Star City Saskatchewan Superstars

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

Make Memories – Bribe Students To Go To A Game

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

Project Planning Sheets For Student Leadership Ease Advisor Anxiety

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

Whiteboard Declarations of Optimism

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

Study Buddytastic! Sr. Leadership students act as buddies for Elementary students

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

Can A Short Note In A School Locker Make A Difference? Yes!!

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!!

Give Up Something Good For Something Better

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