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Ferrandino, Vincent L. – Principal, 2005
I often hear principals talk about how the world that today's students face is growing bigger and more complex, requiring more from them and more from schools.
Descriptors: Principals
Riggins-Newby, Cheryl – Principal, 2005
All of us are deeply embedded within a number of strong, web-like structures of relationships, such as our families and workplaces. Sometimes these relationships benefit us; at others times they don't. We spend much of our mental energy trying to strengthen our beneficial relationships and transform the harmful ones to our benefit. In practicing…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Parent Child Relationship
Johnson, Lori A. – Principal, 2005
Of the principals who leave their jobs each year, a turnover rate estimated as more than 40 percent (Doud & Keller 1998), about 10 percent quit voluntarily for a variety of reasons (Davis 1997). Typically, the decision is made when the principal recognizes that problems exist that make the role untenable and that a change might be personally…
Descriptors: Principals
Whitaker,Todd – Principal, 2005
"How Is Your Day Going?" We get asked this question many times a day and our response can determine not only how others view us, but can even impact the frame of mind of the person who asked it. If you say, "Things are great! How about you?" you have sent a positive message. But if you respond, "Not so great. That Jimmy Wallace is getting on my…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Principals, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Effectiveness
Barton,Paul E. – Principal, 2005
Student achievement gaps among racial and ethnic groups are large and persistent. They mirror gaps in life and school conditions that have been found to be closely related to cognitive development and school achievement. The road to parity begins with understanding the nature of the gaps and their trends. One way the size of the gap has been…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Minority Groups, Cognitive Development, Academic Achievement
Mason, Christine Y.; Dodds, Richard – Principal, 2005
This article examines the growing digital divide in public schools between students who have access to computers and the Internet and those, especially minorities and students with disabilities, who do not. The article also explores emerging technology that could impact classroom instruction in the next decade.
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Access to Computers, Educational Technology
Wherry, John H. – Principal, 2005
As the school year comes to a close, and you reflect on your successes and disappointments in involving parents, it's time to consider ideas for improvement in the coming year.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes
Echanis, Pat – Principal, 2005
Parkdale Elementary is a K-5 school of approximately 260 students, of which 75 percent are on the free and reduced-cost lunch and breakfast program and 65 percent are Hispanic, largely migrant families.
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Childrens Literature, Principals, Administrator Responsibility
Williams, Alicia R. – Principal, 2005
How do salaries of elementary and middle school principals compare with those of other administrators and classroom teachers? Are increases in salaries of principals keeping pace with increases in salaries of classroom teachers? And how have principals' salaries fared over the years when the cost of living is taken into account? There are reliable…
Descriptors: Teachers, Principals, Middle Schools
Turner, Jamie Sussel – Principal, 2005
It was early into my mentoring relationship with Dana, a third-grade teacher in our school and an aspiring principal, that I kept having this nagging feeling. And then it hit me--the realization that our school culture reflected an "us and them" dynamic.
Descriptors: School Culture, Mentors, Principals
Davis, James; Jazzar, Michael – Principal, 2005
The authors examined 14 principal preparation programs and found seven consistent instructional and learning actions, or habits, they believe establish a framework for providing future educational leaders with opportunities to connect their knowledge to reality through carefully designed experiences.
Descriptors: School Personnel, Administrator Education
Schneider, Joe – Principal, 2005
The last thing a principal needs in the morning of the last day of school is someone shouting "There's a kid with a rifle in here!"
Descriptors: Drills (Practice), Weapons, Principals
Riggins-Newby, Cheryl – Principal, 2005
The job of an instructional leader, according to former Baltimore principal Deborah Wortham, is to be a gardener. School cultures left unattended, she says, sprout weeds that will eventually overwhelm the research-based programs, practices, and best efforts of teachers and administrators. The most aggressive and harmful educational weeds Wortham…
Descriptors: Gardening
Smith, Merna L. – Principal, 2005
Thanks to the No Child Left Behind Act and an increased emphasis on improving and tracking student performance, the use of technology in U.S. public schools has become more of an asset than ever. But even as schools strive to strengthen their technology programs, economic conditions and budgetary constraints often make it difficult to fund these…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Schools
Lane, Cheryl O.; Medford, Lienne; Knorr, Ron – Principal, 2005
Grade retention and delayed entry to kindergarten are two of the major causes of overaged students in middle school. While data is often difficult to obtain, the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 reported that 20 percent of all eighth graders had repeated at least one grade (Wheelock 1998). In South Carolina, where students are…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Middle School Students, Schools of Education, Grade Repetition
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