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Being a principal and a school leaders means being in perpetual improvement mode – you’re not merely leading a school, you’re leading learning. That’s why Principals’ Seminar believes learning with other principals in an online book study is one of the best ways stay abreast of educational trends, challenges, and leadership strategies.

What is an Online Book Study for Principals?

It’s a discussion board within Principals’ Club that provides a focused space for principals and educational leaders to meet and discuss one book each month.

The most important features of the the online book study are:

  • Focused on one book per month.
  • Weekly online collaboration on a discussion board.
  • Paced across one month with a new discussion prompt each week.
  • Carefully curated selection of books that aren’t often noticed in educational trends.

And, for 2021, the online book studies are free!

Sign up for a book study.

Essential Books for Principals to Read

Not ready to jump into a collaborative book study with other principals? That’s okay.

Here are a few essential books for principals to read. Each book has shaped, in some way, the way organizational leaders approach their work.

Bold Leadership

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts by Brené Brown

Brené Brown is the leadership guru that we’ve been waiting for. With her approachable style and her honest storytelling, Brown has the unique ability to inspire with the truth. In Dare to Lead, she lays out four skill sets that are, in her words, “100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable.”

Challenging Status Quo

Relentless: Changing Lives by Disrupting the Educational Norm by Hamish Brewer

Brewer, a National Distinguished Principal®, is on a mission of “total passion and purpose.” His no-holds-barred approach to placing love at the center of the practice will empower children to overcome adversity and create a better future for themselves.

Campus Improvement and Strategy

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins

As an administrator, it’s common to lose your way at times. Collins’ classic book can help an administrator get to the heart of what’s important. Best of all, he addresses how to get even your grumpiest faculty member on board.

How to join an online book study for principals from Principals' Seminar.
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Join Us in a Collaborative Book Study

Running a school is no easy task. Principals and administrators can run themselves ragged with the amount of details and challenges that need to be navigated.

Often the job is filled with isolation or feelings of self-doubt.

Plus, you can waste hours of precious time scouring the internet for information and answers – that’s why a curated program of professional learning is priceless!

An online book study with Principals’ Seminar is a collaborative space where you can connect with other school leaders on your own time.

We’d love to have you join us today!

It’s free to join.
Online Book Study

Collaborating with other school leaders in a book study is one of the easiest ways to expand your skills and leadership mindsets.

Matt Foster


"I help people discover new perspectives." Matt is an educational creator, writer, business owner, certified teacher, certified principal, and sailor. He is CEO of TeamTom Education LLC and co-founder here at Principals' Seminar.

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