Teacher Appreciation Week – Get in the Classrooms, Principals!

Reading By Example

This week starts PALS screening for kindergarten and first grade classrooms in our district. Didn’t anyone realize it was Teacher Appreciation Week? 😉

As principals, one of the best thing we can do to show our appreciation for our faculty is to help out in the classroom. Teaching can be an isolating job, so any type of presence we can provide is very much appreciated.

This week, I am teaching for at least one hour in each of our school’s kindergarten classrooms. One benefit is the teacher gets time to administer the end-of-year summative assessments mentioned previously.

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The other benefits are on my end. First, I am aware of what students are currently learning. This gives me that “instructional pulse” of the building. Being in the classroom also helps in decision-making, such as budget allocations and professional development. Reflecting back to these classroom experiences, I make smarter building choices because I…

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