The New School Leader #25

Summer is rapidly approaching (a few fortunate souls are already there)! To celebrate the end of the 23-24 school year, we are having our big “End of School” sale for the Assistant Principal Interview Bootcamp! The first 24 people who enroll in our flagship course will get 40% off!

If you have been putting it off, there will never be a better time to enroll in the course. It’s also a great gift for the aspiring administrator in your life. Use Coupon Code: SUMMER24

Now let’s get started…

The Good Stuff

1. Do “Restorative Practices” work in schools? School discipline is a widely debated topic among educators. Have you developed your own philosophy about school discipline? Take a minute and a half to see what Jamie Brown has to say about it.

2. As we head into summer, remember this: It’s never too early to start thinking about how you are going to retain next year’s staff. Teacher retention is more important than ever. Be intentional about it.

3. What is your school’s stance on cell phones? What will your stance be when you are the person who has to make that decision? Check out the findings in this study on smartphone bans in schools.

Meanwhile, on Social Media…

Are the concepts of having a “results orientation” and being “focused on the process” mutually exclusive? Share your thoughts in the comments.

This is such a simple way to help improve your school culture.

Are students really lazy?

Book Recommendation(s)

Summer is a great time to start thinking about how you are going to impact school culture. Here are three of Dr. Croy’s favorite reads on school culture from the last year:

School Culture Rewired by Todd Whitaker and Steve Gruenert

Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division by Anthony Muhammad

Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success by Baruti Kafele

Final Thought

Enjoy your summer. Get some rest and relaxation, but take the opportunity to sharpen your mind. There is no better time to dive deep into a topic that you know you need to know more about.


How Can We Help You?

Are you hoping to interview for an assistant principal position in the coming school year? Have you previously interviewed unsuccessfully? Are you looking for a way to be better prepared for the interview process in the future? ¬†The Assistant Principal Interview Bootcamp Course¬†might be for you. Don’t forget that the first 24 people to enroll will receive 40% off! Use coupon code: summer24

Are you interested in personal coaching? We might be able to help. Reach out here to start a conversation.

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