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Kickbusch Weaves Inspiring Story at Third General Session
"I'm not a speaker," are the words keynoter Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch opened with during the Third General Session. "I'm just a storyteller, a conversationalist. And what I've come to share this afternoon are words from my heart." (More...)

Getting Answers for a Successful Retirement
Retirement is a hot topic for many principals, as evidenced by the number of people who attended Monday's session, Retirement: Learning for OUR Next Generation of Life, with Kevin O'Connor. (More...)

Simple Strategies to Help Students with Autism
According to the latest research, one out of 150 people is diagnosed with autism and the disorder is typically identified in a child's early years. (More...)

Lead Like You Mean It
"Why would anyone want to be led by you?" This is the question that Ronald Areglado asked participants at the New and Aspiring Principals' Forum Sunday afternoon. (More...)
Building Communities in New Orleans
NAESP's 88th Annual Convention and Exposition, April 2-6, 2009, will be the place for principals to start building everything from learning communities to neighborhood communities in New Orleans. (Also test your New Orleans IQ.) (More...)

Principal ReadingAre Personality Preferences Impacting Your Leadership?
Do interruptions drive you nuts, or do they energize you? When asked to write a memo, are you more focused on the details or the strategy and vision? (More...)

Principal ReadingStudents Attend the Principal's Read Aloud Award
Third and fourth grade students from Cockrill Elementary in Nashville, Tennessee, gathered together in a circle and listened intently as principals read... (More...)

What Is School 2.0?
"We're not in Kansas anymore," said Timothy Magner, director of the office of educational technology for the United States Department of Education. (More...)

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Mentoring Black Males
Kaylen Tucker talks with Eric Brown about leading minority students to their highest potential. (More...)

The Ethical Principal
When confronted with an ethical dilemma, how do you determine what is the best decision? (More...)

Counsel and Comfort for the New Principal
It can be very intimidating for new principals in their first few years in the principalship. (More...)

Be a LEADer for Your Profession
Do you have concerns or questions about the federal education conversation? Make your voice heard by joining the political process with NAESP's Leading Educators' Advocacy Dashboard (LEAD). (More...)

Pundits Offer Insider's View on Politics and the 2008 Presidential Campaign
Morgan Seiferth, a fifth grader from Rose Park Magnet School, told the crowd at the Second General Session that she normally doesn't work on Sundays, but she couldn't turn down a request from her principal to introduce political power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin. (More...)

Speaking the Language of Math
Nationally known and renowned speaker, educator, and author Char Forsten shared practical ways to help students internalize, understand, and apply math concepts. (More...)

Steve Gilliland Says "Enjoy the Ride"
Between the gut-wrenching laughter and truth-filled, aha moments, principals received important motivational lessons from Distinguished Lecturer Steve Gilliland. (More...)

Diverse Learning at Convention
This year's convention is featuring special sessions to meet the needs of principals serving diverse learning communities. The first of these sessions was a stimulating discussion from a knowledgeable panel at the Diversity Forum. (More...)

Curriculum Design Crash Course
A foundation in curriculum design in three hours might seem impossible, but that is what presenter Michael Chirichello set out to provide principals at his Three-Hour Workshop, Curriculum Design: Learning for the Next Generation. (More...)

The National Elementary Honor Society™ Launches
NAESP's executive director Gail Connelly announced the launch of the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) at the Opening General Session. (More...)

How to Impact Student Achievement and Make a Difference
All teachers should take a lie detector test to answer this question: "Do you love children more than anything?" (More...)

Drive Your Staff Happy With Recognition, Celebrations
Diane Hodges never met a Monday she didn't like. (More...)

Daniel Pink on Using the Whole Mind
The focus of Pink's address was to explain how changes in the economy have affected the work force and the implications of such changes on K-8 education. (More...)

Stressed? That's a Laugh!
What if laughter really is the best medicine? (More...)