Principals Essentials promotes "smart use" of mobile devices in school. 9 in 10 of today's elementary, middle and high school students believe that mobile devices will change the way students learn in the future (92 percent) and make learning more fun (90 percent), according to a new study conducted by Harris Interactive and released today by Pearson.
1/3 of elementary, middle and high school students said that they have used a tablet for school work this academic year (34 percent have used a full-size tablet and 32 percent have used a small tablet), and 44 percent said they have used a smartphone for school work. Among students who use a tablet for school work, more than half (52 percent) use a device that they own personally, rather than borrow from the school.
Since the majority of students want to use mobile devices in the classroom, and because so many now own mobile devices, BYOD (bring your own device) programs and the challenge of universal access will remain a compelling topic of discussion for education leaders.
It's far too simplistic to write off using mobile devices in school. We are swiftly becoming accustomed to — and perhaps even starting to prefer — online conversations and interactions that revolve around images and photos. They are often more effective at conveying a feeling or reaction than text and never boring. http://principalsessentials.com/benefit_text.html
Principals Essentials introduces Cafeteria Size Banners. Principals Essentials now offers larger sizes of it's popular nutrition and exercise posters.The new sizes are in response to the request from schools that want to post the campaign in their large lunch rooms and cafeterias. The new poster sizes are 24"x 33" and 36"x 48".
Nationwide, an estimated 32% of American kids ages 2 to 19 are overweight, including 17% who are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. http://principalsessentials.com/benefit_nutrition.html
U.S. Air Force Base Purchases Nutrition & Exercise Campaign. The Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is a 905 acre military installation, located in Southeast Washington, D.C., established on Oct. 1, 2010 in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The Medical Logistics purchased the campaign to motivate its military members on the base. http://www.military.com/base-guide/joint-base-anacostia-bolling
MSD of Pike Township Purchases Stop a Bully Campaign. The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township is an award winning school district, widely regarded as an education leader for high academic standards, innovative educational programs, state-of-the-art facilities, strong parental and community partnerships, exceptional students and acclaimed educators. http://www.pike.k12.in.us/pages/default.aspx
Bakersfield C.S.D. Purchases Tardy Campaign to Improve School Attendance.
The Bakersfield City School District consists of 9 Middle schools and 24 Elementary schools that are committed to strong values that guide our daily behavior toward student success. http://bcsd.com/
"Principals Essentials is committed to promoting a safe learning environment and developing positive values and personal responsibilities by increasing appropriate social behavior, self-control, empathy, honesty and academic achievement. While nurturing students' capacity to think skillfully and critically, we strive to deepen their commitment to prosocial values such as kindness, helpfulness, personal responsibility, empathy, honesty, self-control and respect for others – qualities we believe are essential to leading balanced and productive lives.", stated Mr. Lawrence, President of Principals Essentials.
Principals Essentials introduces a Principals Month Banner. in honor of the service of all elementary, middle level, and high school principals and recognize the importance of school leadership in ensuring that every child has access to a high-quality education, and to celebrate school leader accomplishments, the month of October was "Principals Month.". The vision, dedication, and determination of a principal provides the mobilizing force behind every succesful school. http://principalsessentials.com/benefit_appreciation.html
Principals Essentials Adds Spanish Posters to its Website. The success of Principals Essentials' positive message campaigns has led to a Spanish version of the popular poster series. "We receive many requests from school around the country for Spanish translations of our posters. I think the time is right for us to broaden our effiorts and rearch those students." says Mr. Lawrence, President of Principals Essentials. http://www.k12posters.com/Spanish-Posters_c_30.html
Brevard Public Schools Chooses Principals Essentials a Contracted Vendor. Brevard Public Schools is the 48th largest district in the U.S. and the 10th largest district in Florida. As the largest employer in Brevard County, BPS employs 8,500 staff members serving approximately 72,000 students annually. With 82 schools, 17 special centers, and 9 charter schools, the district educates its students in 17 different municipalities across the Space Coast. Brevard Public School's goal is to serve our community and enhance students' lives by delivering the highest quality education in a culture of dedication, collaboration and learning.
Brevard Public Schools chose Principals Essentials for its positive student messages that appeal to elementary, middle and high school students. The principle goal of these well-crafted messages is to encourage America's youth to get serious about their education by staying in school, doing homework, eating healthy, exercising daily and improving academic performance.
MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program Chooses Principals Essentials' College Readiness Progam.
The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program is a year-round, federally sponsored, educational program serving 75 low-income and/or first generation high school students who live in Cambridge, MA, and attend Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. The Program stresses the development of academic skills and motivation for students who might not traditionally be considered college-bound. During the school year, academic tutoring and counseling services are available at our MIT office. The summer session consists of 6 weeks of rigorous academic study in a residential setting on the Wellesley College campus. Historically, over 90% of the students completing the program enter post-secondary educational institutions. Students may refer themselves or be referred by guidance counselors, teachers, community agency representatives or friends. Once a student is accepted, s/he is expected to remain with the program, fulfilling all participation requirements, until graduation from high school.
Dallias ISD Chooses Principals Essentials' College Readiness Progam. The Dallas Independent School District is "one of the nation's fastest improving school districts," according to the Council of the Great City Schools. With 230 schools and more than 157,000 students, Dallas ISD is home to the top two public high schools in the country (Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center's School of Science and Engineering and School for the Talented and Gifted) as reported by The Washington Post and Newsweek. In addition, the number of Dallas ISD students taking and scoring a 3 or above on Advanced Placement exams increased again in 2011, continuing a 16-year upward swing in preparing students for college.
Dallas ISD boasts several U.S. Blue Ribbon Schools, 30 Exemplary and 67 Recognized schools as determined by the Texas Education Agency and is steadily increasing its graduation rate. As a matter of fact, the number of students graduating from Dallas ISD is at its highest since the mid-1980s. Our schools are also receiving renovations made possible by a $1.35 billion bond program approved by voters that is also building 14 new schools
"Master" Note Taking Posters introduced by Principals Essentials
It's no surprise. Geniuses like Einstein, Beethoven and DaVinci knew the benefits and wrote volumes. Inspired by the Masters, these posters are designed to improve your students' note taking skills and grades, while they learn more with less effort.
Only 10% of a lesson may last in a student's memory, but students who take and review notes can recall 80% of a lesson. Despite this benefit, only 65% of all students take notes during class. One reason students may have trouble writing notes is that they're not sure how to write effective notes. These posters, show the actual notebooks of Alexander Graham Bell, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Leonardo DaVinci, are designed to improve your students' note taking skills and grades.
Proper note taking plays a key role in a student's academic success. It is clear from our history that note taking has always been an important part of the learning process. Alexander Graham Bell, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Leonardo DaVinci were all devoted to their notebooks. Unfortunately, not all students learn the noteworthy skills necessary to take effective notes.
Most teachers assume that someone else must have already taught their students how to take and study proper notes. Taking notes is one of those skills that rarely gets addressed in schools. Not only does good note taking help us recall facts we may have forgotten, the act of writing things down and reviewing them later, helps many of us to remember them longer. In fact, writing and studying effective notes can result in higher student test scores.
Jan 1,2014GEAR UP Chooses Principals Essentials' College Readiness Progam for 28 Schools. >
GEAR UP's goal is to increase the academic performance of students, increase the high school graduation rate, increase postsecondary enrollment and increase student and parent knowledge about postsecondary access. All students in the 10th and 11th grade at the following high schools are under the Partnership GEAR UP Grant: Thomas A. Edison, Frankford, Benjamin Franklin, High School of the Future, Abraham Lincoln, Roxborough and South Philadelphia.
Principals Essentials' poster campaign targets K12 school students and focuses on the importance of early college preparation with quotes from actual students and clever graphic. This poster campaign was originally inspired by the findings of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation study that identified the primary characteristics of those schools that have the highest success rate of students accepted to college. The study found that the successful schools all sent a clear message to their students that they should focus on college as their goal.
Most students aren't ready for college, ACT data show. Most students are not adequately prepared to face the rigor of college, according to the latest ACT scores, which also show that the average composite score on the college-entrance exam fell from last year. That composite score dropped to 20.9 among high school students in 2013, the lowest in eight years. Since 2006, scores had been relatively flat at about 21.1, on a scale where 36 is perfect.
The report released by the Iowa City, Iowa-based organization found just 39 percent of test-takers in the class of 2013 met three or more of the ACT college-readiness benchmarks in English, reading, science, and math. Nearly one-third did not meet any. http://bit.ly/1i1R5Zv @college_readiness
New Famous Quotes Banner released in honor of Nelson Mandela
As Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, toreducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to fostering peace. And in a knowledge economy, education is the new currency by which nations maintain economic competitiveness and global prosperity. Education is an investment, and one of the most critical investments we can make. This is true not only for the United States, but for countries around the world.
How to Take Better Notes Posters Introduced by Principals Essentials.
Principals Essentials, Inc. has introduced a new series called, "Take Smart Notes". This noteworthy poster campaign will help students understand the importance of note taking by showing famous notebooks from historical figures, like Beethoven, Bell and DaVinci. The posters also shows a checklist on how to write better notes and how it will help raise their test scores.
65% of all students take notes during class. One of the reasons students have trouble taking notes is that they're not really sure how to write effective notes and later study them. Many students attempt to capture an entire record of a class or lesson in their notes, word for word.
Studies on memory have shown that without a notebook review, 47% of what a person has just learned is forgotten in the first twenty minutes and 62% is forgotten after the first day.
Central Consolidated School District School Chooses Principals Essentials' Bully Prevention, College Readiness and Attendance Programs
The Central Consolidated Schools School District is located in Shiprock, NM and includes 17 schools that serve 6,658 students in grades PK through 12.
The Central Consolidated School District earned the highest-grade-point average in San Juan County, scoring higher overall than neighboring Farmington, Aztec, and Bloomfield school districts on the School Grade Report Cards released in July 2013 by the New Mexico Public Education Department.
Kirtland Central High School, led by Principal Shawna Becenti was only one of two schools in the county to earn an A. The school raised its grade from a C last year.
"It's a great feeling. Our students, teachers, and parents worked really hard," Becenti said. "You could feel the energy level at school assemblies, school presentations, and faculty meetings that we were on the road to excellence. It doesn't stop though – we have a lot more work to do.
"Common Core and our focus on college and career readiness helped," Becenti said, adding, "We also implemented an Ignition Program, which is peer-to-peer mentoring. It takes upper classmen and pairs them with freshmen. It provides our students with support – not only from their teachers but from a student mentor."
Motivation Matters: 40% Of High School Students Chronically Disengaged From School
Lack of motivation is a real and pressing problem. Upwards of 40 percent of high school students are chronically disengaged from school, according to a National Research Council report on motivation.
Students who are bored or inattentive or who put little effort to schoolwork are unlikely to benefit from better standards, curriculum, and instruction unless schools, teachers, and parents take steps to address their lack of motivation, the CEP papers conclude. On the other hand, students who are motivated to learn have higher achievement, show better understanding of the concepts they are taught, are more satisfied with school, and have lower dropout rates, according to a variety of studies reviewed by ED and colleagues.
School programs that try to motivate students by focusing on the goal of attending college or paying for their college tuition are more motivating if they immerse students in a "college-going culture" rather than just encouraging them to aspire to college and promising scholarships for tuition. This immersion approach includes providing academic, social and other supports, making clear why college was important, and outlining a path to get there.
Alice ISD Chooses Principals Essentials' College Readiness Program
The Alice Independent School District serves over 4,200 achieving students with 330 teachers and administrative staff and an additional 450 support staff. The District prides itself on its educational program, which provides each student with the opportunity for maximum intellectual, social, and physical development. The mission of the Alice Independent School District, as a total community educational system committed to excellence, with primary emphasis on the Pre-K to 12 program, is to graduate students who, through participation in a quality instruction program, in innovative and challenging educational experiences.
Using the Power of Your Environment to Promote Positive Change
By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY, M.S. .
The environment is powerful in shaping our behavior. According to author and psychologist John C. Norcross, Ph.D, in his book Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions, this is a key lesson from social psychology.
Fortunately, we also have the power to shape our environment. This ability becomes especially important when we're trying to make positive changes in our lives, everything from doing your homework to arriving at school on time to getting more sleep to improving low self-esteem. But, interestingly, even though it's so helpful, according to Norcross's research, the technique of using our environment is underused. "People can be so preoccupied with examining their inner thoughts and feelings that they neglect to keep their surroundings in sync with their goal."
In Changeology, Norcross shares several key ways we can make the most of our environment to support our goals.
1. Create a positive environment.
According to Norcross, "If you don't see the appropriate environmental options around you, create the environment you need." He quotes writer Orison Swett Marden: "A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions."
What kind of environment can you create to help you engage in positive changes? What things does your supportive environment include (or exclude)?
4. Add reminders to your environment.
Research has found that text messages help remind students to do their homework and reminders help students stay in school and stay on track, Norcross writes.
He also observed the power of reminders while consulting with a pharmaceutical company. The goal was to help patients take their medication. The medication was highly effective. But the regimen was complicated.
Norcross gave the patients a variety of reminders, including special pillboxes, watches with pre-programmed alarms and stickers for their calendars. These reminders led to a 90 percent compliance rate.
You might use the following reminders to foster your positive changes: Post-it notes on various mirrors; to-do lists on your desk and in your bag; and messages on your phone and computer.
Our environment plays a powerful role in shaping our behavior. Use that to your advantage when making positive changes in your life..
Bulling does NOT take a Summer Vacation.
The summer vacation has begun! The promise of warmer weather, more freedom to decide what to do, and participation in fun activities becomes much more of a challenge for young students. If a child was a target of a bully at school, they might be relieved to be out of that negative environment for a few, short months. However, the sad reality is they aren't safe from bullying when school is on summer break. Summer bullying often takes place at playgrounds, day camps, local neighborhoods, shopping malls, swimming pools and childcare centers. During the summer many young students and teens are often not well supervised. They are often in new environments with unfamiliar children for longer periods of time. Child behavior expectations in these surroundings may be unclear. These new, less supervised locations provides much more opportunity for bullies to choose a victim and make their summer very unpleasant. There are some things parents can do to reduce the chance their children might be the target of bully. Like only considering summer activities where the children are well-supervised by trained, caring adults and they value and create a respectful environment.
New Famous Quotes Banners
Benjamin Franklin once said, "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." This quote allows us to understand that involving students in the educational process yields the greatest results. Bring the legendary quotes of Franklin and others to your school to enlighten your hallways with the words of wisdom necessary to inspire your students!
Digitalitizing Schools: Technology Transforming Education
"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." said John Dewey, one of the most influential thinkers on education in the 20th century. This wisdom reins true even more strongly today, as we approach the dawn of the digital educational age. Today's educational establishments must reinvent themselves to better engage students and provide them with the successful skills needed to compete in a rapidily growing, digital, on-line world.
Alta Loma Chooses Principals Essentials' Bully Prevention.
The Alta Loma School District serves over 5,900 achieving students with 270 teachers and administrative staff and an additional 400 support staff. The District prides itself on its educational program, which provides each student with the opportunity for maximum intellectual, social, and physical development. Strong parent and community involvement in the schools' academic excellence of our students, professional development of staff, and the stability of leadership all provide the foundation of success for Inspiring Learners for a Lifetime!
introducing a New School Content Management Solution.
June 12,2013#1 cause of poor student achievement is school absence.
A new study confirms the belief that classroom attendance and participation is related to and affects a student's performance and grasp of the subject matter and is directly reflected in a student's grades.
Schools should develop positive student incentives to encourage good attendance. In addition, the school administration should design and implement programs that acknowledge a students effort to maintain or improve school attendance. An attendance poster campaign should convey to students that they are expected to attend all scheduled classes, stressing the importance of classroom participation, and the seriousness of unexcused student absences, tardiness, and early departures.Examples of Attendance Incentives:1) Students with perfect attendance are given gifts. 2) Field trip arranged for students with perfect attendance. 3) Participation in extra curricula activities for the students.. 4) Students receive recognition awards for 100% attendance. 5) Students with perfect attendance selected to park their own spot. See Attendance/Tardy Posters
12 percent of crashes caused by cell phone distracted drivers.
A study, conducted by Erie Insurance Group, suggests that distracted driving is a major danger behind the wheel. In fact, about eight out of 10 crashes involve some sort of driver distraction within three seconds of that crash. Distracted driving activities include things like using a cell phone, texting. Using a GPS or vehicle navigation systems can also be sources of distraction. Encourage young drivers to avoid cell phone distraction by following simple tips: • Let incoming cell phone calls go to voice mail • Pull over if you must talk or text • Set a good example by following these rules yourself. See Internet Danger Awareness Posters
Famous Quotes Banner Program Introduced by Principals Essentials.
Principals Essentials, Inc. has introduced a new Famous Quotes Banner Program for K-12 schools called "Vote for a Quote". The program invites students to vote for their favorite banner quote thus allowing them to get actively involved with their school, thus driving them to help shape their educational environment. The banners that win are then purchased and hung in a prominent place in the school for all to see. The goal is to get students to take these quotes to heart while getting them acquainted with many successful and historical figures. See Famous People Quotes Banners
Gateway ISD Chooses Principals Essentials' Bully Prevention.
Principals-Essentials, Inc. was chosen to launch two programs designed to address cyber-bullying and bullying in their schools. The Gateway School District includes 11 schools in grades PK through 12.
Edcouch-Elsa ISD Chooses Principals Essentials' College Readiness Campaign.
Edcouch-Elsa ISD chooses Principals Essentials' College Readiness poster campaign and has made Principals Essentials an official school vendor for its district. The mission of Edcouch-Elsa I.S.D. is to produce college ready graduates who can compete confidently in a dynamic global society by providing an individualized, nurturing educational foundation.
Principals Essentials' poster campaign targets K12 school students and focuses on the importance of early college preparation with quotes from actual students and clever graphic.
College Readiness Campaign Ready to Launch at ASCD Show.
Principals-Essentials, Inc. will introduced a new College Readiness Poster Series for high schools called "College Bound" at the ASCD Show in Chicago on March 16th. This poster campaign was inspired by the findings of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation study that identified the primary characteristics of those schools that have the highest success rate of students accepted to college. The study found that the successful schools all sent a clear message to their students that they should focus on college as their goal.
The poster campaign targets high school students focusing on the importance of early college preparation with clever copy and "attention-getting" graphics. "The question for students is not whether to attend college, but how to best prepare for college and how to make a successful transition," says Joe Lawrence, President of Principals Essentials.
Principals Essentials, Inc. is an innovative company specializing in highly effective motivational products for the educational and academic communities. Their principle goal is to encourage middle and secondary students to get serious about their education by staying in school and improving their academic performance to benefit themselves and society. The company was founded by Joe Lawrence in 2009 and is located in New York.
To receive more information about Principals Essentials' College Bound Program visit booth #653 or visit PrincipalsEssentials.com. Click here.
Carrollton-Farmers ISD Chooses Principals Essentials
The Carrollton-Farmers ISD, in Texas, has chosen PE for its Internet Safety and Social Media poster program. The district contains 27 elementary schools (PreK-5), 6 middle schools, 5 high schools, and 3 Special Programs Centers (K-8/9-12). The total student enrollment is 26,222. The poster series promotes responsible use of E-mail, cell phones, chat rooms, blogs and instant messages.
Path Coalition Chooses Principals Essentials
The Path Coalition, a leading youth drug prevention agency, has chosen PE for its prevention program. The coalition, located in Bardstown, KY, is made up of 12 school and 3700 students. Its programs strive to reduce youth alcohol, tobacco, and other substance abuse and increase community support for youth drug prevention. The Center supports schools, local service groups, and families by securing funding for substance abuse educational programs
Principals Essentials Launches k12posters.com
Principals Essentials, Inc., an innovative company specializing in highly effective motivational, educational products, has launched a new website called k12posters.com.
Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
All schools that receive E-rate funds (which NYC schools receive from the DOE) must comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) rules. The CIPA rules state that schools must have a policy for "providing students education on appropriate online behavior including interacting with others in chat rooms and on social networking sites, and cyberbullying awareness and response." Click here.
The State of Delaware makes Principals Essentials an official school vendor. PE was chosen for its innovative Bully Prevention Program and Don't Drop out Programs. DE has more than 208 schools that serve 130,000 students, which include the Red Clay S.D.
The Walton County SD chooses Principals Essentials for its Bully Prevention Banners. The School District includes 17 schools in grades PK through 12.
Rockingham County, North Carolina chooses Principals Essentials' Motivational Programs for all County Schools. Principals-Essentials, Inc. was chosen by Rockingham County School District to launch 6 programs designed to prevent cyber-bullying , drop-outs, drug and alcohol abuse, tardiness and PBIS. The Rockingham County School District includes 25 schools that serve over 42,000 students in grades PK through 12
Principals Essentials announced it will be exhibiting at this years' ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, Booth Number 235, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Principals Essentials responded to a Principal's request for a campaign discouraging student from posting her school name with violent video content on YouTube. The featured poster is called, "Be a friend not a bystander." The 6 poster campaign promotesInternet Safety and Social Media
responsible use of E-mail, cell phones, chat rooms, blogs and instant messages.
February 1 ,2011
Principals-Essentials, Inc. introduced a new RESPECT For All Week banner. The campaign utilizes colorful graphics to address core values of positive behavior; R_espect, E_mpathy, S_haring, P_oliteness, E_quality, C_aring, T_rust. Respect For All Week is February 12-18th.
Principals Essentials is committed to providing an positive educational program that will allow students to achieve at a high level of success. "We hold the expectation that every student is a unique individual who can and will learn when provided with effective teaching and a positive learning environment." states Mr. Lawrence.
NC School District chooses Principals Essentials for Bully Prevention Program
Principals-Essentials, Inc. was chosen by Halifax County School District to launch two programs designed to prevent cyber-bullying and bullying in their schools. The North Carolina School District includes 12 schools that serve 22,837 students in grades PK through 12.
Principals-Essentials, Inc. introduced a new Follow the Dress Code Poster campaign. In response to growing levels of violence, many schools are adopting dress code policies. The quirky, eye-catching, color posters feature titles like, "Wardrobe Malfunction" and "Yellow Flag" Fashion Violation. Posters can also be customized to display any school dress policy or rules.
Principals-Essentials, Inc. introduced a new Profanity Prevention Poster Series for schools. This 5-poster set focuses on the prevention of profanity with clever copy and "attention-getting" graphics. The poster called "No Swearing Zone" establishes a school-wide policy while another poster called "Words to Swear By" suggests the use of alternatives words like "Darn" and "Heck" instead of more offensive ones. The tagline on each poster reads, "The Words We Choose Speak Volumes."
Principals Essentials introduces a new poster series that promotes Internet Safety and Social Media responsible use of E-mail, cell phones, chat rooms, blogs and instant messages. Today's social media networking revolution is putting many students at risk. This posters series is designed to:
1. Prohibit cellphone/text usage in school
2. Remind students of internet dangers
3. Teach proper social skills and etiquette
4. Protect personal information
The tagline on each poster reads, "Text Chat Wisely".
Principals Essentials receives it's first international sale from Bundang, South Korea.
At this years' ASCD Conference in SanFransico CA, Principals-Essentials, Inc. introduced two new positive behavior campaigns that were very well received. Our "How to STOP-a-Bully" series was met with great enthusiasm for its unique approach of empowering vulnerable student and setting school-wide procedures.
Principals-Essentials, Inc. introduced a new Positive Behavioral Support Poster Series (PBS) called "This School R.O.C.K.S.". This 10 poster series focuses on the development of pro-social skills, promoting positive behavior and healthy study habits. The campaign utilizes "eye-grabbing" graphics to address five core values; Respect, On-track, Citizenship, Kindness, Safety or R.O.C.K.S. It is available for both Elementary and High School Levels.
Principals Essentials was founded in 2009 by Mr. Lawrence. "Over 1,000 schools have joined our network and purchased our motivational posters. Our messages are now being viewed by over 10,000 students each day, from Florida to Quebec. More importantly, our positive messages are influencing the growing minds of America.", states Mr. Lawrence .
Cambridge University Press purchases limited rights to "Exercise Playlist" image to use in their text books to promote a healthy life style. Cambridge University Press is a not-for-profit educational publisher currently preparing for publication a secondary school textbook.
First International Poster Sale. Kitigan Zibi Kikinam School purchases 28 posters. The Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation Territory is the largest Algonquin Nation in Canada, in both area and population with almost 2,600 community members.
Principals Essentials acquires a D&B #93-306-6479 and Ariba #AN01006094372 to become a DC School Vendor.
76 Texas Schools Launch New Cyber-bully and Tardy Prevention Programs. Principals-Essentials, Inc. was chosen by a prominent Texas Independent School District to launch two programs designed to prevent cyber-bullying and improve student attendance in their schools. The District includes 76 schools that serve 96,837 students in grades PK through 12.
20th Century Fox purchases images for an upcoming television program called "Dee Reynolds Shaping America's Youth – for the TV program "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia". It has scenes that take place in a public high school. They wanted to include posters with pro- active messages about teen pregnancy and drugs.
January 4, 2010
Principals Essentials Introduces a New Tardiness Prevention Program Called 'Timing is Everything'. Students who chronically come late to school disrupt the learning environment for the other students; they require more clerical work for the school's office staff and, most importantly, cost teaching time for everyone. In fact, the more time a student is late or absent from class has a direct effect on a school's achievement and academic performance on standardized tests. There is a direct correlation between chronic school tardiness and later chronic tardiness in the workforce.
Teenage students are very sensitive to 'fairness' issues and will notice if you apply rules to students but not teachers. Students will also notice if your school is not keeping track of tardiness. So let them know that you care and are aware when it comes to them being late or absent from class. If your students see that if being late or missing a few minute s of class only means missing 'chat time' with their friends than they won't see the point in being on time. So make sure to start classes and lesson plans on time, every time to prevent this from becoming a regular habit. Chronic tardiness, like school violence, can also be a form of rebellious behavior, signaling a problem at home or 'bullying' in school. So find out what is causing the student to be late before punishing or reprimanding them. Then address the problem accordingly with family counseling and implementing positive behavior support (PBS) strategies.
It is vitally important to establish good attendance habits now, for your students' future career success
September 17, 2009
Principals Essentials, Inc. is an innovative company specializing in highly effective motivational products for the educational and academic communities. Our principle goal is to encourage middle and secondary students to get serious about their education by staying in school and improving their academic performance to benefit themselves and society. The company was founded by Joe Lawrence in 2009 and is located in New York.