I wonder if you are missing two professional development tools available at no cost to SAM team members? 

The weekly Marshall Memo and the monthly Main Idea are yours for the asking.  No charge.  Both are free if you are doing the SAM process with efficacy.

Kim Marshall, the nation’s preeminent authority on teacher supervision and evaluation, provides a weekly summary of the best articles in education and school leadership. This Reader’s Digest approach provides an easy way to stay current and decide on articles to read more thoroughly.  Kim provides both a summary and a link to the actual articles.  You will also have access to a website giving access to all articles ever featured in the Marshall Memo.

Jenn David Lang produces the monthly Main Idea.  She summarizes a book on leadership or education each month and provides activities and guides you can use in staff and PLC meetings.  You will also have access to her website giving you access to all books she has summarized in The Main Idea.

You are eligible to receive The Marshall Memo and The Main Idea if you are a SAM or school leader using TimeTrack every day.  Simply complete the forms here: