High School Principals' Newsletter
Thank you for asking...
Simple questions about the work and lives that people do around us are impactful.
Sometimes I get so busy with my own agendas, I forget to ask questions that will cause me to value even more the work and impact that staff are making on teachers and students, and it all starts with a simple question!
Do you have hiring decisions to make this summer?
What isn't important? Grade point average and where the candidate went to school. Research has shown that GPA isn't that predictive of performance in the classroom.
Change up your interview questions to more scenario related questions. They suggest handing the candidate a set of student data and ask them to design an instructional plan that meets the child's needs or a set of classroom data and ask them how they design instruction to move students forward.
Demonstration Teaching Lessons are also very telling. Having students in to serve as the class and ask candidates to provide a mini lesson on a subject or content area. Use a rubric so all are being evaluated on the same areas.
It is extensive and time consuming to hire the wrong person. Everyone you hire, however, needs mentoring and coaching. No one comes perfect for the job so make sure that you have good processes in place to onboard all new employees.
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Around the State
School Improvement Conferences--Spring Regional Conferences
Engaging All Learners in the Continuous School Improvement Process.
Topics include: Assessment and Accountability; Newly Approved Science Standards; Title Funding and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); Continuous Planning and High Quality Monitoring; Utilizing AdvancED Tools for Accreditation and Continuous Improvement; Cultural Proficiency.
May 3-Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids
May 5-Wayne County Community College, Downriver Campus, Taylor
May 10-Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Saginaw
May 11-Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City
May 16-Van Buren Intermediate School District, Lawrence
May 19-Northern Michigan University, Marquette
Science PL for Administrators
PL@N A-2: Develop comprehensive multi-year plans for supporting the transition to Framework aligned instruction. *Prerequisite: must have completed A-1. - June 6.