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Facing the Challenges: How Principals Can Survive and Thrive in Today's Schools

Facing the Challenges: How Principals Can Survive and Thrive in Today's Schools

by John T. Fitzsimons


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The book urges the principals, closest to teaching and learning to have the courage to take charge. It offers strategies and approaches that will not only enable them to survive but to thrive as well.

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ISBN-13: 9781475846607
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/09/2019
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.27(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

John T. Fitzsimons, with fifty years of experience as a pubic educator has served as a teacher, principal, and school superintendent, in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. He holds a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy from Fordham University and has recently served on the New York City’s District 3 Community Board of Education as an appointee of the Manhattan Borough President.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Voices From the Field: Superintendents, Principals, and Teachers
CHAPTER 2: Surviving: Becoming an Effective and Resilient Leader
CHAPTER 3: Collaborating: Role of Central Office
CHAPTER 4: Thriving: Critical Tasks and Needed Changes
CHAPTER 5: Educating: Building a Social, Emotional, and Academic School Environment
APPENDIX A: Principals' Questionnaire
APPENDIX B: Superintendent's Questionnaire
APPENDIX C: Teacher's Questionnaire
APPENDIX D: Principal's Survey
APPENDIX E: Classroom Climate Survey
APPENDIX F: High School Schedule 60 Minute Classes
APPENDIX G: High School Student Schedule and No Substitute Policy
APPENDIX H: Praise Page

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