The Day in the Life of a Principal

An Hour by Hour Look at the Standard Requirements of a Principal Throughout their Day.
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 36 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

A Day in the Life of a Principal is a self paced course that will give you a first person experience into what a principal has to do, daily. This course is for anyone who is considering going into administration or anyone who is already in a program for administration. Below are some things to consider before taking this course.

  • This course is not lengthy, however there are several writing assignments that will take some time.Total course time should not be more than 2-3 hours.
  • This course is broken down by hours in the day and was a true day in the life of your course instructor, who is an elementary principal in a typical suburban neighborhood.
  • When working on assignments, you must take some liberties when reacting to situations. Any issue in a principals day can be answered with " I will get back to you on that." For this course, the expectation is that you will dive deeper into finding answers and make decisions. It is OK to make assumptions about the situation, just remember to explain them in your answer.
  • When moving through the course you will have an explanation of what is going on during that time. This usually includes something that has to be done or included on a list. You will run into emails, voicemail, telephone calls, observations,teacher conflict just to name a few.

Good Luck and enjoy your Day in the Life of a Principal!

What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisite materials other than what is already in the course. The first part of this course suggests a few readings before continuing.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Reflect on the managerial requirements of a school principal.
  • Experience the variety of issues that can come about in a principal's day
  • Respond to parent requests and concerns in a professional and accurate way
  • Investigate an issue in a school appropriately
  • Mediate conflict between two professionals

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for any teacher considering going into educational administration. This is a prerequisite course for a current Educational Administration Program based out of Pittsburgh, PA. This course will give you a first hand experience of what an administrator may have to deal with in a typical day

What you get with this course?

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction and Assignment Explaination
Assignment Explaination
Introduction and Assignment Quiz
4 questions
Section 2: 7:30am The Start of the Day

Artifacts are view-able in the lecture. The Action Plan Template is downloadable and will be used multiple times throughout the course. Please keep the action plan template handy for future lectures.

8:15-9:30 am Teachers Arrival Time and Morning Announcements
Section 3: 9:30-12:00 Morning Through First Lunch
10:30-1:00 Through Lunch Periods and the Mailbox
Section 4: Start of the Afternoon
1:00-2:00 Student Discipline
2:00-3:00 Teacher Observation
3:00-4:00 Teacher Conflict
Section 5: End of the Day
4:00 pm End of the Day

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Rob Furman, Principal, Author, TEDx speaker, Huffington Post Edu Blogger

Dr. L. Robert Furman ED.D. is the principal at South Park Elementary Center in South Park, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Instructional Technology Tools and Reading, Technology, and Digital Literacy. His research in the field of Literacy was recently awarded Best Research and Publication by PASCD. Rob is a blogger for the Huffington Post, Ed Tech Review and a producer for The Seditionists Education Video Series. Rob was honored as a national "20 to watch" in educational technology by the National School Board Association.

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