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ERIC Number: ED495767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 0
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5966-7031-2
Countdown to the Principalship: A Resource Guide for Beginning Principals
O'Rourke, Anne; Provenzano, Jackie; Bellamy, Tom; Ballek, Karen
Eye on Education
This book displays tools and templates for planning, organizing, and monitoring a beginning principal's daily tasks. The templates can also be downloaded from Eye on Education's website and they include a planning calendar, homework policy, letter to community partners, letter of introduction to your staff, and staff meeting agenda. Chapter 1 provides two tools for using the book. First, the Framework for School Leadership Accomplishments is introduced to help the reader organize their thinking about their work as a school principal. Second, a template is provided to assist in creating a personal Entry Plan. Chapters 2 through 10 address important tasks for principals and contain ready-to-use ideas and examples for use. Each chapter highlights one accomplishment area from the Framework for School Leadership Accomplishments and describes the work of the principal related to that area for start-up and the first weeks of the school year. Chapter titles are: (1) The Framework for School Leadership Accomplishments; (2) Defining Learning Goals; (3) Providing Instruction; (4) Sustaining Student Climate; (5) Providing Related Services; (6) Mobilizing Resources; (7) Organizing and Supporting School Operations; (8) Supporting Staff; (9) Supporting School Renewal; and (10) Sustaining Family-Community Partnerships.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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