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Top Ten Practices for Principals to Promote Literacy in School

Top Ten Practices for Principals to Promote Literacy in School | Principal Page | Scoop.it

This is one blog post you must share with your Principal - it is written by a school principal who understands the importance of literacy, and shares the ways he communicates his values and expectations to his  teaching staff and students.  He demonstrates a clear commitment to improved literacy by his own actions every day.  At his first staff meeting of the year, he asked teachers to write down the names of the books they had read over the holidays - explanation?  If we expect kids to be readers, we had better be readers too.  It doesn't get better than that.  Please read. Please share. DW

 

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1. Read, Read and Read

"Principals should not only be reading current research and resources about best practices in education, they should be reading children's books as well as reading for plea..."


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WANTED: 'Irreplaceables'

The New Teacher Project (TNTP) released a report called "The Irreplaceables," which looks at teachers who are "so successful they are nearly impossible to replace, but who too often vanish from schools as the result of neglect and inattention." The full report is available on TNTP's website. Information below is quoted directly and the sources of the quotes noted.
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What if You Flipped Your Faculty Meetings? - The Tempered Radical

Dear Principals, I've got a professional challenge for you: I want you to flip every faculty meeting during the 2012-2013 school year. Doing so would be a breeze, I bet. You could: (1). Use YouTube's video recorder and your laptop's...
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The Innovative Educator: 6 Ideas for Administrators Who Want to Lead the Way to Texting for Success

The Innovative Educator: 6 Ideas for Administrators Who Want to Lead the Way to Texting for Success | Principal Page | Scoop.it

Several ways school administrators are using texting to operate, communicate, encourage, and strengthen connections.

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TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership

TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership | Principal Page | Scoop.it
TICAL is the one-stop, technology information portal for school administrators, by school administrators. You'll find over 800 select, annotated resources plus a community of like-minded colleagues.
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Leadership Solutions for Education Leaders from Scholastic Administrator | Scholastic.com

Practical, hands-on advice about leadership, best practices, technology, data-driven decision making, value-added, teacher tenure, charter schools and dropout rates. Featuring opinions from superintendents nationwide.
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Meet Your New PD Tool | Scholastic.com

See how these administrators are using social media to connect with peers--and improve how they run their schools.
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Education World: Improving Principals' Teacher Evaluation Skills

Education World: Improving Principals' Teacher Evaluation Skills | Principal Page | Scoop.it
Evaluating teachers is a principal's most important responsibility. Education World's "Principal Files" team offers their advice for doing this process better.
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Ten Keys to Success: The Principal’s Role in Implementing the Common Core

Highlights from The Principal’s Role in Implementing Common Core State Standards at the Secondary School Level, a webinar produced by The Alliance for Excellent Education.

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Tweeting For Schools

Tweeting For Schools | Principal Page | Scoop.it

...a post on how a school or educational institution can use Twitter effectively. It is a great way to connect with students, as well as share their message locally and globally.

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edWeb News: School Principals and Social Networking in Education

The underlying research for the report, "School Principals and Social Networking in Education: Practices, Policies, and Realities in 2010," was conducted by edWeb.net, IESD, Inc., MMS Education, and MCH Strategic Data.

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Social Media For Administrators (Blog Posts) | Connected Principals

Social Media For Administrators (Blog Posts) | Connected Principals | Principal Page | Scoop.it

 I recently decided to compile some of the blog posts that I have written regarding social media and administrators...

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A Principal's Reflections: Change Should Be a Reality, Not a Possibility

A Principal's Reflections: Change Should Be a Reality, Not a Possibility | Principal Page | Scoop.it

Change in education seems to be as illusive as the Loch Ness Monster. Everyone seems to be talking about it, but little action leading to meaningful results seems to be the mainstay in many schools. Through my work over the years as a teacher, educational administrator, and learner through I have identified common roadblocks to the change process. If identified and addressed appropriately these roadblocks can be overcome.

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The Principal Center | the best in professional practice for school leaders

Connecting K-12 Leaders
The Principal Center is a global think tank for professional practice in school leadership, connecting K-12 administrators with a network of innovative colleagues and leading experts. We provide forums for collaboration, online professional development, and a rich variety of resources to support the work of school leaders. Membership is open to school leaders, central office administrators, admin interns, and school secretaries who are interested in sharing the best ideas in professional practice.

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