Kansas high-school assistant principal James O'Brien says he believes his job is to build connections with students so they will take ownership of their own learning. O'Brien, who has been named the Area IV Assistant Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals, says he's honored by the award but that more people should be recognized for their dedication.
Carving out more family time is possible if you're able to streamline work goals and stick to a schedule, writes James Sudakow, who spent a year setting boundaries between work and home, as well as talking with other fathers about the issue. "With no guilt, I was able to set better boundaries around work, which ultimately made me more focused, efficient and effective," he writes.
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New Hampshire education officials say low unemployment rates have resulted in a reduced pool of substitute teachers in the state. Although some schools have tried offering higher pay, Carl Ladd, executive director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, says substitutes remain difficult to hire.
Periodically disregarding your own career growth and focusing instead on others' can keep burnout at bay and increase your career trajectory in the long term, writes executive coach Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg. "Here is the paradox: You can actually speed things up by slowing down," she argues.
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Sixty-six percent of hacker attempts in education involve a ruse aimed at getting the recipient to select an attached invoice, according to a report from the digital security vendor Cofense. Other common ploys include a payment notification and an online order.
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Some schools in the Pacific Northwest are implementing a new kind of safety drill meant to smooth the process of reunification of students with their parents after an emergency such as an earthquake. During the drill, school officials verified parents' identification to ensure every student was reunited with an approved adult.
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Principals value SEL but need greater support to effectively implement schoolwide SEL programming, according to a 2017 survey by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). While change doesn't happen overnight, a well-planned initiative can make a difference. One principal provides a framework for ushering in and sustaining a thriving SEL initiative.
How does a school become a leader in innovation -- one that takes advantage of advancements in digital technology in meaningful and fully integrated ways? This issue will explore how school leaders effectively implement new technology that deepens learning and better supports teachers. ASCD Express is looking for 600- to 1,000-word essays or brief multimedia content. Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15.