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An administrative handbook : a view from the elementary principal's desk

Author: Larry J Stevens
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Education, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook offers hints and tips that aim to help prinipals become more successful. Topics covered include: timesaving techniques; improving communication; sensible budgetary procedures; and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stevens, Larry J.
Administrative handbook.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Education, 2001
(OCoLC)604143563
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry J Stevens
ISBN: 0810840219 9780810840218
OCLC Number: 45806436
Description: vii, 101 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Principal's Role 1 --
Day-to-Day Operation in the Building 5 --
Problem Solving 8 --
Typical Areas That Require Problem Solving 11 --
Time Management 12 --
Chapter 2 Administrative Style 19 --
Building Manager vs. Principal as Instructional Leader 19 --
Management Style 22 --
Chapter 3 Personnel Supervision 23 --
Supervisor vs. Evaluator 23 --
Classroom Observations 26 --
Evaluation Conferences 27 --
Summative Evaluation 27 --
Chapter 4 Selection and Supervision 28 --
Recruiting, Screening, and Interviewing 28 --
Supervision of Personnel 32 --
Site-Based and Staff Involvement 34 --
Self-Esteem 34 --
Chapter 5 Staff Development 37 --
Staff Adequacy 37 --
Staff Development 38 --
Inservice Plans 40 --
Sources of Inservice Programs 41 --
Implementing and Evaluating 41 --
Chapter 6 District Concerns 43 --
Curriculum and the Principal 43 --
Central Office Relations 44 --
Budget Process 45 --
Priorities 48 --
School Boards and Their Agendas 48 --
Policies 49 --
Chapter 7 Safety in the Schools 53 --
Security 53 --
Critical Incident Plan 54 --
School Building 55 --
Check with Police 55 --
Involve Teachers 55 --
Preliminary Steps in CIP Development 56 --
Using the CIP Manual 56 --
CIP Contents 56 --
Crisis Intervention Teams 57 --
Chapter 8 Nuts and Bolts of Administration 59 --
Expectations for Substitute Teachers 59 --
Scheduling Special Classes 61 --
Class Size 63 --
Learning Styles 63 --
Flexibility of Groups 63 --
Lesson Plans 64 --
Conferences 68 --
Team Planning 68 --
Cafeteria 68 --
Staff Meetings 69 --
Chapter 9 Student-Related Issues 71 --
Retention 71 --
Student Records 71 --
Report Cards and Parent Conferences 72 --
Incentive Programs 73 --
Entry and Exit 73 --
Traffic Flow 74 --
Rules 74 --
Consistency of Rules 76 --
Field Trips 77 --
Weapons and Drugs 78 --
Facility Management and Climate 78 --
Chapter 10 School Community 82 --
Public Relations 82 --
Dealing with the Media 82 --
PTA/PTO 83 --
Newsletters 83 --
Parent Handbook 84 --
Two-Way Communication Channels 84 --
Special Education 84 --
School Law 89 --
Legal Aspects in Relation to Public School Students 90 --
Informal and Formal Board Meetings to Consider Policy Violations 91 --
Negotiations and the Building Principal 92 --
Administering Contracts 93 --
Chapter 11 Future 94 --
Schools and Community Values and Interests 94 --
Planning and Coping with Change 95 --
Long-Range Plans 95 --
Vision Statements 96 --
Leadership in the Future 98.
Responsibility: Larry J. Stevens.

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