"A very insightful and timely book that provides school principals with quotations for all occasions. This collection will enhance presentations and support leadership thoughts, initiatives, and policies."
Gerald N. Tirozzi, Executive Director
National Association of Secondary School Principals
Powerful quotations collected and organized especially for educators
From Pulitzer-nominated journalist and international best-selling author, Noah benShea, this quick reference collection of quotes belongs on the desk or in the briefcase of every school administrator. Organized by topics ranging from leadership, assessment, and character education to accountability, technology, etc., What Every Principal Would Like to Say . . . offers a variety of insightful launching points for virtually every topic encountered throughout the school year—and after.
- From Chapter 1, Administrators, Principals, and School Leaders—
"Leadership is action, not position."
Donald H. McGannon
"You don't manage people; you manage things. You lead people."
Admiral Grace Hooper
- From Chapter 22, Technology—
"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education."
John F. Kennedy
"For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three."
- From Chapter 23, Women in Education—
"Women are like tea bags; put them in hot water and they get stronger."
From John Dewey to Lily Tomlin, these quotes of wisdom and humor are ideal for speeches to the community, school board, fundraisers, and staff. They help frame presentations, letters, and other communications so both administrators and audiences can see old problems in a new light.