ERIC Number: ED495576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-8
You Have to Go to School - You're the Principal!: 101 Tips to Make It Better for Your Students, Your Staff, and Yourself
Young, Paul G.
What if you already had thirty-years' experience on your first day as a principal? What if, after 20 years as a principal, you felt as fresh and energized as you did on your first day? Principals need encouragement and revitalization for their school and their careers. Full of simple rules and meaningful insights, this compilation of suggestions and recommendations speaks to all principals. "You Have to Go to School--You're the Principal!" offers tips aligned to NAESP standards for principals and beyond, from health advice to people-skills. The author has interacted with scores of principals during his career and his tenure as president of the NAESP. His experience can work for other principals as he addresses: (1) Building partnerships with parents and community for students' success; (2) Maintaining character in the face of adversity; (3) Reducing paperwork while getting organized; (4) Remembering names and fostering relationships with staff and students; and (5) Determining fundamental beliefs about education. Everything principals do is to become focused, effective, instructional leaders. Now principals can meet each challenge and interruption as an opportunity each day with renewed hope and energy! Following a foreword, preface and an Introduction, this book contains nine parts: Part I Leadership; Part II Vision; Part III Student Learning; Part IV Adult Learning; Part V Data and Decision Making; Part VI Parents and Community Engagement; Part VII Organizational Caretaking; Part VIII Personal Caretaking; and Part IX Professional Growth. This book concludes with Principals' Creed and Suggested Readings.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Principals, Standards, Partnerships in Education, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Beliefs, Educational Philosophy, Leadership Qualities, Instructional Leadership, Decision Making, Professional Development
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.