#PrincipalOfficeHours: 5 Self-Care Strategies for School Leaders

by Ashley Moore  |  12.8.20

“My self-care strategy is simple: look for something to laugh about and someone to laugh with.” – David Golden, principal in Fayetteville, TN “Normalize healthy habits as the leader. You don’t have to be first to school or last to leave. You don’t need to email at all hours. Breaks are okay – and needed. […]

5 ed tech tips for school leaders, from a director of technology

by Martin Cisneros  |  11.24.20

Martin Cisneros is a district director of technology in San Jose, CA. You can follow him on Twitter @TheTechProfe. I became a district director of technology because I’m passionate about edtech, and I wanted to have a hand in expanding blended learning practices. This school year, I’ve certainly gotten my wish. I’m amazed by what […]

4 things students want from virtual learning this year.

by Principal Project Team  |  11.20.20

This blog post is excerpted and adapted from “What if School Looked Like This? Centering Students in Virtual Learning Design,” from Community Design Partners. See the full 19-page publication for more detailed findings, more details about the Design Camp focus groups and guidelines and resources to help you invite students to the “design table” in […]

4 Ways School Leaders Can Offer Compassionate Leadership to Teachers Right Now

by Anitra Cook  |  11.16.20

Anitra Cook is a middle school assistant principal in Farmville, NC. Follow her on Twitter at @ap_cookie. My school district is one of few in North Carolina that launched the school year in person, using a hybrid model. When the announcement was made that we would be working in the building rather than just virtually, […]

Leader’s Digest with Tiffany Hampton

by Tiffany Hampton  |  10.31.20

Issue #6: What instructional leadership means to me right now Sign up here to get #PrincipalProject newsletters like this in your inbox! Tiffany Hampton is a continuation high school principal in Bloomington, CA. You can follow her on Twitter at @SMHS_CJUSD. Fall is always a busy time for us lead learners, and in a way, […]

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

by 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 […]

Reimagining Education: Let’s find new ways to meet families where they are

by VaShawn Smith  |  10.27.20

Dr. VaShawn Smith is a middle school principal in Grandview, MO. This is part of our series on reimagining education. Follow him on Twitter at @drvsmith. As school leaders, we know family engagement is always important – and it’s our role to provide the sense of stability and care our learners and their families need. But […]

We’re leading through a tough time – but we’re not in this alone.

by Marc Cohen  |  10.27.20

Marc Cohen is a high school principal in Germantown, Maryland, and a presenter with ASCD. You can find him on Twitter @marcjcohen. Over the summer, my new director scheduled a meeting with me. I thought she wanted to discuss district initiatives, school improvement efforts, and successes and challenges in my school, but her first question […]

#PrincipalOfficeHours: A Conversation About Family Engagement

by Principal Project Team  |  10.14.20

As your school community adapts to a new world of online learning structures and socially distant school days, you and your team are providing so much guidance and encouragement for students – and for families, too. Finding ways to bring your learners’ families an ongoing sense of connection and support matters so much to school […]

#PrincipalOfficeHours: A Conversation About Building School Culture During Reopening – and Beyond!

by Principal Project Team  |  10.5.20

This year, back-to-school looks very different for your students and your team – but school leaders like you are doing so much to make sure your school culture feels as strong, inclusive and encouraging as ever. Recently, your fellow lead learners came together on Twitter for a #PrincipalOfficeHours chat on everything that goes into building a […]

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