The Elementary School Principal's Calendar: A Month-by-Month Planner for the School Year / Edition 2

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Developed for both aspiring and experienced elementary school principals, this unique resource-updated from the top-selling first edition-lays out everyday challenges and administrative necessities to help you plan strategically for the academic year. This month-by-month planning tool, designed by veteran administrators, helps you get off on the right foot in July to set your course for a successful school year. Its emphasis is to help principals develop the skills to foresee future calendar events, and to put into operation specific plans to maintain a calm learning environment.

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Editorial Reviews

James Davis
"Administrators will enjoy this! The book has a clear reflective piece for principals throughout the text, the material is truly applicable and realistic, and the book could be used in any school by any principal, new or veteran."
Christi Buell
"This book will be helpful to the elementary school principal, especially the beginning principal seeking a guide to the overall school year."
Sheldon Dumain

"An excellent resource for new and experienced elementary principals. This book should be kept handy for easy reference and support."

Sheldon Karnilow

"I was tremendously impressed by the quality of what can serve as a very effective tool for new principals. The organization of the planners is well conceived, and the insights into the role of the principal—in today's schools—will be invaluable."

Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books

"The Elementary School Principal's Calendar provides the tools to translate desire for organization into reality. It is a useful tool and a rich resource book for beginning as well as experienced principals."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412936774
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 999,721
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Terc, MA, PD, served as an administrator in the Mineola Public School District. For sixteen years, he served as Assistant Principal at Mineola High School, New York. Before that, he taught mathematics at Mineola Middle School for sixteen years. He also served as principal of the Mineola Summer School Program for two years. During his career, he coached many sports and was involved in a host of student activities. He served as President of the Nassau County Baseball Coaches Association and in 1976 was selected as the Daily News' High School Baseball Coach of the Year. In 1982, he authored "Coordinate Geometry and Art: A Match," published in National Council of Mathematics Teachers Journal. In 1994, he received the Jenkins Service Award, the highest service award given by the Mineola School District's PTA Association. He received his MA in mathematics from Hofstra University, was awarded a Professional Diploma in educational administration from Long Island University, C. W. Post campus. He recently was selected by the School Administrators Association of New York State to receive its 1999-2000 New York State Distinguished Assistant Principal of the Year Award. His most recent publication was The Elementary School Principal's Calendar: A Month-By-Month Planner for the School Year.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. July
July's Key Tasks
July's Communications
July's Planning
July's Personnel
July's Checklists
2. August
August's Key Tasks
August's Communications
August's Planning
August’s Personnel
August’s Checklists
3. September
September’s Key Tasks
September’s Communications
September’s Planning
September’s Personnel
September’s Checklists
4. October
October’s Key Tasks
October’s Communications
October’s Planning
October’s Personnel
October’s Checklists
5. November
November’s Key Tasks
November’s Communications
November’s Planning
November’s Personnel
November’s Checklists
6. December
December’s Key Tasks
December’s Communications
December’s Planning
December’s Personnel
December’s Checklists
7. January
January’s Key Tasks
January’s Communications
January’s Planning
January’s Personnel
January’s Checklists
8. February
February’s Key Tasks
February’s Communications
February’s Planning
February’s Personnel
February’s Checklists
9. March
March’s Key Tasks
March’s Communications
March’s Planning
March’s Personnel
March’s Checklists
10. April
April’s Key Tasks
April’s Communications
April’s Planning
April’s Personnel
April’s Checklists
11. May
May’s Key Tasks
May’s Communications
May’s Planning
May’s Personnel
May’s Checklists
12. June
June’s Key Tasks
June’s Communications
June’s Planning
June’s Personnel
June’s Checklists
Resource A: Teacher Handbook
Resource B: How to Build a Mission Statement
Resource C: Summer Letters to Parents
Resource D: Meet Your Teacher Night – Suggestions to Teachers
Resource E: Weekly Memo to Staff
Resource F: Parents’ Elementary School Guidebook
Resource G: Best Practices in Quality Education for Students With Severe Disabilities
Resource H: Teacher Job Description
Resource I: Helping Children Cope at Holiday Time
Resource J: Retirement Congratulatory Letters
Resource K: Attention Deficit Disorder
Resource L: Parallel Block Scheduling
Resource M: Spring Break Welcome Back Letter
Resource N: National TV Turnoff Week
Resource O: Standardized Testing Memo to Teachers
Resource P: Standardized Testing Letter to Parents
Resource Q: Summer Reading List
Resource R: End-of-the-Year Sign-Out Checklist
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