Communicator - August 2020

Back to School in a New Era

Trials of a First-Year Principal: Getting Hired
In the kickoff to this yearlong series, a principal reflects on his path to the principalship and offers tips for aspiring principals. Read more

Webinar Recap: Leading in Uncertain Times
Use lessons learned from spring school closings to meet students’ academic and social-emotional needs this fall. Read more

3 Tips to Combat Teacher Empathy Fatigue
Create awareness, facilitate collegiality, and develop staff members’ social-emotional learning. Read more

School’s Back, But the Homework Gap Persists
How can schools address the homework gap when they don’t have adequate funding? Read more

ICYMI: Planning For the Year Ahead
Watch this Johns Hopkins University webcast on how leaders, teachers, and parents can plan ahead for the 2020-2021 school year. Read more

Blueprint for Success
Afterschool Alliance emphasizes a joint back-to-school effort, with afterschool programs and community input. Read more

Set Students Up to Succeed

Attendance Playbook
Future Ed and Attendance Works identify smart strategies for reducing chronic absenteeism in the COVID era. Read more

Nurturing a Global Mind
Help students learn to empathize and form connections with people from all sorts of backgrounds. Read more


Seeking Leaders For the NAESP Board of Directors
Do you have what it takes to step up your volunteer leadership game? If so, we want you to apply. Read more

Join the ASCA Advisory Group
If you lead your American Student Council Association, consider taking that leadership to the next level as an ASCA Advisory Group member. Read more

Deadline Extended: National Aspiring Principals Academy
NAESP and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, have teamed up to support aspiring school administrators. Apply by Sept. 30 to be part of the next class. Read more

Become a Mentor
NAESP has adapted its mentor training to be an intensive, interactive, and engaging online seminar. Read more

A Webinar For Every Career Stage
Looking for tips to maximize the AP role? Want to find your tribe with other women in leadership? We’ve got that—and more—in our webinar series. Read more

Looking Ahead to 2021
Keep updated on the latest with the 2021 NAESP Pre-K-8 Principals Conference in Chicago. Read more