What does instructional leadership look like? Here’s what 5 school leaders say.

by The Principal Project Team  |  10.29.20

As our team’s instructional leaders, it’s our job to keep teaching and learning at the center of all we do.  That means having an intentional focus on the growth of teachers and students. It means diving into the data and researching best practices. It means creating trust and providing instructional feedback to teachers, supporting them […]

#PrincipalOfficeHours: A Conversation About Reopening and the New School Year

by The Principal Project Team  |  8.26.20

Recently, lead learners like you gathered on Twitter for a #PrincipalOfficeHours chat to discuss school reopening in this complicated back-to-school season. We’ve collected the roundup below to share a few highlights, and we hope it brings you a little extra inspiration – whether it’s a tip to share with your team, a plan to mull […]

Leader’s Digest with Principal Kathy Walker

by The Principal Project Team  |  8.24.20

Issue #5: Tapping back into your “why” this BTS season Sign up here to get #PrincipalProject newsletters like this in your inbox! Kathy Walker is a middle school principal in Statesville, North Carolina. You can follow her on Twitter @kathywalkeriss Optimism. Concern. Fear. Excitement. Determination. We school leaders are building our back-to-school plans a little […]

Planning for 2020-2021: 4 questions to put equity at the center of your family & community engagement

by The Principal Project Team  |  8.13.20

This blog post is excerpted & adapted from Restart & Recovery: Considerations for Teaching and Learning System Conditions from the Council of Chief State School Officers. See the full report for more guidelines, vetted resources and project context to support your family engagement strategy. 4 key values that will help center equity in your family […]

#PrincipalOfficeHours: A Conversation About Anti-Racist School Leadership

by The Principal Project Team  |  8.12.20

Your fellow school leaders came together during our recent #PrincipalOfficeHours Twitter chat to discuss building inclusive and representative spaces in school communities by reexamining policies, curriculum, student data and leadership strategies. We’ve collected a handful of responses to each question, and we hope you’ll find some inspiration, a new approach to a problem, a resource […]

Your First Year as a School Leader: Advice from Fellow Principals and APs

by The Principal Project Team  |  7.30.20

When you look back at your first year as a school leader, what do you wish you had known – and what did you love learning? Your fellow lead learners shared advice, insights and inspiration for new principals and APs who will soon be starting their big first year in school leadership! From encouraging teacher […]

Leader’s Digest with Associate Principal Xavier Reed

by The Principal Project Team  |  6.26.20

Issue #4: Resources for anti-racist leadership Sign up here to get #PrincipalProject newsletters like this in your inbox! Xavier Reed is a middle school associate principal in Mounds View, Minnesota. As school leaders, we love being with our kids and with our staff – so I know finishing our school year apart from each other […]

Leader’s Digest with Principal Kristen Kuhlmann

by The Principal Project Team  |  5.18.20

Issue #3: A principal’s guide for celebrating the end of this unusual year Sign up here to get #PrincipalProject newsletters like this in your inbox! Kristen Kuhlmann is a high school principal in Andover, Kansas. I want to bring up something that I think has been on all our minds lately: finding a way to […]

#PrincipalHacks: 7 Tips for Virtual Meetings, from Your Fellow School Leaders

by The Principal Project Team  |  4.23.20

The challenges presented by COVID-19 are changing what it means to connect with your school community. Already, your fellow lead learners are doing what leaders do: finding a way.  From offering emotional support at a distance to making sure everyone feels comfortable with new technology, you’re figuring out ways to provide support for kids and […]

Leader’s Digest with Principal Jessica Cabeen

by The Principal Project Team  |  4.11.20

Issue #2: Connection and self-care during COVID-19 Sign up here to get #PrincipalProject newsletters like this in your inbox! Jessica Cabeen is a middle school principal in Austin, Minnesota, the author of Lead with Grace and the co-author of Balance Like a Pirate. School leaders, I want to ask something I know you’re asking everyone […]

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