ERIC Number: EJ837946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 1
Getting out of the Office and into the Classroom
Parkhurst, Kathleen J.
Principal, v88 n5 p44-45 May-Jun 2009
New principals are enthusiastic about fulfilling the role of educational leader. They envision themselves visiting classrooms frequently and becoming integrally involved in curriculum and instruction. But it is not long before reality sets in. Principals learn very early that there is a constant struggle between the demands of the office and the demands of the classroom. Unless the principal has strong organizational skills and can establish a structure within a demanding and uncertain day, his or her effectiveness as an educational leader is diminished. This article offers some tried-and-true organizational tips that might help a new principal get out of the office and into the classrooms on a daily basis.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrative Organization, Guidelines, Administrator Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness
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