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#MASSPchat - Mid-Year Check-In

The Topic:
It's the end of January…exams are done and we are half way through the year. How is your school progressing on school improvement goals? How are your teachers moving toward the goals they set at the beginning of the year? Are you making strides toward your personal goals? What gets monitored gets done – lets check in.

The Questions:

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Aspiring to the Principalship Coming Soon!

Why did you go into administration? When you reflect on this question, many of us were fortunate to have the encouragement of a mentor who told us we had "Principal potential." Building administration is a tough gig – we need to help grow the profession by identifying and supporting staff members who have the potential to lead. To this end, MASSP has designed a great one-day, Saturday session to help those interested in Principal positions to prepare for the interview process. This one-day workshop is coming up on February 10.

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#MASSPchat - Picture This!

The Topic:
One of the things I love about my job is that I get to visit schools and ISDs around the State. I enjoy seeing the innovative and creative things being done and I often tweet pictures which get a lot of likes and re-tweets. So this week is an opportunity to share pictures from your school of great things that are happening with different topics each day. I'm really looking forward to seeing what all of you have to share!

The Questions:

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#MASSPchat - Gym Season

The gym season is well underway…its the time of year where middle level and high school Administrators spend many nights and weekends supervising a wide array of events. During #MASSPchat we generally focus on instructional leadership topics, but this week let's talk about some management items that you are likely to consumed with: athletic events, dances, band concerts and student council activities.

The Questions:

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Plan Ahead for Your Professional Growth

Your students and staff are gone for the summer and you finally have time to breathe! We hope you are taking some well deserved time off and recharging with friends and family. But we also know that this is the time of year when many building leaders finally have a chance to look forward at the next school year and start to plan.