Alexandria, VA (10/21/2013)—ASCD announced today the release of Short on Time, a short-format ASCD Arias™ publication that answers the crucial question, how do I make time to lead and learn as a principal?

Written by school leadership expert and award-winning former principal William Sterrett, this 48-page publication provides direct advice on how to effectively manage time and priorities, maximize learning, and foster collaborative growth at any school.

Readers will explore how to
Communicate about the work of the school to key constituents,
Maximize instructional time, and
Cultivate professional growth at the school.

Administrators will walk away from this timely follow-up to Sterrett’s book Insights into Action: Successful School Leaders Share What Works ready to master the schedule, make meetings efficient, and communicate effectively.

“The way people read is changing, and time management is an ongoing concern for all of us,” said ASCD Publisher Richard Papale. “ASCD Arias was developed with this challenge in mind. Each publication addresses a crucial ‘How do I’ question that keeps educators up at night by providing fast answers from experienced educators, thought leaders, and researchers, while leveraging the brevity of short format.”

ASCD Arias contains original, standalone content that can be read in one sitting and immediately applied to practice. Visit to learn more.

About the Author

William Sterrett is an educational leadership faculty member and program coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. A former principal and teacher, he is the author of the 2011 ASCD book Insights into Action.

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Contact Information

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