Time management for busy school leaders

Time is a valuable resource, yet often a challenge for busy school leaders. In this ASCD Arias book titled Short on TimeI overview how principals can maximize instructional time by making smart use of transitions and recruiting teachers to build the school schedule; communicate about the work of the school in timely, innovative ways; balance district, instructional, school, and community events and responsibilities; and run efficient meetings that cultivate professional growth and promote collegial learning. And as a supplement to the book, I have provided professional development with emerging and current school leaders with these 100 Action Steps. This research article examines the role of principals valuing teachers’ time and implications for school leadership.