ERIC Number: ED495316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul-21
Reference Count: 0
194 High-Impact Letters for Busy Principals: A Guide to Handling Difficult Correspondence, Second Edition
Grady, Marilyn L.
As the key communicators for schools, principals write a wide range of correspondence--from thank-you letters and congratulations to best wishes and other personal notes. Yet, this critical responsibility can easily fall victim to every administrator's busy schedule. This updated and expanded collection of letters is truly a timesaving starter kit, with user-friendly and easy-to-personalize templates to revitalize every busy administrator's communications repertoire. This practical resource provides jargon-free templates useful for: (1) improving communication with parents, teachers, and other school stakeholders; (2) initiating a "letter-a-day" plan to improve school culture; (3) advancing parent education, health and wellness, and safety initiatives, among others; (4) reminding principals to communicate with all stakeholders; (5) evaluating principal's current written communication; and (6) identifying areas where principals could communicate more. This targeted collection will add a new level of organization, efficiency, and effectiveness to a principal's communication tasks. This guide includes a PC- and Mac-compatible CD-ROM containing all letters for easy customization. The guide contains thank-you, appreciation, congratulations, sympathy, get-well, welcome, information and procedures, discipline, letter acknowledging complaint, recommendation, application special events, and opening comments for special events letters.
Descriptors: School Culture, Principals, Parent Education, Parent School Relationship, Educational Objectives, Communication Strategies, Letters (Correspondence), Administrator Responsibility, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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