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)

Select this link for the registration form.


Select this link for the Lakeville on-line registration form.

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 54 students who had perfect attendance during the 2014-15 school year!

BREAKING NEWS! Follow this link for those schools participating in the Twins Perfect Attendance Program!

For more information contact:

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

Minnesota Twins Perfect Attendance Letter

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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