The Principal s Guide to Managing School Personnel

Author: Richard D. Sorenson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452295506
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

The Principal s Guide to School Budgeting

Author: Richard D. Sorenson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506389481
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Principal s Guide to Curriculum Leadership

Author: Richard D. Sorenson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452239231
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical guidance for spearheading curriculum development and change This comprehensive guide walks principals through the curriculum development and renewal process with encouragement, hitting the hard issues of doing more with less, integrating technology, creating a culture of improvement, and improving student outcomes. The authors incorporate the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards for principals as they relate to curriculum leadership. Highlights include step-by-step guidance for: Working collaboratively with personnel Integrating state and national standards into school curriculum Maximizing professional development opportunities Connecting curriculum to instruction

A Guide to Managing and Leading School Operations

Author: Jerome Cranston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475839790
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book fills a gap in the training of educational leaders by orienting them to the vitally important business operations required to run a school including personnel, finances, and risk.

You re the Principal Now What

Author: Jen Schwanke
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622241
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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. 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.

The Principal s Guide to Managing Communication

Author: E. Joseph Schneider
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361446
Format: PDF, ePub
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Develop a successful communication strategy that reaches all members of the school community so that everything else has a chance to work as planned.

The Principal as Human Resources Leader

Author: M. Scott Norton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317688449
Format: PDF, ePub
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Increasingly, personnel administrative duties within schools have been delegated to the local school principal. This accessible book arms school leaders with the knowledge and skills required to be an effective human resources leader and shows them how to fold these additional duties seamlessly into their daily routines. This practical resource provides school administrators with guidance on personnel selection, growth and development, orientation and placement, school climate, legal processes, leadership for classified staff and other important human resources processes. Special Features: • Grounded in extensive research and interviews with practicing principals • Provides a wealth of examples, strategies, tips, and best practices for leading the human resources function at the school level • Chapter exercises and case studies explore the skills and knowledge needed for effective human resource leadership • Details the significance of developing a positive school climate • Legal aspects of human resources administration are made digestible and understandable

The Principal s Quick Reference Guide to School Law

Author: Robert F. Hachiya
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483333337
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

The Principal s Guide to Time Management

Author: Richard D. Sorenson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506340822
Format: PDF
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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”

School Money Matters

Author: Davida W. Mutter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781467982382
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Most school leaders are selected for their creative instructional skills and ability to motivate others. However, even the best educational leaders can be unprepared for the responsibility of spending and accounting for the thousands of dollars that pass through a school's books each year. Without solid understanding of school financial management, administrators may find these reponsibilities a serious distraction from their primary pedagogical mission. They may also risk damage to their careers and to the reputations of their schools. School Money Matters is a concise, practical desk reference, based on sound accounting principles and written specifically for professionals at the school level. It includes understandable guidance on twenty critical topics such as Activity Fund Safeguards, Admission Tickets, Audits, School Credit/Purchasing Cards, Employee Embezzlement, Fund-Raising Events, Gifts to Students or Staff, Parent Organizations, Vending Services, and the School Budget. Featuring a comprehensive glossary of school financial terms, graphic organizers to clarify accounting concepts, and a checklist for monitoring financial activities throughout the school year, this book provides the information principals need to safeguard and protect themselves - and their staffs - from the suspicion of theft or laxness so that maximum time can be devoted to placing instructional resources in the hands of students and staff.