"Paul Young identifies key elements of school structure that every principal must have in place before strides in student achievement and parent engagement can be fully realized."
—Bonnie Tryon, Principal
Golding Elementary School, Cobleskill, NY
President, School Administrators Association of New York State
"Young shares practical ideas that can be implemented in rural, suburban, or urban schools to greatly impact school climate, staff morale, and student achievement. This volume should be in every elementary school principal's professional library."
—Mary Q. Grant, Principal
Takoma Educational Center, Washington, DC
Past President, District of Columbia Association of Elementary School Principals
A hands-on guide for optimizing schoolwide management and increasing student achievement!
Here is an authoritative, commonsense resource for busy principals who face the challenges of establishing and implementing processes that promote positive student behavior and improve schoolwide performance.
This handbook offers valuable lessons from Paul G. Young's experience as a successful elementary school principal and provides practical recommendations that affirm best practices, anticipate potential problems, and achieve a cohesive and cooperative teaching and learning environment. Readers will find procedures for everything from establishing a daily schedule and making announcements to monitoring behaviors for field trips and assemblies. This comprehensive text also includes guidelines for:
- Revitalizing instruction
- Supervising the morning playground
- Communicating expectations to students
- Using student incentives and recognitions
- Building relationships with parents
- Establishing a student council, and more
Organized around the daily and annual school schedule, Promoting Positive Behaviors is sure to be referenced again and again by aspiring, novice, and veteran administrators.