You're the Principal! Now What? : Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders
by Jen Schwanke


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A principal's job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor's guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A principal's job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor's guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here--directly, practically, and without the jargon.

Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies for tackling the most common yet most daunting challenges of the principalship, including

  • Establishing productive professional relationships
  • Building and maintaining a positive school culture
  • Resolving conflict among staff and parents
  • Providing effective instructional leadership
  • Supporting students' social-emotional needs
  • Conducting staff evaluations and delivering feedback
  • Keeping up with district, state, and federal mandates
  • Managing the facility and the budget
  • Providing focused and effective professional development
  • Prioritizing responsibilities
  • Learning from student and schoolwide data
  • Planning for growth and change
  • Working through behavior and discipline issues
  • Hiring high-quality teachers and supporting new ones
  • Leading effective meetings
  • Maintaining balance

The standalone chapters provide easy access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you'll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, "Now what?" It's the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful and rewarding work of being a principal.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781416622215
  • ISBN-10: 1416622217
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 345
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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