August 17 Edition

AWSA Update

Leading Through Adversity: You as an Agent of Hope

As we return to school and continue leading through this unique moment in time, our ability to demonstrate hope in our own lives and build such capacity in others will be a key difference in the amount of positive influence we can generate.  Research is clear that hope is not some starry-eyed distraction but rather an asset that can be both measured and used as one of the best predictors of future wellbeing.  It turns out that hope, at its essence, is a way of thinking, which means that hope is something that can be taught and grown.  Therefore, in a time when so many continue to struggle, has the cultivation of hope ever been more important? Read more here.

The Traveling Administrator

A leader of two different buildings shares advice on how to avoid becoming a jack of all trades and a master of none when you are a leader between more than one building. Read more here.

The Seven Proficiencies

This is the first in a series of articles on how one high school has successfully improved student literacy.  The series will highlight the seven proficiencies that are at the heart of their success. Read more here.

Communication Templates Re. Monkeypox Available

On August 4, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared monkeypox a public health emergency.  AWSA's communication partner, The Donovan Group, has developed communication templates regarding Monkeypox for your use.

Best Practices to Truancy Reduction

Although attendance concerns have risen as students and school systems have been impacted by the pandemic, collaborations focused on truancy reduction between youth serving systems have led to innovative youth-centered problem-solving and more robust continuums of support. School communities around Wisconsin have taken various approaches to promoting high attendance rates and working with students and families when students are chronically absent. Read more here.

2022 Elementary Principals’ Convention: Registration is Open

The 2022 Elementary Principals’ Convention will feature sessions by Zaretta Hammond, Rick Wormeli, high-impact school leaders, and AWSA thought leaders. Register today for this fantastic learning opportunity October 12-14, 2022!