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Bartz, David E.; Bartz, Richard H. – Principal, 1995
The summative evaluation conference should focus on providing positive reinforcement for satisfactory or exemplary teaching performance, identifying behaviors that do not meet expectations, and describing how they can be improved. This article shows principals how to schedule and conduct such conferences, avoid judgmental approaches and common…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Conferences, Elementary Education, Feedback
Carbo, Marie; Cole, Robert W. – Principal, 1995
Offers principals some practical ideas to help youngsters become competent, motivated readers. Principals can spend spare moments reading favorite books to students and encourage others to do likewise, help form book clubs, provide cozy reading areas and high-interest materials, help nonfluent readers practice their skills, and ask good readers…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Elementary Education, Modeling (Psychology), Motivation Techniques
Mazzarella, Jo Ann – Principal, 1984
State-of-the-art review suggests extending time in school will increase achievement only modestly--and at great expense. (Author/DCS)
Descriptors: Costs, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Day, Extended School Year
Shelton, Maria M. – Principal, 1993
The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act bars discrimination against handicapped people who are otherwise qualified for a position. To comply, principals should be prepared to identify each job's essential functions, prepare a written description for each job, provide reasonable accommodations, establish job-related qualification standards, and…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Yatvin, Joanne – Principal, 1984
Disputes the assertions made in "A Nation at Risk" that extended school days and years would be beneficial and that more stringent academic requirements should be adopted. Asserts that the National Commission on Excellence in Education fails to understand both foreign educational systems and American educational needs and values. (PGD)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Extended School Day
Travers, Kenneth J. – Principal, 1985
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement examined eighth-grade mathematics programs in 21 countries during the 1981-82 school year. This report discusses how programs in the United States compared with those in other countries in instructional characteristics and student achievement. Recommendations are noted.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Curriculum
Weikart, David P.; Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – Principal, 1986
Discusses a study of three high-quality curriculum models designed for disadvantaged preschoolers: programed learning, open-framework (teacher and child-initiated activities), and child-centered. While the study showed that diverse curriculum models can be equally effective, the age 15 data point to child-initiated learning activities as most…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Research, Economically Disadvantaged, Outcomes of Education