I had the privilege of visiting four Saskatchewan schools in four days during my Spring Break with the CSLA Horizons tour. Our first stop was in Tisdale, SK, home of Brent Butt. (I'm a big Corner Gas fan) I had given my presentation and was just starting on lunch. The room was full, couldn't see … Continue reading Star City Saskatchewan Superstars
Last Friday we had a ton of Gr. 10 Leadership students come out to see our Jr. Girls basketball team beat Bishop Carroll 74-57. This took some effort on their part because it was on a Friday night and not at our school. What got them there? I bribed them. I offered them double points … Continue reading Make Memories – Bribe Students To Go To A Game
Green Sheets The stress that a Student Leadership advisor feels can be pretty intense right before a big student project, activity, pep rally etc. Quality project planning sheets can ease that stress. Attached are the planning sheets we use at Centennial for all our projects. We print them off on green paper and call them … Continue reading Project Planning Sheets For Student Leadership Ease Advisor Anxiety
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
Secret Service Project As the school year ends it gets tough to come up with meaningful activities for our Leadership classes. Running activities for the school are not very successful. The Canadian Student Leadership Association shared a great idea on their Leader's Edge Facebook Page. It is called the Secret Service project featured on the … Continue reading Secret Service Leadership !?
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?
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