Taking a practice-to-theory approach grounded in research The Principal: Leadership for a Global Society is a core textbook for use by aspiring and practicing K-12 school principals. The goal of the text is to prepare school leaders to successfully face the real life issues that principals deal with on a day-to-day basis. This comprehensive text addresses the most up to date view building leadership as well providing a rich arrange of pedagogical features that help school principals understand both the challenges prevalent in schools today and the tool belt of leadership strategies needed to meet school, district, community, state, and national ideologies and standards. This text will provide a rich array of innovative, practical, and successful leadership concepts ideas that will separate it from other principalship textbooks on the market today.

Discipline: A Principal's Challenge

Discipline: A principal's challenge

In today's turbulent world of education, school principals face a myriad of problems—one of which is handling behaviorally challenged students. Students who are out of control are usually young individuals who receive little support from home, peers, or the community. Regardless of age, they come to school with huge attitudes and huge chips on their shoulders. Most teachers are not equipped to deal with their issues. No one, especially regular classroom teachers, seems to know how to help them. The record is riddled with numerous attempts to force the will of the principal's office on troubled students just to keep the peace. Unfortunately, in most schools, this hasn't worked.

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