Written by Marshall Perkins, ML Central Representative, Principal of Holt Junior High School and MASSP Middle Level Representative - Central Region
It is already October- so how are your classroom observations going?
The Michigan Legislature is out until at least mid-November and they have yet to pass new educator evaluation legislation (HB 5223-24). Where does this leave schools? MASSP has put together a one-page summary on where educator evaluation policy stands as of the beginning of October 2014. We break down the policy AND FUNDING situation as well as provide a timeline for implementation over the next two years, so districts can plan ahead as much as possible and avoid getting caught up short when HB 5223-24 pass in November or December.
The benefits of providing strong student activities programs stretch far beyond the scope of holding successful homecomings, proms, and fundraisers for your student body. The ripple effect that student leadership programs create generate waves of change in all areas of significance to any educational institution.
The school year is off to a great start and it is the perfect time for you to focus a couple of days on your own professional learning. As the demands of the principalship increase you need to sharpen your saw as the instructional leader of the building. This year’s Principal's Summit has a wide variety of sessions and learning opportunities along with options to network and share with colleagues. Make the time to join us and be a learner!