I love the Toronto Raptors. I live in Calgary and have been fortunate enough to attend some of their games. With a good game that place can get rocking. You walk in and people are wearing Raptors Jerseys. They have an awesome video introduction before the game. Banners, pictures, and displays make everything all about … Continue reading Looks Like the Raptors, Sounds Like the Raptors, Feels Like the Raptors – visualizing and creating great events and activities
Freedom Writers Graphic Assignment You have chosen a movie or video to show your class. You have picked something that you are pretty sure they haven't seen and hopefully will enjoy and learn something from. You start the movie or video and then as you look across the class you see many students embraced by … Continue reading Fight the in class cell phone glow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA Turns out my Student Leaders are very optimistic about the world and they love to draw on the white board. Here is how it worked. First I showed the Lost Generation clip from YouTube. It starts off seeming like a very negative video but changes half way through to be very positive. The link … Continue reading Whiteboard Declarations of Optimism
This is my friend Braeden. He is a Leadership superstar at Centennial. He is also one of the most positive people I know. He was wearing this shirt the other day and I had to take a picture. I love the idea of a Thumbs Up Thursday. Say yes to all the good things in … Continue reading Thumbs Up Thursdays
Centennial High School has partnered with Samuel Shaw Middle School, one of our feeder schools, to run a Study Buddy program. Our Gr. 11 and 12 Leadership students meet once a week with Gr. 5 or 6 Students at S Shaw. This is the fifth year the program has been running. Last month when we … Continue reading Study Buddytastic! Sr. Leadership students act as buddies for Elementary students
At our retreat this year we asked our students the question - "Are you a Leadership Kid or a kid taking Leadership?" A Leadership Kid shows up for the lunch time activity. A kid taking leadership class asks if they have to be there because that is their free time. A Leadership Kid shows up … Continue reading Leadership Kid or a kid taking Leadership class?
Sometimes an old Leadership idea has new and unexpected results. Our Gr. 10 Leadership class decided to take Mark Scharenbroich's idea of "The Stars Come Out" and make it into a St. Patrick's Day idea. We cut out 2000 green coyote paw prints and put every one of our staff and students names on their … Continue reading “I Exist!!!” The Stars (Pawprints) come out out at Centennail
Centennial H.S. Calgary has three Student Leadership classes each semester. These are a combination of our Gr. 10 or Sr. classes (gr. 11s and 12s). At the beginning of each semester we go away for a day with those classes to get to know each other better, receive leadership training, and set the direction for … Continue reading Retreat To Move Forward?!
A student came to me yesterday and asked if she could speak to me outside of class. As we went out she started to cry. Her grandfather had passed away the day before and that is why she was away from school. She wanted to tell me that when she came back that morning she … Continue reading Can A Short Note In A School Locker Make A Difference? Yes!!
As a leadership advisor / PE Teacher / Coach / Dad / Husband I am faced with many demands on my time. I am sure this sounds familiar to many of you. I returned from the Canadian Student Leadership Conference in Kelowna last week. For conference highlights check out my Twitter feed or Facebook page. … Continue reading Give Up Something Good For Something Better