Qualities of a good principal?

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  1. Mamacita

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    Over at Education Wonks, people are discussing what makes a person a good principal. I made a comment there, and Ed is featuring that comment in a new post. Please go there and support Education Wonks. It's the best education blog on the 'net.

    (Ed is the primary sponsor of the weekly Carnival of Education.)

    http://educationwonk.blogspot.com/2005/10/good-school-principal.html
     
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  3. MrsC

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    Exceptional post! Thank you for expressing so clearly and eloquently what it is we need in a principal. I have worked for a few who should have this wallpapered all over their office!
     
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    Wow. This is so true... It is great to know what we need as a principal. Thanks. I think I am going to share it with my colleagues.
     
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    You are an exceptional writer- very thought provoking!! One question: Why not an educational leader?
     
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    I especially like the comparison to the bra!! That is a perfect analogy!!! :)
     
  7. Mamacita

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    Cza, the answer to your question can be found in the original post and comments.

    Someone on that site insists that a good principal doesn't need to be a classroom teacher or have teaching experience at all. Someone then commented and asked if the principal was SUPPOSED to be a mentor.

    That is when I commented.

    Ed's blog is the greatest place to find educational opinions!!! Please visit him often, and comment, too!
     

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