Promoting Positive Behaviors: An Elementary Principal's Guide to Structuring the Learning Environment

Promoting Positive Behaviors: An Elementary Principal's Guide to Structuring the Learning Environment

by Paul G. Young
     
 

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This practical handbook helps educators create processes that communicate expectations, promote positive student behaviors, reduce schoolwide management problems, build relationships with parents, and increase student achievement.

Overview

This practical handbook helps educators create processes that communicate expectations, promote positive student behaviors, reduce schoolwide management problems, build relationships with parents, and increase student achievement.

Editorial Reviews

Bonnie Tryon
"Paul Young identifies key elements of school structure that every principal and staff must have in place before strides in student achievement and parent engagement can be fully realized."
Mary Grant
"Young shares practical ideas that can be implemented in rural, suburban, or urban schools to impact school climate, staff morale, and student achievement. This volume should be in every elementary school principal’s professional library."
Gail Connelly
"This book addresses the many benefits of a well-structured school and provides educators with valuable lessons to identify, understand, and capitalize on their strengths to positively shape school structure and improve teaching and learning. "
The Bookwatch
"Offers examples from the author's experience as a successful elementary school principal and tips for overall school and student management."
From the Foreword by Gail Connelly
"This book addresses the many benefits of a well-structured school and provides educators with valuable lessons to identify, understand, and capitalize on their strengths to positively shape school structure and improve teaching and learning."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452294872
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/04/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Young, PhD, a retired elementary principal, is currently the Executive Director of the West After School Center in Lancaster, Ohio. He began his career as a high school band director and then retrained to become a fourth grade teacher before advancing to an elementary principalship in 1986.

He served as President of the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) in 1997 and was elected to the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Board of Directors in 1998 (the only person elected by write-in ballot). He became president-elect in 2001-2002 and served as the national president during the 2002-2003 school year. He retired in December 2004. Since retirement, he has served as an advocate for the advancement of equitable and affordable afterschool programming for all children.

Dr. Young completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in music education in 1972 and a Master of Music degree in trombone performance in 1973, both from Ohio University-Athens. He earned a PhD in educational administration from OU in 1992. Young has taught undergraduate music classes at Ohio University-Lancaster for more than 25 years. He continues to teach private trombone lessons. He is a strong advocate for the arts. He is the past president of the Ohio University School of Music Society of Alumni and Friends.

Dr. Young is the author of Mastering the Art of Mentoring Principals, You Have to Go to School, You’re the Principal: 101 Tips to Make it Better for Your Students, Your Staff, and Yourself and Mentoring Principals: Frameworks, Agendas, Tips, and Case Studies for Mentors and Mentees.  He has also written numerous articles about music, the arts, student management, and the principalship for professional journals.

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