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Stop The Compliments and Show Me Some Gratitude

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The deal closed after months and months of negotiations. Everyone was exhausted and beyond relieved. It would not only bring in a large amount of revenue in the business, but it would prevent any more layoffs. As everyone walked out of the room, he yelled out, “Great Job, job well done! Could not
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How we express appreciation is  as important as giving it.  Celebrating success with your staff takes on new meaning when it is personalized. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 6, 12:48 PM

It takes little time for teachers and students to figure out whether the praise is just empty words or has real meaning.

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Principal: Building Parent Engagement

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Tell your story and have parents and the community see your school the way you want them to. 

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Preparing Principals: Can every principal coach like Doug Lemov and disrupt like Clayton Christensen?

Preparing Principals: Can every principal coach like Doug Lemov and disrupt like Clayton Christensen? | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it

"With an improving opportunity set brought about by new tools and new school models, the job is increasingly adaptive–one that requires a good deal of “design planning” (Horn, Staker, 2014). This profound change suggests a new way to prepare and develop school leaders."


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Why today’s school leaders must become digital leaders

Why today’s school leaders must become digital leaders | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 17, 10:26 PM

Bernard Stiegler pointed out that technology is both a human construct and constructs humans. He goes so far as to indicate that technology threatens children's attention span. What does this mean as a leader?

 

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The Innovative Educator: 11 Innovative Strategies for Ensuring Device Equity

The Innovative Educator: 11 Innovative Strategies for Ensuring Device Equity | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it

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David C Messer's curator insight, March 24, 12:50 AM

A practising teacher outlines her strategies for equity in digital device usage in her classrooms. Easy to read.

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Seven Strategies For Working With Student Teachers

Seven Strategies For Working With Student Teachers | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Today's final post in the series features what I think is a particularly interesting combination -- a quest response from Ted Appel, the principal of the inner-city school where I teach, who describes the innovative requirements he insisted upon if a university was interested in placing student teachers with us; followed by a commentary from Pia Lindquist Wong, director of a university teaching credentials program who found that her ideas dovetailed with those of Ted's - the two then developed a

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They come to us directly from their college experience, not the world of work. We are some times a mystery to each other. Here is some advice on developing student teachers.

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The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness

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Six educators share the insights, changes, and rewards observed and felt during their journey from unconnectedness to connectedness.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 11, 2:48 PM

We have always been connected. It is more that we have opportunities to be connected digitally today which did not exist even 10 years ago. There are claims out there that connecting is a choice and those who chose not to be connected are at fault. I think that thinking is problematic. We are all connected. It may not be the way someone who does not understand our teaching wants us to be connected. That is actually more problematic.

 

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Parent and Family Engagement in Low Income High Schools | Scholastic.com

Parent and Family Engagement in Low Income High Schools | Scholastic.com | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
 Parental and family involvement has already been proven to be a key component in a student's academic success.

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12 Courageous Acts of Leadership

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Meetings suck, problems persist, and relationships degrade because of cowardice. Mediocrity persists for lack of courage.   You begin with a dream, but the real issue is courage. 12 courageous...
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Some simple reminders that aren't so simple. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 9, 7:06 PM

There are some great servant-leadership points. For example, I was wrong and can you forgive me. How often do we hear that in School?

 

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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, October 11, 8:54 AM

As my colleague at APInsight said, 'Some simple reminders that aren't so simple". THANKS #apinsight!

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Twitter For Teachers and Administrators - LiveBinder

Twitter For Teachers and Administrators - LiveBinder | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Resources, tips and tricks for using Twitter in school...

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Lead By Example Others Will Follow

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When you lead by example, you create a vision of what is possible for others. They can look lead by example, too, once you show them how it’s done.

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Always a winner. Practicing what we preach is a way to develop others and allows us to experience personally the challenges of what we want to see done.

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What Effective Principals Do

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What Effective Principals Do

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Why we need parental involvement in schools: Deborah Dunstone - GoErie.com

Why we need parental involvement in schools: Deborah Dunstone - GoErie.com | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Why we need parental involvement in schools: Deborah Dunstone GoErie.com As identified in this study, the five essential ingredients for effective school reform included: school leadership as the driver for change; family, school and community...

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10 Ways to Ensure Parents Won’t Need to Ask ‘What Did You Do at School Today?’

10 Ways to Ensure Parents Won’t Need to Ask ‘What Did You Do at School Today?’ | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it

“10 Ways To Ensure Parents Won’t Need To Ask ‘What Did You Do At School Today‘” by Alison Anderson was originally published on Getting Smart


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10 Ways for New School Leaders to Use Twitter

10 Ways for New School Leaders to Use Twitter | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
I’m the new guy at our school district, and this is my first administrative role in a school. Let me first say that it is a lot of hard work, but it is also a lot of fun connecting with new teachers, administrators, and an entire community.

Via Patti Kinney, NASSP Center for New Principals
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A nice overview of things to get you started using Twitter. Outreach and communication are important connections we make with stakeholders. Here, a new principal shares some easy ways to get going.

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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, October 22, 10:33 PM

Good ideas here: also join the community and follow the NASSP Center for New Principals on Twitter @newprincipals.  Lots of resources and ideas posted every week!

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Leadership Tips: 6 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

Leadership Tips: 6 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself Daily | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it

“If you really want to create a shift in your business and get the most from your leadership, make these powerful questions part of your daily ritual.”


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Self reflection questions to make you a better leader. 

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Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim's curator insight, October 24, 7:52 AM

This is great for everyone. It provides great advice not only for business but in every day life.

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2 Things Great Leaders Do When They Give Feedback

Managers give the most useful feedback on the fly, not from a script. But how they deliver it is just as important, says author and professor Bren Brown.

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It is important to remember that feedback is a two way street. The organic discussion that Brown shares in this article could not have happened if both parties were not open to review. 

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Balancing the One-To-One Equation: Equity and Access in Three Laptop Programs


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David C Messer's curator insight, March 24, 12:49 AM

This compares equity and access in three different school laptop programs.

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Never Take It Personally...Navigating Difficult People

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We have all faced them. Difficult People. Whether they are co-workers, bosses, or clients, our life would not be complete unless we have had to navigate these types of folks at one time or another.

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We all run across them. People who come at us fighting mad. Staff who insist on doing it their way, or who are passive aggressive about change. Here are a few tips on dealing with negative people. 

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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, October 13, 11:07 PM

It is important to have a toolbox of skills for dealing with difficult people;  no 2 are exactly alike and the same person might respond to one approach one day and not to another. So, having a set of skills is important. See what works here for you!

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Parent Engagement in Education: Transforming Schools and our Communities

Parent Engagement in Education: Transforming Schools and our Communities | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Parents who are actively engaged in their school communities should also be seen as essential partners in community transformation. All voices are needed in the dialogue concerning creating a viable and healthy future for our children.

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Building Positive School Culture: 20 Ideas From Principals

Building Positive School Culture: 20 Ideas From Principals | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
School or work environments are like home environments--it doesn't take long to figure out if you are in a happy, productive place or not. Last week I was in Oklahoma City for a meeting with our pr...
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These ideas are just a jumping off point. You can customize them to promote that feeling of inclusiveness we all crave. Just be careful not to use these as the only indicators of your culture. Do the hard work too. Theses can get you started. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 9, 7:05 PM

There are some good ideas. The one missing is listen to teachers and allow them to have a voice in the community. I always wonder who decides who the teacher-leaders are. This defies the idea that we all have something to contribute when we assign that role.

 

I spent an incredible amount of time in school division where we were not listened and the 'boss' decided who the teacher-leaders were. Heaven forbid we might have a dissenting voice.

 

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Would you want to be a teacher in your district?

Would you want to be a teacher in your district? | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
I was recently out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant with a friend, and I was asked if I was enjoying my dish (Mexican chicken mole, which was excellent, by the way). I quickly replied something to...
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Some great questions and rationale about what is working and what you have control over. 

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Building a PLN

Building a PLN
Resources created in conjunction with FETC 2009 Session.

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Preparing for the Assistant Principalship

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Clay McDonald, 2014 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year


Are you new to this administrator gig? Feeling nervous about making the transition from a teacher to an administrator? Don’t worry, everyone else in your position feels the same way, and so did every administrator out there when they first began!


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Pete Reed's curator insight, October 1, 10:13 AM

Words of wisdom from one of the three finalists for 2014 National AP of the year are intended for new APs but apply nicely to all school leaders!

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Should Strong Leaders Also Be Great Teachers?

Should Strong Leaders Also Be Great Teachers? | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Jack Welch once said: "As a leader, you have to have a teachable point of view." How teaching separates great leaders from good ones.

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Moving Beyond The Newsletter: Using Technology To Meet Parents Wher...

Workshop for the 2013 BCCPAC Fall Conference that focused on using technology to enhance school's relationships with their families. 


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Jeannine St. Amand's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:52 AM

Chris Wejr explores the purpose of parent communication: inform, share, foster relationships, build trust, build community and engage and encourages schools to meet parents where they are.

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Principal: Building Parent Engagement

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, May 15, 2:03 PM

Tell your story and have parents and the community see your school the way you want them to.