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What MESPA is Thankful For This Year

by Jon Millerhagen, MESPA Executive Director Dear MESPA members, Happy Thanksgiving! At this time of year, I like to reflect on what I’m thankful for here at MESPA. The biggest thing I’m thankful for, of course, is all of you. … Continue reading

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12 Things School Leaders Should Stop Doing Today

by Institute 2018 Keynote Speaker Jimmy Casas This guest blog was originally posted at https://jimmycasas.com/blog/. Reposted with permission from the author. A couple of weeks ago I was part of a group discussion where a building principal shared that he … Continue reading

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2 Minutes to Better Relationships with Your Most At-Risk Students

There is much pride in the role of being an elementary school principal. There are many different hats to wear throughout the day and many different kinds of people to work with. One of my favorite aspects of the job … Continue reading

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Minnesota Humanities Center Conference

Blog Post paid for by the Minnesota Humanities Center The Minnesota Humanities Center is taking applications for the Educator Institute, held in St. Paul the week of June 25–30. Administrators, please encourage a team from your building to attend this … Continue reading

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Leading Literacy Classroom Visits

Literacy leaders know the importance of understanding literacy learning and effective instructional practices in order to support their teachers and students. Educational leaders need a system to collect and analyze timely information about literacy instructional practices and how students engage … Continue reading

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The Danger of Never Being “Done”

One of the significant stressors of being an educator is that we never get to be “done.” There is always something more we can do. When was the last time you heard an educator say, “That’s it. Finished! There isn’t … Continue reading

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Welcome to the MESPA Advocate blog

Last year many of the articles in the Advocate focused on technology. It became apparent that these messages would be better shared through technology — MESPA needed to listen to its contributors and join the digital age of communication! Tom Cawcutt, … Continue reading

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