The Professional Studies Committee of the Connecticut Association of Schools is accepting applications for "exemplary teaming practice" status. [more]
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM PLAN TIME SURVEY RESULTS
Results of the Survey On Team Planning Time [more]
SAVE THE DATE - THE BREAKTHROUGH COACH IS RETURNING
Want to work less, play more, and still get the job done in a normal week? [more]
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CREATES PRINCIPAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The NASSP and NAESP are pleased to announce that, at the urging of their two national organizations, the US Department of Education has begun the creation of the Principal Ambassador Fellowship Program. [more]
SDE OFFERS MATH/SCIENCE TEACHER LEADERSHIP ACADEMIES FOR ALL LEVELS
Have you spent your summer thinking about how you can prepare your students for the new NCLB state assessments in science and mathematics? [more]
EXEMPLARY SCHOOL CLIMATE PRACTICES RECOGNITION
The Professional Studies Committee of the Connecticut Association of Schools is accepting applications for "exemplary school climate practices" status. [more]
TEENS SING OUT ON RISKY BEHAVIOR
Partnering with the Connecticut Association of Schools and the Connecticut Radio Network and CTnow.com, the Connecticut Department of Public Health asked middle school students to write song lyrics or poetry expressing their concerns about teen sex and other risky behavior. [more]
Raising a Spirit-ed Young Adolescent (and Your Spirits, too)
by Margaret Sagarese and Charlene C. Giannetti
Do you ever feel like a failure as a parent?
Your easygoing daughter or good-natured son of yesteryear has morphed into a disrespectful rebel. He storms into his room every time you question him She cries every time you tell her no. You know that children are supposed to change as they grow, but now you worry. What lies ahead: the principal's office, the psychologist's couch, the drug treatment center, the hospital emergency room, or the county jail?
Today's parents push the panic button faster than any generation in history. They judge themselves failures, (and their adolescents as well) too quickly. Why? The world is a scarier place. Our expectations are higher than ever before. Neither parent nor child can measure up to the current popular standards. It's high time for a different measuring stick. [Click Here To Download The Complete Article].
A video production by the CAS Middle Level Professional Studies Committee, suitable for Student Orientations, Parent/Teacher Meetings, Board of Education Presentations and Open Houses is available now to member schools for $20 and non-member schools for $25 (plus $5 shipping).
The 16 minute video addresses:
The early adolescent
Standards and Achievements
Interdisciplinary teaching and learning
...and much more.
To order send your name, shipping address and check or purchase order to CAS Middle School Video, 30 Realty Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410.
"YOUR MIDDLE LEVEL SCHOOL"
A Guide for Parents
A handout for Student Orientations, Parent/Teacher Meetings and Open House Presentations is available now to member schools for $15 per bundle of 50 and non-member schools for $20 per bundle of 50 (plus $5 shipping).
This 8-panel brochure answers many of the most common questions that parents ask about middle schools and early adolescent students. Direct and to the point, it is an inexpensive follow-up to your orientation programs, open house presentations or parent conferences.
To order send your name, shipping address and check or purchase order to CAS Middle School Parent Brochure, 30 Realty Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410.