ERIC Number: EJ1015432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effective and Reflective Principal
Ritchie, John M.
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n8 p18-21 May 2013
For a "Kappan" issue focusing on the job of the principal, this is an essay from a retired, longtime principal and superintendent. "I have notebooks full of advice that I've collected over the years: tips, mantras, cautions, and quotations appropriate for any occasion," the author says. "I learned to focus less on strategies for solving problems than on habitually consistent and thoughtful ways of approaching them." A principal is the only one in the building with your job title, which makes it a solitary occupation. But it doesn't have to be a lonely one if shared with other principals.
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Reflection, Work Environment, Educational Administration, Personal Narratives, Goal Orientation
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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