The Main Idea

Introducing a New Benefit for Members: THE MAIN IDEA

The Pennsylvania Principals Association is providing you with a subscription to THE MAIN IDEA — a service for busy educational leaders. Welcome!

For a year, you will receive monthly summaries via email (on the 20th – 22nd of each month) of important new education books along with WORKSHOP IDEAS you can use with staff. (Below are the links to view on your phone or other device.)


Looking to read about a different topic this month?

I don’t expect everyone to be up for reading the book I summarize each month. That’s why I not only keep all 150 previous book summaries on my database, but I make them easily accessible.

  • You can search for a book by a topic you’re interested in.

There are over 100 topics such as student engagement, difficult conversations, 21st century skills, school culture, leading change, and MUCH MUCH MORE — go to my PAST BOOK TITLES page

  • You can look at my suggested “must-read” books on the popular topics below: COACHING TEACHERS, IMPROVING TEAMS, EQUITY, etc.

***Remember to use the new password “schoolyear”!