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What they never told me in principal's school : the value of experience cannot be overestimated

Author: Michael Connolly
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2009.
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This book attempts to fill the gap left by an absence of mentors. Drawing upon personal experiences, Michael Connolly shares what leaders need to know in order to develop, be successful, and feel  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Connolly, Michael, 1942-
What they never told me in principal's school.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2009
(OCoLC)761233995
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Connolly
ISBN: 9781607093077 1607093073 9781607093084 1607093081 9781607093091 160709309X
OCLC Number: 423217539
Description: xiii, 95 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The principal's toolbox --
Are you listening or only hearing? --
Time out for reflection --
Principals need to stay focused --
Aylmer's mistake and the process of school change --
It's time to discipline school reform --
Harried principals aren't helpful principals --
So you're the principal : well, what have you done for yourself today? --
They never told me that in principal's school! --
A reality check for a new school leader --
"Say something nice to me" : a strategy for dealing with the chronically cranky --
Principals must avoid doggy behavior --
The courage of educational leaders --
A principal must protect the social ecology of the school --
When will we ever learn? --
Discipline isn't a dirty word --
"Seek the story within" : interview to reveal the heart of a teacher --
What a revolting development this is! : the homework rebellion --
How do you spell friendship? : the intergenerational spelling bee --
Educators' responsibility for creating a public --
Should schools offer parent training? --
Musings --
We are the lucky ones --
Appendix I: SSIS mission statement and core values --
Appendix 2: Some simple guidelines for parents about homework.
Responsibility: Michael Connolly.

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Connolly offers a brimming toolbox of both practical and soothing advice on how to make a difference as a principal. This is insightful, reflective, and attentive to real, day-to-day issues rooted in Read more...

 
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