High School Principals' Newsletter
How's it Going?
Revisiting goals lets your staff know that you have not forgotten, or let them forget your target for the year. You help to make them and yourself accountable for what you said in the fall. It also helps you and your staff make mid-course corrections if the pace or the target is not being reached.
"So, how's it going?"
Have you been reading about Fixed and Growth Mindsets?
Here is a great info-video that illustrates the difference between
Fixed and Growth Mindsets.
View it Yourself
View it with Your Staff
View it with Your Students
View it with Your Parents
What would happen if students knew about this?
What would happen if parents knew about this?
Must-Watch Video Of The Day: New RSA Animation Of Carol Dweck Talk
I, and many others, always look forward to the infrequent release of an RSA Animated talk. They are visualizations of talks given by…
"To succeed best, leaders must severely limit their focus to the most effective actions and repeatedly—even obsessively—clarify their expectations around those actions. If we can simplify (and, in the process, demystify) effective school leadership, we will multiply the number and proportion of ordinary people who become effective leaders."
Check out Mike Schmoker's new book, Leading with Focus: Elevating the Essentials for School and District Improvement. You can read the introduction and Chapter 1 here.
Spring 2016-Testing Schedule Update
Quick Facts to Know about Spring Assessment Changes:
2. Removal of classroom activities in both ELA and Math
3. There is no longer a grade 11 ELA and Math M-STEP, MDE will use the SAT for 11th grade ELA and Math accountability
School Improvement Key Dates to Remember:
School System Review (SSR) OR Interim Self-Assessment or Self Assessment
DUE March 18
School Improvement Plan (SIP)
DUE September 1
District System Review (DSR) OR District Interim Self Assessment or Self Assessment
DUE April 22
Assessment Links and Updates
MDE Link to all Things M-STEP
Update from Office of Assessment & Accountability