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 (on the 20th – 22nd of each month) of important new education books along with WORKSHOP IDEAS you can use with staff.

Click this link for a recent book summary, From Burnt Out to Fired Up, with ideas to reinvigorate your staff. If you would like a PPT workshop that goes with this, please request it here.

Click on the links provided for information on the most recent book: “The Art of Gathering”

YOUR PASSWORD for PAST BOOK SUMMARIES AND WORKSHOPS: New password is “schoolyear”

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”!

Enjoy some reading!