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School principals are much like middle managers in businesses, in that they have to be responsive to, and deal with those below them in the hierarchy (e.g. teachers), and those above (superintendents). Then there's parents, and the students. Having to deal with those with different needs and desires

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How I Handled A Teacher Who Made Negative Comments About Minority Students - by na
Find out how one principal dealt with a situation where a young, rather immature teacher made negative comments about a minority group in the school. This is a situation that could blow up in a serious and very public way. (Views So Far 268 )

How I Handled... A Custodian Who Wasn't Doing His Job - by EW
So often we focus on the principal's academic role, but there's more to school administration. Here's how one principal handled a problem with a maintenance person who was ineffective. (Views So Far 238 )

How To Deal With Teachers Who Always Complain - by na
Every manager, every school has them - people (and teachers who tend to be nay-sayers, or rarely have a positive word to say. In this article, a seasoned principal outlines some steps to manage teachers who are always complaining. (Views So Far 277 )

One Principal's Approach To Keeping Control in Crowded Hallways and Lunchrooms - by EW
Teachers and principals need to work together to keep order in the halls of the schools. Here's one adminstrator's approach to addressing the problem. (Views So Far 234 )

School Leaders Matter: Research shows principals make a huge difference - by Gregory F. Branch, Eric A. Hanushek, and Steven G. Rivkin
The good news in this research is that school principals can make a huge difference in a number of ways, including student achievement. The bad news is that principals make a huge difference, and that in effect, it's a huge responsibility. Read more. (Views So Far 225 )

The 5 Critical School Leadership Practices - by Anne OBrien
Leading any school is a difficult job, being pulled in different directions by the school system, teachers, students and parents. Here are five leadership practices explained, by those in the school leadership trenches. new (Views So Far 0 )