The Principalship from A to Z

2nd Edition

Ronald Williamson, Barbara R. Blackburn

Published April 1, 2016
Reference - 228 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138899568 - CAT# Y185121
Series: A to Z Series

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The second edition of The Principalship from A to Z provides a set of tools that can be used immediately to improve your leadership practice. Organized into 26 chapters—one for each letter of the alphabet—this book covers the most important and prevalent issues and skills for leaders in today’s schools, including matters of limited funding, juggling social media, teacher evaluation, student achievement, school safety, and collaborating with parents. This accessible guide offers specific strategies that will help you navigate the complexity of your job and help you to become a more effective principal.

Topics new to this updated edition include:

  • A renewed focus on student learning as the first priority of a principal and updated strategies for becoming a powerful instructional coach
  • Information about restorative justice practices and other disciplinary approaches
  • Timely new chapters on motivating teachers and students, using social media, and handling limited resources
  • Updated resources at the end of each chapter

For both new and experienced leaders, you’ll find this book to be full of practical templates and strategies to implement immediately. Many tools are available as free eResources from our website,


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