Do you have a long commute to work or do you prefer to listen rather than read? Well then the new MASSP podcast series is perfect for you! Podcasts can be downloaded and listened to on your desktop, tablet, iPad and even on your cell phone at your convenience. We will use the podcast format for legislative and MDE updates and also to interview colleagues who have information to share with the membership. We are also planning to interview Principals in the field who are doing great things to share ideas and celebrate success.
Our friends and colleagues that run #COLchat are hosting a really great blended conference opportunity on Saturday, September 26th at the Swartz Creek Performing Arts Center. This is their second year doing a @COLchat2Action event. They are excited to have representatives from a number of great chats (#MASSPchat #michED #MEMSPAchat #mschat & #resiliencechat) joining the conference to talk about being connected educators and building cultures of learning. At this "blended” conference there will be a combination of breakout sessions as well as some #edcamp sessions.
#MASSPchat is back from summer vacation starting Monday, August 3rd from 8-9pm. Our first chat will focus around “getting the school year off to a great start.” Future chats will be moderated by: MASSP staff, members of the MASSP Board of Directors and MASSP Members – we will also have special guest moderators on occasion. Join us to expand your professional learning network (PLN) and to make connections with colleagues!
The Topic: Getting the School Year off to a Great Start!
Recently, MASSP's own Wendy Zdeb-Roper wrote an article based on the Stephen Covey quote, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” (you can read that article here) As we start a new school year let’s talk about the main thing, how to maintain that focus as well as sharing plans for the start of the year.
Summer is always when I have my healthiest work/life balance. It gives me a chance to reconnect with family and friends and to focus on both my physical and mental health. I value having time to think, plan and reflect, which is often a challenge during the busyness of the school year. As I was doing some professional reading I came across one of my favorite Stephen Covey quotes, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” Seems like that should be simple enough but in fact it is often the biggest challenge.