MMSA Summer Institute 2016 featuring Anthony Muhammad

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"Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap"

June 29th, 2016 (Lakeville, MN)

Dr. Anthony Muhammad is one of the most sought after educational consultants in North America and is recognized as one of the field’s leading experts in the areas of school culture and organizational climate.  His work has allowed him to work with schools in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Workshop Synopsis

This workshop will explore the connection between personal and institutional mindsets and academic achievement gaps.  The issue of inequality in student learning outcomes has been studied and debated for many years, but this workshop will seek to establish that the primary culprit in the fight to overcome the achievement gap is our thinking.

  • Understand the true meaning and value of school culture
  • Understand the power of mindsets and their influence on educator effectiveness
  • Understand how to shift from damaging mindsets (Superiority and Inferiority) to high levels efficacy (Liberation mindset)

Contact Information



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Overcoming the Achievement Gap PowerPoint Presentation


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Ashlee Pfau from Buffalo Community Middle School is this year's MMSA essay contest winner. The theme of the contest was "Ignite". Ashlee's essay will be featured in the MMSA state conference booklet and she win's $100. Thank you to all the students who sent in entries from around the state.

Minnesota Twins Perfect Attendance Incentive

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The Minnesota Twins recognize that good performance in school begins with good attendance and they’re excited to team up with Minnesota Middle School Association to create the Perfect Attendance Incentive Program.  We’ve had a great experience for many years and this year’s program was the best ever! The Twins recognized 74 students who had perfect attendance during the 2015-16 school year! Watch the video of our middle school students enjoying the game!

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Perfect Attendance Program!

Read on for more information.  Follow this link to register!


For more information contact:

Chris Bussmann, Principal
Levi P. Dodge Middle School
Farmington, MN 55024

Dare To Care: Those Who Inspire!

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Every day throughout our experiences in middle schools we are inspired by those very special people who impact others in meaningful ways. These remarkable people come in the form of students, teachers, teams, administrators, educational assistants, custodians, media specialists, and essentially anyone you can imagine! The Minnesota Middle School Association wants to recognize these caring individuals for "Daring to Care"!


Follow this link to nominate someone!

"Inspire, Challenge, Celebrate!"

The mission of the MMSA is to connect a community of educators to support and develop middle level education.

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