Every principal, whether new to administration, to a district, or to a school, needs to examine the issues that are central to his/her success. The text for this course is The New Principal’s Fieldbook: Strategies for Success written by Pam Robbins and Harvey Alvy. In this very readable field book, the authors present practical insights to help principals become inspirational leaders in their own school communities.
You will find topics from informal school communication networks, building lasting relationships, improving faculty meetings, promoting professional learning communities, conducting staff evaluations, keeping up with state mandates, time management, to dealing with surprise as a routine part of your work. From their own experiences, and those of other education leaders, the authors present practical information and insights, research-based techniques and fascinating stories to help principals provide successful leadership in their schools.
At the end of each chapter the authors provide you with the opportunity to reflect on how you would apply the new information to potential scenarios in your school. These topics, each presented in a compelling context, are covered in chapters 1-6 in the book.
(Chapters 7-15 of The New Principal’s Fieldbook: Strategies for Success are covered in the companion course, “ The Principal’s Fieldbook: Best Practices”)
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