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Keith Howell
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How do you foster a positive learning environment?
School starts Tuesday!!!!  As we look forward to meeting our students it is important to start the year strong, creating positive and long lasting relations with our students.  From my experience, students will have more success if they feel loved, importan...

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Welcome Back!!!!
Only a couple weeks away from students returning. It has been great to see and talk with so many colleagues who are ready to get the year started. As this new year begins, take time to reconnect and develop positive relationship with your colleagues, famil...

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Summer Slide
Summer is a time to relax and enjoy some lazy days filled with swimming, family trips, backyard barbecues, and pool parties!  Unfortunately, summer can also be a time when learning decreases for many students and the proverbial 'summer slide' can take place...

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Family Reading - post from Mach 2016
During March, Reading Month in Michigan is celebrated! S chools all over the state, along with  State Superintendent, Brian Whiston , and our very own @GPSchools will be focused on planning literacy-related activities to motivate children and sustain positi...

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Happy New Year 2017
Happy New Year!!!  I hope everyone enjoyed a well deserved holiday break with family and friends. As educators return to school it is always good to review our intentional plans for sustaining a positive learning environment.   “A quality teacher-student re...

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Reflection 2017
The conclusion of another calendar year is always a great time to celebrate successes while reflecting on how to improve our craft as we make resolutions for 2017.  Educators continually reflect on the effectiveness of district and school improvement plans,...

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Tips for Conferences
When I was a principal, conferences were among my favorite times of the year!  Time after time, they reaffirmed a key belief that I hold: our teachers are great!  As parents were leaving the building, many would stop by my office to give accolades about our...

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Goal Setting
The administrative team is in the
process of using the School ADvance Administrator Evaluation System to set
goals and reflect on progress throughout the school year. We have formative and
summative rubrics to guide our work along with an overall framework ...

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Welcome Back!!!
Summer is a great time to reflect and become rejuvenated to start a new school year.  We hope you all had an amazing summer.  No doubt, you are excited to meet your students and reconnect with colleagues!  This is the time of year when the proverbial slate ...

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Quality #finishstrong
There are only 13 days of school left in the school year.  The weather is AWESOME, which leads to the inevitable:  thoughts of Summer Vacation!  Kids are more interested in recess this time of year rather than producing quality work.  I hear many teachers t...
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