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  • 8 Common Design Mistakes - and How to Avoid Them Grade 4-Lifelong
    This blog entry from Shutterstock includes tips for designing quality marketing materials--principles that will guide you in preparing marketing materials as well as other communications in print and online for your school.

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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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    Administration Disconnect Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A retired superintendent discusses the challenges faced by Adventist principals. Topics include compensation, workload, and lack of training.

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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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    Administrator Perceptions of Internet-Based Distance Education in Adventist Colleges and Universities : a Mixed-Method Study Tertiary
    Problem: The quality of Internet-based distance education (IBDE) will increasingly become the standard by which students choose a program as higher educational options multiply due to the dramatic growth in distance education. A system-wide examination of perceptions of IBDE in Adventist higher education is important to administrators for future institutional strategic planning purposes, systemic adoption of policies and practices that promote excellence, and identifying collaborative efforts.

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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...

  • American Association of School Administrators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    AASA online provides the latest information and insights from this association of school administrators. Includes topics: current issues and ideas, events, publications, job bulletin, education marketplace, advocacy, state associations and membership, grants...

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    Being the Lead Learner Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2015 SDACC Teachers' Convention presentation from Learning Systems Associates uses L.E.A.D.21 (Landscape, Engagement, Authentic Action, Determination, 21st Century) to outline the capacities of a professional learner.

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    Carlos Puyol Buil - Dialogue with a Spanish pastor, scholar, and administrator Grade 11-Lifelong
    Carlos Puyol Buil answers questions regarding his life, ministry, and career.

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    Character Building: A Call to Action Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article is a call to accountability and action, for the academe to intentionally prepare students to be principled, responsible citizens. Adventist colleges and universities are tasked with building and reshaping character. Teachers should model for their...

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    Coming of Age -- Learning Disabilities at the Postsecondary Level Tertiary
    This article from the JAE special exceptional child issue examines the large increase in the number of learning-disabled students in college. This is due to the "coming of age" of elementary and secondary students identified as learning disabled;...

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    Competencies Needed by Administrators as Perceived by Officers and Committee Members in the North American Division Tertiary
    The Institute of Church Ministry in conjunction with the School of Business at Andrews University was tasked with suggesting a curriculum for administrators in the Seventh-day Adventist system. A study was conducted among current administrators within the...

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    Cooperative Learning as Viewed by Conference Educational Administrators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Superintendents from one conference demonstrate how staff development is made possible for its teachers. The three issues this conference identifies as crucial to staff development are shared in this article: staff development must receive high priority at...

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    Creating an Environment for Excellence Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Teachers' attitudes and perceptions about workplace climate and job-related tasks are important elements in creating an environment of excellence. Using a framework for teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms, the author examines factors that lead to teacher...

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    Developing a Culture of Learning by Making Thinking Visible Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "A professional learning culture allows for all people in the organisation to be afforded the opportunity to build capacity. Such a culture relies upon balancing both a collective and an individual approach to work."

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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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    ECD Self-Study Instrument for Secondary Schools Grade 9-Grade 12
    This ECD Self-Study Instrument guides the board and school personnel through a program leading to Total Quality Improvement (TQI). It focuses on 10 performance areas: general information, mission, philosophy, and objectives; spiritual emphasis; leadership...

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    Education Code for Seventh-day Adventist Schools in Canada Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This manual for elementary and secondary school leaders includes application and authorization for senior academy status, denominational status approval, junior academy application, establishment and maintenance guide, pre/junior/kindergarten assessment, guidelines...

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    Educational Facilities Do Teach Kindergarten-Tertiary
    David Streifling addresses how educational facilities - campuses, buildings, and classrooms - can enhance or inhibit teaching and learning. Streifling discusses how elements such as setting, architectural structure, energy conservation, placement of religious...

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    Faculty and Administrators Views of Faculty at Work Regarding Motivations, Expectations, and Satisfactions of Faculty Members in Seventh-day Adventist Colleges and Universities Tertiary
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine those aspects of the faculty work environment that administrators and faculties perceived as positive or negative as related to faculty motivations, expectations, and satisfactions. Procedure:...

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    Former Christian Colleges and Universities: Why Are There So Many? Tertiary-Lifelong
    David Larson examines how Christian colleges and universities become secular institutions by discussing four books on the subject. Questions that church leaders and campus administrators should ask and answer are 1) whether both the church and the campus really...

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    Four Critical Questions Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Marshall lists four questions that educators should ask themselves in order to determine the impact of their contribution as teachers and school administrators.

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    Handbook for Principals of Seventh-day Adventist Schools - North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This NAD resource assists school administrators in meeting their responsibilities as educational leaders in the Adventist K - 12 school system in North America. Topics include: Leadership; Management; Co-Curricular Programs; Constituency Relationships; Curriculum;...

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    How Educational Leaders Can Use Counseling Principles and Skills Grade 9-Lifelong
    What counseling skills would help administrators and leaders better address the needs of those they serve?

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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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    JAE Editorial: Adventist Education--Four Essentials Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Dulan comments on the high level of commitment primary, secondary, and tertiary level teachers bring to Adventist institutions, and the need for administrators to acknowledge that commitment through words and acts of encouragement and support. Articles included...

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    JAE Editorial: Character Builders Kindergarten-Lifelong
    One of the main purposes of Christian education is to build characters for heaven. Hamlet Canosa uses the example of Samuel, Eli, Elkanah, Hannah, and Eli's sons, Hofni and Phinehas, to demonstrate the importance of educators, parents, and leaders working...

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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 Editorial: The Heart of the Institution Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What does it mean for the library to be the heart of an institution? This JAE special issue on school libraries attempts to help educators and administrators gain new insights about the value of a vibrant library. Articles in this issue include:

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    JAE Legal Update: Home Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Are home schools legal and how should educators relate to them? Due to a variety of social and economic factors, the home school movement is growing. State compulsory school attendance laws and the state's interest in compulsory education, and the parents'...

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    JAE Legal Update: School Administrators vs. Student Privacy Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Both common law and the statutes of most states recognize invasion of privacy as grounds for legal action. The intrusion must be offensive or objectionable to a reasonable person and the action taken must invade an area in which a person is entitled to privacy....

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    JAE Legal Update: Sexual Misconduct and Wrongful Termination: Important Legal Issues for Church Administrators Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Ruth Parish outlines and defines structures organizations should have in place before allegations arise of sexual misconduct.

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    Leadership style of information technology administrators in selected Adventist educational institutions in the Southern Asia-Pacific Region Tertiary
    This study was conducted with the purpose to investigate the relationship between the leadership style of Information Technology (IT) administrators in selected Adventist colleges/universities in the Philippines, and the perception of the consumers about IT services in the mentioned institutions.

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    Leadership Styles of Information Technology Administrators in Selected Philippine Adventist Educational Institutions Tertiary
    "This study investigated the relationship between the Leadership Style of Information Technology (IT) administrators in selected Adventist colleges/universities in the Philippines, and the perception of the consumers about IT services. Significant differences...

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    Leading from the Heart Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The world values money, power, and status; God values humility, compassion, and transparency. Many leaders’ behavior demonstrates that their values are the world’s. Leading from the heart, as explained in this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation,...

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    Leading Up - Practicing Leadership at Any Level Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates that educators must employ many leadership skills, yet many are not in top or designated power positions. If they are successful, they provide leadership in the truest sense–leadership that...

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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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    Master Planning: A Design for the Future Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How to develop a master plan that provides for future planning. A good master plan should reflect the institution's mission, educational program, land use, and facility development. A master plan format is presented. Campus design must take into account various...

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    Mission Enablers: Christian and Private Schools Blog Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The competition is intense (public schools, home schooling, cyber schools, other faith-based and private schools, and charter schools). Having superior academic performance is a given. Delivering that something extra is also required to establish uniqueness in the crowded market and create the value to justify the tuition. Our blog provides proven practical steps that will increase enrollment, student retention, and keep your school sustainable."

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    Mission Enablers: Nonprofit Boards and Leadership blog Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "How the board interacts with the staff, how it makes decisions, and what issues it focuses on are important to the sustainability of the organization. We provide short, simple, useful guidance that makes board governance easier and improves organizational sustainability."

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    Mission Enablers: Nonprofit Fundraising and Volunteer Management Blog Grade 1-Grade 12
    "Fundraising is the life-blood. Receiving a gift is helpful. The stronger the relationship with the donor the more helpful the gifts are. Strong relationships are what see us through the tough times. Organizations with strong relationships have found weathering the recent economic storm easier. This blog provides ideas for building and sustaining strong relationships."

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    Mission Enablers: Nonprofit Leadership blog Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "[Being mission centric] is how one serves clients and fulfills the mission. It is how one creates a competitive advantage and becomes distinguishable from others. It is what the donors pay for. In short, it is why every nonprofit exists."

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    Model Student Handbook Policies - Pacific Union Conference Preschool-Grade 12 New!!
    Reference this document when developing a school handbook for an Adventist school. Sections to include in North America Division schools are included. Some sections can be used verbatim and other sections refer to information from the Pacific...

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    Modeling Christ - Our Responsibility Kindergarten-Grade 12
    David Jeffrey shares valuable principles from Counsels on Education that serve as important reminders for the new school year: patience and love, modeling Christ, redemptive...

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    NAD K-12 Educators' Certification Manual Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Read or print the current K-12 certification requirements online for North American Adventist educators. It includes general information on application procedures, eligibility requirements, denominational teaching certificates, endorsements (regular, specialty,...

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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...

  • National Association of Secondary School Principals Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This website for secondary school principals includes links to conventions, scholarships and awards, hot topics in education, student activities, school safety resources, and a bulletin board. NASSP serves education leaders in middle level schools and high...

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    Perception of academic administrators from the association of Christian schools and colleges in the Philippines of current and future continuous quality efforts at their college or university Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The purpose guiding this study was to describe the perceptions of the academic administrators regarding the actual and projected quality efforts in Association of Christian Schools and Colleges (ACSC) institutions of higher education. The results may serve...

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    Physical Fitness - Whose Responsibility? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is physical fitness the responsibility of school, home, or the individual? Everyone associated with the school has the responsibility of providing young people with the training and environment necessary to help them learn and embrace sound health principles....

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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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    Professional Ethics for Educational Administrators Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adventist educational administrators need to develop and adopt a code of ethics founded upon Christian principles and tailored to the specifics of their culture and local situation. A tentative list of ethical principles are integrity, professional competence,...

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    Required Competencies for the Academic Deans - Basis for a Competency - Based Performance Appraisal Tertiary New!!
    "This study determined the competencies and level of competencies required of the academic deans along the technical, personal and managerial areas as perceived by school heads, superior of deans, and deans themselves in order to construct a model of...

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    Safety First - Creating a Safe Environment at School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Every Adventist teacher and educational administrator must implement strategies that will enhance their students’ safety at school. Adventist schools must provide a safe and appropriate environment for students to grow and develop into active members...

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    School Improvement - How to achieve it? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Always a focus of principals, faculty, and school boards, school improvement depends on four factors: attitude, action steps, collaboration, and initiative. This article briefly describes each.

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    Society of Adventist Communicators - SAC Tertiary-Lifelong
    Join The Society of Adventist Communicators, an organization committed to networking Seventh-day Adventist communication professionals, primarily in North America, who work in the communication industry as writers, editors, videographers, web designers,...

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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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    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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    Technology in Education: The Administrator's Role Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Technology in education must be a planned endeavor, not an afterthought. Administrators must consider budgeting, teacher preparation, school mission and goals, teaching and learning methodologies, and parental involvement when determining the technology needs...

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    The Integration of Values and Business (IVB) in SDA Organizations in the Metro Manila Area - An Observation Lifelong New!!
    "Often business is taken for granted, even by SDA administrators. The integration of values and business is not dealt with in a practical and systematic manner. The inclusion of SDA values, while commendable, is not enough. What is called for is the actual...

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    The Library: A Window of Opportunity Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How does the school library contribute to the mission of the school and open windows to a world of ideas, culture, dreams, and faith? Annette Melgosa shows how the library supports the philosophy of Adventist education.

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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 More Difficult Path Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Morian Perepelitza shares the inspirational story of legendary mountaineer and master trail maker Lawrence Grassi, and the lessons learned by following one of his trails. He suggests that by living as Leonard Grassi did we, too, can be master trail makers.

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    The Oregon Plan for Staff Development Tertiary-Lifelong
    The authors share their innovative and practical program for staff development built on four basic truths: students deserve the best, constituents demand the best, a changing society requires changes in the classroom and, teachers must continuously improve...

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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 status of senior music education in Seventh-day Adventist high schools - Perceptions of administrators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The present study addresses the current status of year 10-12 classroom music education in the Seventh-day Adventist school system in Australia and New Zealand, as perceived by education administrators. The main purpose of the study was to identify the current...

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    The Unprincipaled Teacher - Being Your Own Administrator Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article suggests some strategies for improving the administrative skills of those who must teach and act as principal at the same time. The Small School Survival Guide, published by the North American Division, offers suggestions about fulfilling...

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    Thinking Success Kindergarten-Grade 12
    School administrators with high expectations, positive self-concepts, and specific goals, will greatly improve any school program. Most individuals live up to the expectations others hold for them. School administrators can influence student achievement without...

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    Tips for Balancing School and Family Life Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Learn how to balance work and family life by establishing appropriate boundaries, using these eight guidelines: differentiate between the urgent and the important; accomplish what you have been called to do; and select others to hold you accountable; set limits...

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    Tips for School Administrators Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Looking to add "sparkle" to your school operation as you seek excellence? These 30+ resources share a core value: "We owe it to all our students to strive to implement programs that are exceptional, not merely adequate."

  • What Great Principals Do Differently Tertiary-Lifelong
    What are the specific qualities and practices of great principals which elevate them above the rest? Blending school-centered studies and experience working with hundreds of administrators, the author reveals the 15 things that the most successful principals...

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    What Makes a School Christian? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    On a Christian campus every worker, including support personnel, should communicate visible concern for the present and eternal interests of each student. For students to learn the values of efficiency, cooperation, punctuality, and diligence, their work supervisors...

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    What to do with a Failing Teacher or Principal Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article suggests exploring the reasons why failing teachers or principals are unsuccessful. They include (1) inadequate training; (2) wrong assignment; (3) lack of peer and administrative support; (4) mismatch between profession and personality, and (4)...

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    Why Principals Stay Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Learn why principals stay within the Adventist system despite the difficulties that may exist. Researcher Janet Ledesma focuses on those principals in Adventist education who have served for at least ten consecutive years. Her study concludes that for those...

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    Why Principals Stay Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The findings of the lived experiences of the principals in the study "Narratives of Longevity from the Perspective of Seventh-day Adventist School Administrators" are shared in this informative 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation.

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    Work - Life Balance for the Principal Preschool-Grade 12
    For principals struggling to maintain balance between their personal and professional lives, this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides research and proven strategies for principals seeking this work/life balance.

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    Working Smarter, Not Harder - Administrative Leadership Styles in Adventist Colleges Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shares the results of research conducted at the 1995 General Conference session in Utrecht, Holland, gathered from Adventist college and university presidents throughout the world field and provides a challenge to administrative excellence in...

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    Would You Like to Lead? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Isaac Zayachkowski shares thoughts on what makes a good leader. He suggests that effective leaders have certain characteristics that enable them to succeed in their chosen careers or professions.