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I Spent a Day in the Life of Principal—Here’s What I Saw

13 November 2018

As National Principals Month came to close in October, the staff on the Advocacy team here at NASSP decided we needed to get out of the office—away from the politics on Capitol Hill for a moment—and spend a day reminding ourselves why we do the work that we do. We reached out to several principals […]

Setting Collaborative Teaching Expectations for Student Success

13 November 2018

Like many schools, Sparks High School wanted to implement collaborative, co-taught classes with the goal of providing a supportive learning environment for all students to achieve. Each of our collaborative classes in language arts, social studies, math, and science was designed to include a content-area teacher and an intervention specialist or English Learner teacher who […]

Midterm Wrap-Up: What Happened, and What to Expect

9 November 2018

On Tuesday, November 7, citizens across the nation took to the polls for midterm elections. Much was at stake, and many considered the 2018 midterm election to be a direct review of President Trump’s first two years in office. If that’s the case, there were definitely some mixed results after the dust settled and, in […]

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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 […]

Evaluating and Supporting New Principals

December 12, 2018 3:30–4:00 pm ET

A team of school leaders from Gwinnet County Public Schools in Georgia will share how their district builds the capacity of new principals and describe how to coach, guide, and address their needs. Key takeaways include developing a theory of action; using tools that help calibrate supervision and evaluation; and building a community of practice.

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