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MASSP Membership = Value

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From the President

by Mark Palmer
St. Johns High School Principal
MASSP President 2009-10

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The Un-Forgotten Middle--Secondary Educators Respond

Summer Retreat ParticipantsA Collaborative Story
by Summer Retreat Participants*

Thirty-two educators, representing both the middle level and high school, met during the Summer Retreat to review the report The Forgotten Middle and offer their response to the ACT research study. During the lively discussion, the participants reviewed the Executive Summary and offered their own thoughts about the report findings.

Major Finding of the Unforgotten Middle Study

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Senior Behavior Contracts

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?

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Another Graduation, You Know What that Means?

By Dave Barry
MASSP President

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Three Minute Classroom Walk Through Training

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.