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    Run a School - A Principal's Manual for Pacific Island Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Developed for South Pacific Division island Adventist school principals, this handbook or manual provides a wealth of information and forms on how to run a Christian school as a community of grace.

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    A comparison of the effectiveness of teaching and non-teaching principals in Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools Grade 9-Grade 12
    This study investigated the perceived effectiveness of "teaching" and "non-teaching" principals in the Seventh-day Adventist secondary educational system. Perceived effectiveness was provided by teachers who worked for randomly selected...

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    A Time-Based Model of Principalship for Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This study defines and validates the administrative tasks aligned with a time-based model for the principalship of Seventh-day Adventist academies, using comparisons of actual, perceived- actual, and perceived ideal time usage by principals in Adventist boarding,...

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    ABC’s of Leading for the New Principal Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD presentation session introduced induction and preparedness strategies for the new principal. If you are an entry level school administrator, or are returning to school administration, then this session is for you! Join us for an engaging session...

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    Accreditation Protocol Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Watch a 2009 presentation to NAD school principals on accreditation protocol. The total length is about 2.5 hours, broken into eleven segments.

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    Administering a Successful Academy Program Grade 9-Grade 12
    An interview with Dr. Richard T. Orrison, the principal of Andrews Academy, about administering a successful academy program.

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    Administrative Essentials for Online Programs Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Delivering programs online, whether at the elementary, secondary, or tertiary level, is a significant undertaking. This practical overview examines several areas administrators should consider as they set up or seek to improve online courses and programs...

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    Administrative Leadership Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Janine Lim addresses three ways principals and administrators can facilitate the use of technology in the curriculum: training, funding and support, and curriculum integration. Also included in this column is a useful list of web-based resources. The column...

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    Administrative Stress and Burnout Among Seventh-day Adventist School Administrators in the United States Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Purpose: This study examined and compared the perceived sources of administrative stress that contributed most to feelings of job-related burnout for elementary/junior academy principals, senior academy principals and superintendents within the Seventh-day...

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    Adventist Principals Face the Law Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Consider four policy making challenges faced by most administrators: negligence, student discipline, discipline of employees, and child abuse and neglect. The author states that administrators need to understand these challenges and the legal responsibilities...

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    An Assessment of the Perceived Administrative Effectiveness of Boarding School Principals in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study was to examine the views held by those whose duties include the management and day-to-day operations of the secondary boarding schools within the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This refers specifically...

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    An Examination of the Perceived Need and Recommended Competencies for a Secondary School Principal Internship Program in the Seventh-day Adventist Educational System Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived need for, the recommended competencies of, and the delivery systems suggested, for a secondary school principal internship program in the Seventh-day Adventist educational system. This study evolved from...

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    An Investigation of Parents Perceptions of the Junior Academy Principals Role in the Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: If he/she is to satisfy or accommodate the expectations of the various groups that interact with him/her, the principal needs to be aware of how they perceive his/her role; but no studies were found on parents' perceptions of the junior-academy...

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    Andrews University Archived Webinars Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Find archived webinars for principals, beginning in 2011, shared by the Leadership Department at Andrews University. Topics include budgets, ethical and spiritual leading, team building, technology, marketing and recruiting, collaboration, and more.

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    Atlantic Union Teacher Assistant Manual Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This manual provides written guidelines for the teacher assistant (TA), the teacher who is supported by a teacher assistant, and the local school board, operating within the Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in North America.

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    Board Book Checklist - SSD Sample Grade 1-Tertiary
    A checklist of items to include in the suggested 'Board Book' prepared by principal and board chair, for board members to reference during meetings.

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    Building a Culture of Trust - An Imperative for Effective School Leadership Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Research has shown that “institutions with high levels of trust have more productive workforces, better employee morale, and lower employee turnover.” This article covers best practices for building a culture of trust, which is necessary for faculty,...

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    Building Professional Staff Through Coaching Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Coaching is one way universities and colleges can invest in their teaching and administrative professionals. Through this method, employees gain skills, abilities, and knowledge to develop professionally and become more effective in their jobs. Topics include:...

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    Can I Last the Distance? Stress and School Leadership Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This TEACH Journal article reviews a research study that examined whether principals in a Christian school system perceived they experienced work-related stress, and if so, the nature and extent of the stress. Principals also reported on their perceived role...

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    Can Leadership Help Teachers Deal with Change-associated Challenges? Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Findings and discussion from studies done within Adventist Schools Australia about teachers' perceptions of change and their principals' leadership characteristics.

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    Classroom Teachers Perceptions of Seventh-day Adventist Academy Principals Effectiveness in the Lake Union Conference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: In the Seventh-day Adventist educational system, a need exists for research concerning the interpersonal relationships between school principals and teachers, particularly regarding the way in which teachers perceive the principal's role. A...

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    Collaborative Ideas for a School Library Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Students’ educational development will be enhanced when principals, teachers, and librarians collaborate in learning, teaching, and implementing critical-thinking skills. Collaboration by every member of the school staff is necessary in this information...

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    Creative Communication for Teachers & Administrators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    With this 2018 NAD convention presentation, "learn how to use a variety of web tools for creative communication to reenergize communication while enticing students, parents, and the school community to open emails and read, listen and watch classroom...

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    Cultivating Administrators in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Our current Adventist educational system is in serious need of passionate, proficient principals. Unless we are willing to employ some major adjustments to create an environment in which we develop and support leaders, administrators that show promise...

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    Current and Ideal Performance Appraisal - Employee Perceptions in an Australian Faith-Based Education System Kindergarten-Tertiary
    “With teacher quality key to improving student performance, school education systems must consider the role of performance appraisal on both teacher and principal development and improvement. This article describes the perceptions of employees within...

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    Does Carrying a Smart Phone and an iPad Make the Principal a Technology Leader? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    It is important for principals to remain current with technologies students are using regularly and thus become successful technology leaders who make wise decisions about the integration of technology at their schools.

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    East-Central Africa Division Principal's Handbook Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This ECD manual is full of practical tips, guidelines, and samples that will greatly assist Adventist primary and secondary school principals in East-Central Africa, and any other region wishing to compare and adapt to their context. (Aussi...

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    Education Code for Atlantic Union Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This education code outlines the philosophy, goals, policies, and procedures governing the operation of elementary and secondary schools within the Atlantic Union Conference of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

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    Education Code for Lake Union Schools Preschool-Grade 12
    This code is a compilation of policies relating to the establishment, maintenance, administration, and operation of the Lake Union Conference K-12 schools within the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist education.

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    Education Code for Pacific Union Conference Schools Preschool-Tertiary
    The PUC education code outlines the philosophy, goals, policies, and procedures governing the operation of schools, colleges and offices of education within the Pacific Union of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

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    Educational Leadership in the 21st Century: Challenges and Expectations Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A summary of major issues facing school leadership in the 21st century, this article posits that a clear understanding of the issues will enable Adventist educational administrators and teachers to prepare for the future. Topics include: Modeling Leadership;...

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    Educational Leadership Resource List Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to leadership resources useful for teachers, principals, and administrators.

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    Enhancing Pastor/Teacher Relationships Kindergarten-Grade 12
    One crucial issue in the success of Adventist church schools is the relationship between the pastor and teacher. While the pastor is not the supervisor to the teacher, he is often viewed as such. Another misconception views the teacher as being on the B team...

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    Essential Counseling Skills for a Principal Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In addition to many other responsibilities, a principal must learn to become an effective counselor in order to mediate between the many relationships that exist within a school. A principal can "attend to students’ needs, listen to parents’...

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    Essential Skills and Attitudes for Principals in Developing Countries Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article discusses the characteristics required by those working in an educational administration role in a developing country.

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    Exploring Spirituality in the Teacher-Leadership Role of Mentoring Through Collaborative Action Research Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Colleague mentorship can transform teachers’ practice and the school culture. “This paper reports on a collaborative action research project exploring spirituality in teacher-leadership through the life-world of a New Zealand Christian school principal.”

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    Factors affecting mobility rates of principals and teachers in Canadian Seventh-day Adventist schools 1970-78 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Statistics Canada (1977) reported that the national mobility rate of the teaching force in Canadian public elementary and secondary schools in 1975-76 was 11 percent, compared with 15 percent in 1970-71. During the 1970-78 period, Seventh-day...

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    Future Leadership of Schools in Australia - Employee Perceptions of Taking on the Challenge Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Educational systems are experiencing a global leadership crisis...there is a lack of willingness from classroom teachers to take on school leadership roles. Anecdotal evidence would suggest this is also the case within Adventist Schools Australia (ASA),...

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    GRIP -- Growing Relationships Involves People Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How's your grip? This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores core issues concerning principals and leadership issues, from staffing to parents and the community. It focuses on understanding school climate as it relates to relationships and successful...

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    Guiding Principles for Cultivating Sustainable Christian School Cultures in an Era of Change Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This article presents a selection of findings arising from a recent study that analysed and investigated how sustainable Christian school cultures can be cultivated during changing times. The inquiry was positioned within the contextually bounded system...

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    Handbook for Principals of Seventh-day Adventist Schools - North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Available as a pdf or an interactive online version, this North American Division resource assists school administrators in meeting their responsibilities as educational leaders in the Adventist K-12 school system in North America. Topics include: Leadership;...

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    How to Successfully Support Online Teachers Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Online education requires administrators who will provide support and mentoring to teachers―who are the school’s direct, daily connection with students. Administrators can accomplish this by building into the structure of the program formal,...

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    Indicators of Effective Leadership Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A list of indicators of an effective leader as described by surveyed educators.

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    Industrial Arts Survey: Opinions, Status, Future Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special technology and education issue reports on a survey of industrial arts education in SDA academies in the U.S.

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    Information essential for accountability and planning as identified by board chairs and principals of Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools have been facing problems with enrollments and finances. The purpose of this research was to identify those elements of information and data that the board chairs...

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    Instructional Leadership - Effectivizing Your Educators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The handout from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session shares ten administration tips that "can be used in the classroom to create successful learning in all their students."

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    JAE Editorial: The Adventist School Principal - From Listening to Leadership Grade 1-Lifelong
    This JAE editorial features the team who make this publication a success. Articles in this issue include:Leading From the Sanctified Heart The...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: A History with a Future: Lutheran Teachers' Job Satisfaction; Licensing Principals, Schools not Preparing Students for Jobs,...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: New Job Descriptions for Local Church School Boards; Number of 'Discarded' Children Growing; 'Pats' Take the Fear Out of...

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    Leadership Style, School Climate, and the Institutional Commitment of Teachers Grade 8-Grade 12
    "This study explored the relationships among principals' leadership style, school climate, and the organizational commitment of teachers in Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools in the Philippines. The organizational commitment model developed by Steers...

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    Leading From a Sanctified Heart Grade 1-Lifelong
    McKenzie focuses on the importance of the spiritual life for the school principal. He states that without leading from a sanctified heart, a principal’s work will not create desirable results. McKenzie supports his theories utilizing examples from the...

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    Leading the Journey - an eNewsletter on Excellence in Leadership Preschool-Grade 12
    Each newsletter includes concise, practical articles for Adventist school principals. Published monthly online, each issue references current research from a Christian perspective, inspiring principals to lead in sphere of influence.

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    Level of Technology Implementation and the Personality Traits of Adventist School Principals Tertiary-Lifelong
    This study provided insight on the “level of technology implementation” (LoTi) and the personality traits of private Adventist school principals within North America. Findings based on the Big Five Personality Trait Model and Concerns-Based Adoption...

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    Managing the Small School - Being Your Own Administrator Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Written specifically for principal/teachers of small schools in the United States, this article defines administration as a coalition between management and leadership, and briefly outlines key areas of concern for small school management: Managing Volunteers;...

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    NAD Principals Assess Enrollment Funding and Governance Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Review findings from an in-depth online survey of Adventist academy principals in North America which dealt with questions pertaining to the areas of enrollment, funding, and governance, and how these areas impact a school’s ability to achieve the objective...

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    Narratives of Longevity from the Perspective of Seventh-day Adventist School Administrators in North America: A Multiple Case Study Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: The average length of stay for school principals in the Seventh-day Adventist system of education in North America is 2.5-4.0 years. Elementary principals remain in leadership for 2.5 years, day academy principals stay for 3.6 years, and boarding...

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    Organizational Orientations of K-12 School Leaders in the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Purpose of the study: The purpose of this study was to examine the organizational orientations - structure, human resource, political, and symbolic - of the K-12 school leaders in the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and the relationship,...

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    Perceived effectiveness of principals of Seventh-day Adventist boarding schools Grade 8-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of principals in Seventh-day Adventist boarding high schools in North America as perceived by school staff, superintendents, and the principals themselves. Responses to the standardized assessment...

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    Perceptions of character education in a Seventh-day Adventist school Grade 12
    Character education has been viewed by many educators as having significant historical, academic, and social value. Many stakeholders in education argue for character development as a curricular experience. While understanding the degree to which character...

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    Perceptions of Character Education in a Seventh-day Adventist School Tertiary
    Character education has been viewed by many educators as having significant historical, academic, and social value. Many stakeholders in education argue for character development as a curricular experience. While understanding the degree to which character...

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    Perceptions of Leadership Characteristics of Principals who Influence Positive School Culture in a Midwest Adventist Union – A Qualitative Study Tertiary-Lifelong
    The purpose of this study was to understand and describe leadership characteristics of principals in Adventist schools in a Midwest Seventh-day Adventist Union. Principals in this qualitative multiple-case study influenced a positive school culture by embracing...

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    Perceptions of principals leadership, teachers faith maturity and motivation in Bangladesh Union Mission Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This study explored the relationship between perceptions of principals’ leadership, teachers’ faith maturity and motivation in Bangladesh Union Mission schools. Data were obtained by using three instruments: the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire...

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    Perceptions of the Principal’s Role in Leadership Development of Elementary School Students Grade 5-Grade 8
    "There is a great expectation that schools may contribute in building good and responsible leaders. School leaders must include student participation in school reforms and actions for sustainable improvement by allowing them to play leadership roles....

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    Power in Religious Organizations - A Study of Principals Perspectives as Seen in Three Religious High Schools in Michigan Tertiary
    Problem. Power is a phenomenon that is known to almost everyone, and is evident in any relationship that involves at least two individuals. Despite its inescapability, not many individuals are aware of its nature and characteristics and how it displays itself,...

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    Power in religious organizations - A study of principals' perspectives as seen in three religious high schools in Michigan Grade 8-Grade 12
    Problem: Power is a phenomenon that is known to almost everyone, and is evident in any relationship that involves at least two individuals. Despite its inescapability, not many individuals are aware of its nature and characteristics and how it displays...

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    Principals and Boards - A Team Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What is the purpose of the governing board of an Adventist school? The author presents the results of his observations as a participant on a number of boards. He posits that boards can effectively serve three major functions: policy making and enforcement;...

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    Principals Perspectives on the Influence of the Hidden Curriculum on Childrens School Development Grade 1-Grade 12
    Today in the field of education, there is no unified, constant theory of the hidden curriculum of children’s school development. Attempts to shed light on this issue are fragmentary and explain just some elements of this concept. The purpose of this...

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    Putting the SUPER in Supervision Kindergarten-Tertiary
    The 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation describes the clinical evaluation assessment tool designed to assist educational professionals in assessing their current perceived skill sets. Learn how it can help growth and development management planning for...

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    Qualities of a Great School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Qualities of a great school are: principal leadership, teacher quality, extracurricular activities, parent involvement, and safety and discipline.

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    Releasing the Power of the Equipped Small School Principal Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation describes a platform from which a small school principal can be successful in a rural, urban, small or large school setting. Balance a sound spiritual atmosphere with the caliber of dynamic academic and community...

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    School Boards Can Improve Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This ASDASA 2015 session distinguishes between leading and managing as it clarifies the roles and responsibilities of effective boards. It prioritizes the importance of strategic planning and assessing the success of your school. Documents in the...

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    School Leader Preparation and Development Programs - What Teachers Want Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article seeks to contribute to the literature on school leader preparation and development programs by “identifying and discussing elements that current faith-based education system teachers would like to see embedded in the creation of aspirant...

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    School Leadership Retention - A Study of Servant Leadership and School Leader Satisfaction Tertiary
    The purpose of this quantitative correlation study was to find the relationship between the level of perceived servant leadership and the school leader job satisfaction in the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists P-12 schools. This quantitative...

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    School leadership retention: A study of servant leadership and school leader satisfaction Preschool-Grade 12
    The purpose of this quantitative correlation study was to find the relationship between the level of perceived servant leadership and the school leader job satisfaction in the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists P-12 schools. This quantitative...

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    Servant Leadership and Principalship Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2012 Teachers Convention presentation will provide a brief overview of leadership theories, biblical basis for servant leadership, and Spears 10 characteristics of servant leadership. Additionally, it will provide a practical guide and application for...

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    So What's a Principal to Do? Thoughts on How to Help Teachers With Classroom Management and Discipline Problems Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The authors clarify some important issues involved in classroom discipline and management in a Christian school. A case study illustrates what a principal should do to help a teacher with classroom discipline and management.

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    Some Lesson in Leadership Learnt in My 44 Years in Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    An experienced educator shares ten lessons he has learned about leadership. In summary, "The bottom line in leadership has to do with personal attitudes, beliefs, relationships, feelings and values. These are the attributes that constitute the filter...

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    Spirituality in Educational Leadership - Engaging with the Research Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This article reviews eight research studies from literature that focus on spirituality in educational leadership. The discussion will be of interest to educational leaders across a range of sectors who intentionally value spirituality within their professional...

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    STCA Administrator Evaluation Form Tertiary-Lifelong
    Need to evaluate yourself, school principal? Here's a downloadable form to have your teachers evaluate your performance. A valuable (and too often neglected) professional development tool for principals, vice-principals and any other school personnel in administrative...

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    Supervision for Empowerment Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Adventist elementary teachers are evaluated not only by their principals, but also by just about anyone with a vested interest in Adventist education. A result is that performance is substituted for meaningful achievement. The objectives of the supervisor,...

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    Supervision for Excellence Grade 1-Grade 12
    Don Weatherall addresses the importance of supervision of instruction, and proposes that in order for teachers and superintendents to maintain a commitment to excellence, they should build partnerships that create an atmosphere of acceptance, provide opportunities...

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    Supporting Beginning Teachers in Adventist Schools: An Urgent Need Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shows the importance of beginning teachers receiving the right type of support and presents the findings of research on the attrition rates of beginning teachers and their perceptions of support. It includes the types of support provided, their...

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    Surviving the First Year - What Helps Principals Last the Distance? Grade 1-Grade 12
    This TEACH journal article reports on a research study that "investigated the induction experiences and perceptions of a group of novice principals in a national, Christian, independent school system. Semi-structured interviews were used to generate discussion,...

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    Teacher / Staff Evaluation Using the Visual Valet Model Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A school principal's application of the Visual Valet model of biblical integration applied uniquely to the teacher/staff evaluation process. Overview of the model, its application to teacher/staff evaluation, and a form, included.

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    Teacher Training Resources for Principals Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to resources in various areas of teacher training, including parent partnership, educational journals, bullying, and evaluation.

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    Teachers and Principals Perceptions of Principals Leadership Effectiveness in Selected Adventist Schools in the Philippines Tertiary
    The literature on school leadership repeatedly refers to the need for effective leadership of principals. This small (n = 85) study investigated the perceptions of teachers’ and principals’ on leadership effectiveness of the principals in selected...

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    Teachers' Perceptions of Leadership Skills Associated With the Principalship in Central Luzon Conference, Philippines Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This study was conducted to investigate the perceptions of selected Adventist elementary and secondary school teachers of Central Luzon Conference in the Philippines as to the leadership skills of their principals. These perceptions were identified through...

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    Teaching Principals in Smaller Primary Schools - Their Issues, Challenges and Concerns Preschool-Grade 8
    "It has often been assumed that the principalship role in smaller primary schools is a 'scaled down' version of a full time primary principalship and that similar leadership and management challenges apply. There is limited recognition of the...

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    The Academy Principalship Today Grade 9-Grade 12
    The author reports on dissertation research regarding Adventist academy principals in the continental USA. "The purposes of the study were 1) to determine and analyze the status off the principalship with respect to a number of personal and professional...

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    The Benefits of Effective Coaching for Principals and Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Consider coaching as a means to strengthen school leadership and enhance teacher effectiveness. Through this method, a principal can use coaching as a way to “participate fully in the professional lives of teachers and to guide them in discovering their...

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    The Effects of Regional Accreditation on the Achievement of Aims, Goals, and Mission of Seventh-day Adventist Academies in the United States as Perceived by Principals and Teachers Tertiary-Lifelong
    The purpose of this study was to determine the principals' and teachers' perceptions of the effect of regional accreditation on the aims, goals, and mission of Seventh-day Adventist academies in the United States. Items selected from the Evaluative Criteria...

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    The Listening Principal - Engagement Empowerment and Leadership Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Learn how a principal can utilize active listening purposefully for the advancement of his or her school. The authors emphasize the importance of listening education and training, and they state that listening should be a part of the curriculum for Adventist...

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    The Missing Link - How to Connect Students, Parents, and Constituents to Your Leadership Style and Teaching Ministry Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In the handout from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "discover the missing link behind reaching the hearts of students, parents, and constituents so they will bond with the educator's vision. Recognizing, embedding values, and building self-worth...

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    The Nexus Between Principals’ Leadership Characteristics and Primary Teachers’ Response to Challenges of Change - Teachers Are Functioning on the Outside but How Are They Coping on the Inside? Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "Significant change is occurring in the education systems in most countries around the world. This article, based on a larger educational change study, examines perceptions of Australian primary teachers employed within the Seventh-day Adventist Church...

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    The perceptions of school principals regarding the utilization of microcomputers in Australian Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study was to determine the extent and nature of computer utilization in Australian Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools. An additional purpose was to determine the factors which principals perceived to affect their plans for computers in education.

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    The Power of Listening for Principals Preschool-Lifelong
    Listening is often misunderstood and rarely taught. School leaders know listening is important, but many are unable to use it to their advantage. Many fail to incorporate listening as a strategy to serve their students and enhance their career. This 2012 NAD...

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    The Principal - the Keystone of the School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    According to research (Pierce, 2000), the principal is the keystone of the school. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session defines and explores the role, job description, and expectations associated with the Adventist principal in small, elementary, junior...

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    The principal and principalship of Seventh-day Adventist elementary schools in the North Philippine Union Mission Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Purpose: This study was to identify and analyze the personal and professional characteristics of principals of the Adventist elementary schools in the North Philippine Union Mission. Procedures: A ten-page questionnaire was used to...

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    The Principal as Board Officer Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Effective school boards fulfill four essential roles and the principal has a key involvement in each. A school board's success depends on the teamwork and collaboration of its members. The principal, as executive secretary, fills the most important position...

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    The Principal as Instructional Leader Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The author outlines the importance for a principal to be an instructional leader by focusing on his or her five primary responsibilities: being a source of encouragement, framing and maintaining standards, leading by example, implementing regular evaluations,...

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    The Principal is Moving - Again! Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article reports on a doctoral dissertation that studied the length of service in the principalship of Adventist secondary schools in the U.S. from 1948-1983. Length of service in boarding and day academies, various union conferences, and school enrollment...

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    The relationship between the principal's leadership characteristics and the ability of primary teachers to deal successfully with the challenges associated with change - A teacher's perspective Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The literature suggests that there is significant change occurring in the education systems in most countries around the world including Australia (Fullan, 2005; Gamage, 1996). Research relating to the teachers’ perspectives of the impact of this change,...

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    The Role of the Academy Principal in the Austral Union of the Seventh-day Adventist Educational System as Perceived by Principals and Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Considering the rapid expansion of educational institutions in the Austral Union of Seventh-day Adventists and the lack of a job description for principals, there is a need for more research in the area of the principal's role. Method:...

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    The Role of the Academy Principals in the Austral Union of SDA Tertiary-Lifelong
    Considering the rapid expansion of educational institutions in the Austral Union of Seventh-day Adventists and the lack of a job description for principals, there is a need for more research in the area of the principal's role.

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    The Role of the Holy Spirit in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation considers the work of the Holy Spirit in the school system ordained (set apart for a holy purpose) by God. The presentation focuses on the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Adventist educators and how they...

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    The Role of the Prinicipal - A Multifaceted Role Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The role of the principal is multidimensional and multifaceted. Sergiovanni (1999) describes aspects of the role as technical, human, educational, symbolic, and cultural, all requiring adequate attention if the role is to be performed well. Principals...

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    The Screwtape Strategies - Hamstringing the Impact and Influence of Christian Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "With acknowledgement to, and written in the spirit of C. S. Lewis’ Screwtape letters, using the literary device of inversion. Hopefully, the device should assist readers to gain insight into and question and critique the tactics used...

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    This article "challenges school leaders in Christian faith-based (CFB) schools to live Jesus’ kingdom values and virtues in their daily professional working and personal lives."

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