Dealing with Lawn Mower Parents

By Andrew Hawk Have you ever heard of a lawn mower parent? Even if you haven’t, I bet you have been around one at some point. Lawn mower parents are parents who try to eliminate any obstacles in their children’s … Continue reading

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Enter to Win a Book Bundle for School Principals!

This giveaway is now closed. This month, we’re giving away three books that help principals and administrators build and lead successful schools: The School Climate Solution: Creating a Culture of Excellence from the Classroom to the Staff Room The Hands-On Guide … Continue reading

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