Should principals return to classrooms to update their ideas?

12/5/2012 | Blogging through the Fourth Dimension blog

Educator Pernille Ripp in this blog post considers whether principals should have limited leadership terms before being sent temporarily back to the classroom to refresh their knowledge of teaching. Ripp first thought of the idea when noting how her own practices -- and ideas about education -- have changed significantly during the five years she has been in the classroom. "After all, there are only so many conferences, articles, discussions you can experience and even those will never add up to more classroom experience," she writes.

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