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Smart, Fast, Efficient

The New Principal's Guide to Success, 1st Edition

By Leanna Isaacson


240 pages

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For a newly appointed principal or assistant principal, this book describes the skills and talents necessary to meet the demands on today's school leaders. It provides step-by-step details about

- what to do

- when to do it

- and how to do it.

Each chapter includes

- Survival Tips (practical, savvy advice)

- When Do I Begin? (to help principals plan and schedule)

- Practical advice based on the realities of school leadership

- and more

Table of Contents


About the Author


1. Preparing for Your Assignment: The Journey Begins

2. Building Background: Separating the Forest from the Trees

3. Establishing a Collaborative Environment: I Am Now an Administrator-I Have Keys, I Have an Office. But Where Am I?

4. Expecting and Handling the Unimaginable: Crisis vs. Conflict--Triage and Bandages

5. Getting and Keeping Organized: Working Smarter, Not Harder

6. Understanding and Establishing Positive Relationships: Building Trust--I Was a Teacher Once, but Who Are These People?

7. Studying and Learning Through Observations: Where Is Everyone--Same Book, Same Chapter, Same Page, or on Another Planet?

8. Utilizing Data and Standardized Testing to Make Decisions: The Testing Plan--Stakes Are high, but It Is Not My Fault, Yet!

9. School Improvement Plans, Staff Evaluations, Budgets and Master Schedules: The Final Stretch Conclusion Appendix A: The Overwhelmed Administrator: This Can Occur at Any Time to Anyone--Recognize It!

Appendix B: 10 Big Ones: Key Survival Tips

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