An Assistant Principal's Guide . . . Into the Fire addresses common pitfalls and the knowledge necessary to succeed in this administrative position. Some of the topics in this how-to guide include: the specific role of the assistant principal, legal issues in the school system, dealing with parents and guardians, methods to document all interactions, working with classroom teachers, and school discipline. This manual is reader-friendly, practical, and useful, as it provides the opportunity for the kind of dialogue that will shorten the administrative learning curve.
School safety is paramount in today’s educational system. Now, more than ever, the need to be proactive and systematic when it comes to handling even the most minor infractions in schools must be required, as demonstrated by the tragic events of recent school violence. An administrator’s work revolves around investigating. Whether it involves issues with parents or students, disciplinary incidents or teacher situations, being able to investigate in a non-biased and systematic manner is paramount for success. Yet, despite this premise, guidance for new and experienced administrators concerning how to investigate an incident is limited at best. Common Threads is a straightforward, practical guide for administrators in the job or professors to use as a guide for principal preparatory training.
Written for administrators who want to enhance their budgeting skills, this third edition incorporates new professional leadership standards and information about budgeting for technology enhancements.
A comprehensive guide to building successful relationships with all school personnel! Ideal for practicing and aspiring principals, this in-depth resource presents policies, procedures, and techniques for managing faculty and support staff and creating effective work environments. The authors provide case studies, strategies, and reflective exercises in each chapter to help administrators evaluate their schools and practices. Based on ISLLC and ELCC standards for school leadership, this book covers: Shaping school culture to promote shared ownership of the school’s vision Recruiting, selecting, and retaining qualified personnel Effective communication and conflict resolution Handling challenging situations such as supervising marginal employees and addressing grievances
Though traditionally responsible for school operations, assistant principals increasingly find themselves expected to provide academic leadership as students face a growing emphasis on academic performance. This timely book helps current and aspiring assistant principals implement best practices for their evolving roles, providing the knowledge and skills required to succeed in their schools. Coverage includes: Emphasis on competency-based leadership requirements Research-based models, tips, snapshots, best-practices, and recommendations Unique discussion of the assistant principal as a student advocate Organizational strategies, professional growth activities, and operational models for program implementation Specific leadership responsibilities for school climate, personnel administration, professional development, and performance appraisal Case studies and discussion questions to foster applied learning
Written for principals and assistant principals to read and reflect on together, this book describes the most common challenges facing today’s assistant principals – and provides practical solutions. Authors Carole Goodman and Christopher Berry examine how principals and assistant principals can develop the kinds of relationships that serve to meet the needs of students, staff, and parents. Contents include: The Difference between the Principal’s Job and the Assistant Principal’s Job, The Assistant Principal Role: What the Students Need, The Assistant Principal Role: What the Staff Needs, and Principal and Assistant Principal Communication: The Honest High-Wire Act.
Make the most of your time—and your leadership Is your school’s vision getting buried under paperwork? If you spend more time picking up pieces than putting them together, this is your book. Written by seasoned school principals, this plan of action will get you back to the essence of your job: instructional leadership. By using educational technology to maximize efficiency, you’ll improve teaching, student achievement, resource management, and school culture. This comprehensive guide features: Easy-to-follow, single-topic chapters Standards–based scenarios and questions Time-management self-assessments Easily adaptable experiential exercises Strategies for battling the “silent time thief”
The go-to legal resource for principals, fully updated! How often does a potential legal issue arise at your school? Now in an expanded third edition, this trusted resource provides clear and helpful guidance from a team of respected school-law experts. Substantive new information shows principals how to: Address student use and misuse of technology, on and off campus Avoid the pitfalls of zero-tolerance discipline policies Lead school safety and violence prevention, including collaboration with school resource officers and other personnel Prevent and respond to bullying incidents Stay current with special education requirements Ensure that employment and evaluation practices reflect the law
Ever wonder what the unaired episodes of situation comedies that disappeared quickly from the air were about? Curious about those comedy series such as Rewind, The Grubbs, and The Ortegas that the Fox network announced for its fall schedule but that never premiered? Did you know that stars like Bradley Cooper, Michelle Williams, and Brad Pitt made some of their earliest appearances on short-lived sitcoms? Forgotten Laughs: An Episode Guide to 150 TV Sitcoms You Probably Never Saw contains answers to these questions as well as others about quickly-canceled, never-aired, and short-run situation comedies. Published for the first time are episode descriptions for these forgotten shows. This reference book contains the most complete descriptions of sitcoms such as the quickly-canceled Doc Corkle, Co-Ed Fever, and Black Tie Affair, the never-aired Misconceptions, The Singles Table, and Snip, as well as short-run comedies like Fathers and Sons and Free Country and over 140 more. Most episode descriptions were culled from the archives of the Library of Congress, the Paley Center, and the UCLA TV script collection. In addition, Forgotten Laughs also includes insights from many producers, directors, and writers who worked on these little-known shows.
Safer science is a daily requirement for every teacher in every science classroom and laboratory. Get up-to-date information from The NSTA Ready-Reference Guide to Safer Science, Volume 2. This second volume is a collection of more than 40 of the latest quick-read Scope on Safety columns from Science Scope, NSTAOCOs middle school journal (plus some adaptable Safer Science columns from The Science Teacher, NSTAOCOs high school journal). As easy to read as it is practical, the book is chock-full of safety information, anecdotes, and advisories you can use every day."