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What Successful Principals Do

169 Tips for Principals, 1st Edition

By Franzy Fleck


198 pages

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Here are practical insights from an experienced principal about how to run a successful school. Organized into three sections (Beginning the School Year, During the School Year, and Ending the School Year) these tips are powerful and attainable. Each one is introduced by an inspiring quote, followed by practical advice on how to implement the strategy. The 169 tips include:

  • Encourage Staff to Set Improvement Goals <
  • Take Staff on Neighborhood Visits
  • Call Parents with Good News Early
  • Learn What Parents and Students Want
  • Give Messages That Students Are Safe
  • Stress Procedures Early
  • Be Visible Daily
  • Keep No Secrets from Your Staff
  • Don't Make Decisions to Keep Friends
  • Don't Wait for Group Consensus
  • Praise Twice
  • Be a Nurturing Leader
  • Use Peer Pressure
  • Let Kids Work It Out
  • Have Family Night Activities
  • Admit Mistakes
  • Learn to Handle Complaints to Your Superiors
  • Have Written Goals and Update Them Regularly
  • See the School through the Parent's Eyes
  • It Is Better to Do a Few Things Well

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About the Author


1. Beginning the School Year

2. During the School Year

3. Ending the School Year



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