A social media narrative that anti-racism and equity work is to blame for a high school principal’s death could mean challenges ahead for equity workers.
The media storm that is building on equity work after the death of a Toronto school principal will test Canadians’ commitment to doing the work needed to be done to address racism.
Teacher turnover annually costs school districts thousands of dollars.
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Could a 10-minute meeting between teachers and principals reduce teacher turnover? A researcher explores the possibilities.
An annual survey of Australian school leaders has discovered a worrying shift in threats to their health and wellbeing.
Early learning and play are key to children’s development - and their futures.
Early childhood development principals aren’t just educators: they’re also managers and business people, and those skills are critical.
What might schools’ pandemic responses have looked like if principals had been provided with the resources and decision-making abilities they need to serve their communities?
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Even with ongoing unpredictability of the pandemic, there’s a role for principals as activist, socially just leaders in a post-pandemic world.
A yearly survey on principals’ well-being that has been conducted since 2011 has found they continue to experience threats, bullying and harassment.
When leaders show employees they care, trust and empathise with their situations, it motivates employee performance and commitment.
Motivation means to move. That means leaders must not only be aware of their own roles, but others’ needs, goals and journeys.
‘Relationships are the foundation of everything I do as a school administrator,’ one principal told researchers.
A six-province study of principals finds those who prioritize spending time boosting staff report high levels of effectiveness supporting inclusive schools.
Principals report 1.7 times more stress than the general population.
No single group of people is responsible for this crisis, but we all have a part to play in improving working conditions for school leaders.
Women who lead schools must deal with internal and external stresses.
Researchers pay scant attention to women principals’ identities as leaders in relation to race, culture, ethnicity, religion, class, and sexuality.
Principals report the stress of an overwhelming workload as the stress that contributes most to diminishing health and wellbeing.
Statistics on the number of principals receiving verbal threats of violence, being victims of bullying or physical violence have all seen an uptick in the past year.
The Australian Primary Principals’ Association is worried the primary curriculum is too difficult.
The Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) submission to the review of the Australian National Curriculum has stated the primary curriculum is overcrowded and some complex content is unnecessary…