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18 Things Great Principals Do Differently

November 13, 2014
School improvement efforts rely heavily on quality leadership. Educational leaders are tasked with establishing a collective vision for school improvement and initiating change to spur innovation, ensure student learning, and increase achievement. On July 13th I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. James Strong, from the College of William and Mary, deliver a keynote address at the NJ Department of Education Leadership Institute entitled "Qualities of Effective Principals." Dr. Strong emphasized that the job of a principal, or school leader for that matter, is about making a difference in the lives of children. Leading and teaching is challenging work that requires a high level of understanding and patience.


What do good principals do differently?  The visual below features 18 characteristics of good principals. Adapted from Todd Whitaker's book "What Great Principals Do Differently: Eighteen Things That Matter Most"

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Source: Eye on Education

18 characteristics of great school principals