School & District Management Opinion

How Principals Navigate Challenge

The job of the school principal is one that demands multitasking. One minute you might have a teacher in your office discussing instruction, and the next you could be facing a crisis. As a veteran school leader, you know the ability to juggle is key to your success. As an aspiring or new school leader, the challenges ahead can be difficult to imagine.

Writing for this special package, current and former school leaders offer insight on how they managed and recovered from some of the most difficult—and often unexpected—circumstances of their careers.

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Melinda Beck for Education Week
School Climate & Safety Opinion What It Takes to Be a 'Crisis Principal' in a Hurricane
During a disaster, school leaders often double as first responders. Associate professor of ed. leadership William Sterrett offers four lessons.
William Sterrett, November 27, 2018
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Melinda Beck for Education Week
School Climate & Safety Opinion What It Takes to Lead a School After a Shooting
How can leaders help their communities after a tragedy? Principal Warman Hall shares three lessons he learned firsthand.
Warman Hall, November 27, 2018
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Melinda Beck for Education Week
School & District Management Opinion What It Takes to Make a 4-Day School Week Work
Funding shouldn't have the last word on how you run your school, write Oklahoma K-12 leaders Nathan Gray and Jon Myers.
Nathan Gray & Jon Myers, November 27, 2018
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Melinda Beck for Education Week
School & District Management Opinion What It Takes to Make Suicide Prevention a Priority in School
In the state with the nation’s highest suicide rate, this principal and a school counselor have zeroed in on student mental health.
Hannah Nieskens & Melissa Robbins, November 27, 2018
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Melinda Beck for Education Week
School & District Management Opinion What It Takes to Be a Human First and a Principal Second
Leadership is a test. One very busy principal explains how he learned to pass.
Paul Kelly, November 27, 2018
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