Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Educational Leadership




What Makes a Good School Principal?

Summary:  This article explores the role of principal as the educational leader of a school and the traits that help that principal create a positive culture and climate in the school.  Some of these traits are supporting a learning climate of continuous improvement for students and adults alike, a belief in doing what is best for student learning, practicing shared leadership and empowering teachers and students with a voice in the school, and building strong and caring relationships, among others.

Source:  Autumn A. Arnett, Education DIVE, October 17, 2016

Categories:  Educational Leadership. School Culture and Climate, SEL Basics, Professional Development