The Principal's Survival Guide: Where Do I Start? How Do I Succeed? When Do I Sleep?

The Principal's Survival Guide: Where Do I Start? How Do I Succeed? When Do I Sleep?

The Principal's Survival Guide: Where Do I Start? How Do I Succeed? When Do I Sleep?

This hands-on school leadership guide for new and veteran principals and administrators offers practical advice for leading a school successfully. Want honest student input? Try texting. Got a group of angry parents? Arrange one-on-one meetings—you’ll avoid a mob scene and give each family the attention it deserves. Trying to make a teacher feel appreciated? Shoot a quick email after stopping by his classroom and describe something cool you saw him do. It takes ten seconds but has a big impact.

These tips and hundreds more are the collective wisdom of three experienced principals who know how to connect with kids, staff, families, and stakeholders, and help students succeed.

Review

“As a first-year principal, I often find myself asking these very questions. Reading this book has given me affirmations and added tools for my administrative toolbox. This book should be given as an accompaniment with the keys when you are assigned as the executive principal to a school.”—Miriam Harrington, Ed.S., principal, Jere Baxter Middle School in Nashville, Tennessee


“Comprehensive and insightful—this book has it all. As a principal for the past...

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