School Leadership and School Administration
14 Effective Strategies to Build a Community of Learners
A set of fourteen goals with two strategies for each goal built around the fourteen considerations for principals as they build a community of learners.
Conducting an Interview
Conducting an Interview - Every district has their own approach to conducting an interview and hiring new teachers. Many districts conduct a one on one interview during some part of the process. The interview process can be taxing especially on the interviewee. The following tips can be used to make the interviewee more comfortable and can...
Dealing with Difficult Parents
Difficult parents - Dealing with difficult parents is virtually impossible for any educator to escape. As a school administrator you can bet that you aren’t going to make everybody happy. You are in a position where it is necessary to make difficult decisions.
Educational Leadership Philosophy
A principal should be student-centered and their school vision should revolve around what is best for the students and the school as a whole.
Embrace Cell Phones or Ban Them?
One of the more controversial and most discussed issues that school administrators face on a daily basis is where they stand with students and their cell phones. What policies are school district's using? Which policy is the best for your students and your district? These issues are addressed here.
Fifty Ways for Administrators to Boost Teacher Morale
It is critical that administrators recognize the value of having several strategies in place designed to boost teacher morale throughout the year.
A school creed can motivate your students through the power of suggestion. Having your students memorize and recite a creed with a powerful message can have nothing but positive effects on your student body.
As an administrator it is your job to discourage gossip amongst the adults in your building. School gossip creates a large part of your discipline issues with students and it will create even larger problems within your faculty/staff if it is not dealt with quickly.
Every school administrator looks for new ways to improve their school. The following ten strategies for improving schools provide a starting place for administrators wanting to provide fresh, engaging activities with all members of the school community. School improvement is comes in many forms. Anything that provides positive interactions...
School leadership -- Any school is only as strong as the leadership and administration that runs it. Being a school administrator or in a school leadership position is a thankless job and one that comes with making difficult decisions. However an effective school leader can change the face of a school and the benefits of seeing student growth...
All school administrators want to see their students take pride in themselves as well as their school. The following programs are designed to promote school pride amongst your student body. They are designed to resonate with a different group within your student body. Each program promotes school pride by involving students in an aspect of...
Every school administrator hopes that they will never have to deal with a school tragedy such as the death of a student or teacher, school shooting, a student whose home burns down, etc. No matter how much training you have, there is nothing that can fully prepare you when something tragic occurs.
Strategies for Hiring a Teacher
Hiring a Teacher - Hiring a teacher is a critical component in the overall success of a school. If the right teacher is hired the school will improve or at the very least maintain its current course. If the wrong teacher is hired it could derail the course and create a lot of headaches for students, parents, and administrators.
Superintendent of Schools
Superintendent of Schools - The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a school district is the superintendent of schools. The superintendent is essentially the face of the district. They are most responsible for the successes of a district and most assuredly be responsible when there are failures. The role of a superintendent of schools is broad. It...
What Makes a School Administrator an Effective School Leader?
School Leader - Leadership is an essential component of a school’s successes or failure. The best schools will have an effective school leader or group of leaders. In a school setting, a leader must be multi-faceted as they deal with other administrators, teachers, support staff, students, and parents on a daily basis. This is not an easy job, but many administrators are experts at leading the various subgroups. They can effectively work with and support every person at the school.