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Four Ways That Student Leaders Can Improve School-Wide Attendance

16 October 2018

Each year, our student leaders at Westwood Middle School focus on one goal within the area of school culture and climate to improve. During the 2017–18 school year, they chose to address improving school-wide attendance. So how does a group of eight middle-level student leaders take on chronic absenteeism within their school and within the […]

Week 3 of National Principals Month

15 October 2018

After two weeks, National Principals Month is hitting its stride! The third week of National Principals Month is the busiest yet, featuring some excellent webinars from partner organizations aimed at aiding principals in their mission to help all students succeed. This week is also the second ever National Principal Shadowing Week! Let’s dive into the […]

Three Ways to Find Work/Life Balance as a Principal

11 October 2018

Of all the jobs in the world, there is no greater honor than to be a secondary school principal! The uniqueness of each day and the flurry of activity make it action-packed, and there never seems to be a dull moment. Whether it’s athletic events, concerts, homecoming, prom, classroom observations, lunch duty; the list of […]

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Supporting Inclusive School Principals for the Success of Each Child: Policy and Practice

October 24, 2018 3:30–4:00 pm ET

 Inclusive principal leadership ensures that each and every child across all disabilities, languages, and backgrounds has access to the necessary educational resources and rigor at the right moment in their education. Earlier this year, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), in partnership with the National Collaborative on Inclusive Principal Leadership—in which NASSP participates—released […]

Recruiting and Hiring Top Talent for School Leader Vacancies

November 14, 2018 3:30–4:00 pm ET

The webinar will address the components that drive quality recruitment and hiring practices for school leaders and how these components fit into an overall talent management strategy for a school system. Attendees will also learn specific strategies used to recruit and hire leaders in the eighth largest district in the country. You will discuss: Specific […]

Embedding Social and Emotional Learning in High School Classrooms

November 28, 2018 3:30–4:00 pm ET

This webinar will provide a rationale for integrating academic, social, and emotional learning and support in every classroom as the foundation of an approach to social and emotional learning (SEL) in high schools. It will discuss a framework that links the development of student mindsets, four broad skill sets, specific learning and life competencies, and […]

Topic: Principal Pipeline, Evaluation and Supports

December 12, 2018 3:30–4:00 pm ET

More information coming soon!