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Administrative Handbook : A View from the Elementary Principal's Desk - Larry J. Stevens

Administrative Handbook

A View from the Elementary Principal's Desk

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Would you like to become a more successful principal? Then utilize a fellow principal's two decades of experience, and avoid costly trial-and-error techniques that add to your stress and can damage your career and your school. The topics in this handbook cover timesaving techniques, improving communication, sensible budgetary procedures, developing vision statements for school development, and more. Each detailed chapter is highly goals-oriented and provides practical, time-tested advice that can encourage veteran principals as well as those just beginning.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Principal's Rolep. 1
Day-to-Day Operation in the Buildingp. 5
Problem Solvingp. 8
Typical Areas That Require Problem Solvingp. 11
Time Managementp. 12
Administrative Stylep. 19
Building Manager vs. Principal as Instructional Leaderp. 19
Management Stylep. 22
Personnel Supervisionp. 23
Supervisor vs. Evaluatorp. 23
Classroom Observationsp. 26
Evaluation Conferencesp. 27
The Summative Evaluationp. 27
Selection and Supervisionp. 28
Recruiting, Screening, and Interviewingp. 28
Supervision of Personnelp. 32
Site-Based and Staff Involvementp. 34
Self-Esteemp. 34
Staff Developmentp. 37
Staff Adequacyp. 37
Staff Developmentp. 38
Inservice Plansp. 40
Sources of Inservice Programsp. 41
Implementing and Evaluatingp. 41
District Concernsp. 43
Curriculum and the Principalp. 43
Central Office Relationsp. 44
The Budget Processp. 45
Prioritiesp. 48
School Boards and Their Agendasp. 48
Policiesp. 49
Safety in the Schoolsp. 53
Securityp. 53
Critical Incident Planp. 54
The School Buildingp. 55
Check with Policep. 55
Involve Teachersp. 55
Preliminary Steps in CIP Developmentp. 56
Using the CIP Manualp. 56
CIP Contentsp. 56
Crisis Intervention Teamsp. 57
The Nuts and Bolts of Administrationp. 59
Expectations for Substitute Teachersp. 59
Scheduling Special Classesp. 61
Class Sizep. 63
Learning Stylesp. 63
Flexibility of Groupsp. 63
Lesson Plansp. 64
Conferencesp. 68
Team Planningp. 68
Cafeteriap. 68
Staff Meetingsp. 69
Student-Related Issuesp. 71
Retentionp. 71
Student Recordsp. 71
Report Cards and Parent Conferencesp. 72
Incentive Programsp. 73
Entry and Exitp. 73
Traffic Flowp. 74
Rulesp. 74
Consistency of Rulesp. 76
Field Tripsp. 77
Weapons and Drugsp. 78
Facility Management and Climatep. 78
The School Communityp. 82
Public Relationsp. 82
Dealing with the Mediap. 82
PTA/PTOp. 83
Newslettersp. 83
Parent Handbookp. 84
Two-Way Communication Channelsp. 84
Special Educationp. 84
School Lawp. 89
Legal Aspects in Relation to Public School Studentsp. 90
Informal and Formal Board Meetings to Consider Policy Violationsp. 91
Negotiations and the Building Principalp. 92
Administering Contractsp. 93
The Futurep. 94
Schools and Community Values and Interestsp. 94
Planning and Coping with Changep. 95
Long-Range Plansp. 95
Vision Statementsp. 96
Leadership in the Futurep. 98
Summaryp. 100
About the Authorp. 101
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ISBN: 9780810840218
ISBN-10: 0810840219
Series: Scarecrow Education Book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 11th July 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.69 x 21.54  x 0.84
Weight (kg): 0.33

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