Friday, July 27, 2007

Summer Clearance Time

If you've taken a trip to your local Target or grocery store lately, then you know what's lurking around the corner: the start of school.

Want a beach towel? Be prepared to dig in the bargain bins, because the summer fun displays are about as fleeting as your tan, with stores now sporting rows upon rows of fresh Pink Pearls and pristine Pee-Chees.

At AWSP, the pace began quickening in the last week or so in preparation for next week's New Principals and Assistant Principals Workshop and our annual membership recruitment drive in August. This also means most of our members are headed back to their offices to begin the process of preparing for the new school year. Which leads us to today's question:

What's your best "back to school" advice for new administrators? Maybe you were a new administrator last year. What do you wish you could have done differently? Or maybe you're a seasoned veteran of the profession. What's your secret to back-to-school success? We'd like to hear from you.

1 comment:

Mike Waiksnis said...

I think the most important advice for a new administrator is to build relationships with people. Be sure to include everyone in your school, not just the teachers. In order to be effective, you first must build positive, trusting relationships first. It might take extra time at first but it will be well worth the investment in the long run.