On Monday, July 13th, MASSP was pleased to have been included in a research project by Achieve and Education Trust. These two major players in national educational standards were visiting Michigan to interview different players regarding the obstacles to the implementation of the Michigan Merit Curriculum. Joining them was Sir Michael Barber, founder and former head of Tony Blair’s Delivery Unit in the UK.
A Big Thanks to Donna, Angel, Misty, Diane, Jim and the rest of the MASSP crew for putting together a great Summer Conference. For all of Region One members who were able to attend, A Big Thanks also for taking time to go. Region One members, keep October 4, 5, 6 open for the Annual Fall Convention and December 2 and 3 open for our Fall meeting. Thanks again everyone, Have a safe and restful summer.
At MASSP, we've been talking a lot about what secondary school principals need in order to both be and feel prepared for the next two years. The winds of change, they are a blowin' and principals are at the crux of it all. This holiday weekend, I was wondering how can MASSP liberate you from at least some of that stress?
As a secondary school principal, what is it that you really need to know and how would you like to learn about it? We want to focus time and energies on what is going to serve you best. Post a response! We're listening!
Does anyone have any Senior Behavior contracts that are implemented at the beginng of the school year emphasizing infractions that may lead to the loss of senior priveldges IE: senior picnic, prom or even commenncement participation?
Carolyn Downey's book The Three Minute Classroom Walk-Through: changing School Supervisory Practice One Teacher at a Time provided a strong foundation to getting into classrooms more frequently, separate from the traditional classroom observation.
Our group recommends that you start with the end of the book, last two chapters, then return to the beginning. Philosophically, the original order of the book is all right, but practically speaking the end cleared some things up enabling us to practice what was being suggested with greater ease.