Weekly Update – 2/19/19

Feel Good February for Staff Glenn Gualtierri, MEMSPA Outstanding Practicing Principal There is much talk these days about wellness and tending to the needs of the “whole child”. Much merit should be given to this notion and the benefits of it. When planning for the wellness needs of students, I invite you to consider the needs of your staff, as …

Legislative Update – 2/15/19

State of the State Address Sets The Tone for 2019-2020 Session Governor Whitmer delivered her first State of the State address this past Tuesday, laying out a broad vision of her priorities going forward and unofficially kicking off the new legislative session. As expected, the Governor focused primarily on her desire to address what she termed as crises in school …

Staff Resources

Get Your Head in the Game! Inspirational Videos for Staff The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor Ted Talk The Power of Vulnerability – Brene Brown Pep Talk to Teachers and Students! – Kid President First Week of School Stress – Gerry Brooks Lollipop Moment – Drew Dudley Every Kid Needs a Champion – Rita Pearson World Without Teachers First Follower: …

Weekly Update – 12/4/18

Growing In The Middle Carmen Maring, MEMSPA Middle Level Chair Welcome to December friends! With the change in season comes a final push to the end of 2018. Often times this last month can get crazy and we can lose sight of our purpose in the culture of more, more, more. I listened to a podcast recently (Happier by Gretchen …

Weekly Update – 11/27/2018

Taking Care of Yourself… Syndee Malek, MEMSPA Associate Executive Director For those who know me well…you know I am a self-help junkie! I follow/stalk the Brene’ and Oprah’s of the world. A little over 12 years ago, life came to a screeching halt and the importance of living became a priority. What really gets me though is how life had …

Weekly Update – 11/20/2018

Leading with a Thankful Heart Paul Liabenow, MEMSPA Executive Director As the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches I have been reflecting on 2018, challenges and successes. I am amazed at the speed that change has occurred in K-12 education in just 6 years and know that much of it is needed but perhaps not all. The major reforms that have been implemented …