Tree Frogs Can’t Jump – But Australian Hairy Frogs Sure Can Roll!

It turns out that tree frogs can’t jump.  Many years ago when I was a new Leadership teacher at Yale Secondary in Abbotsford BC the class came up with a great idea for a lunch activity.  We would have a frog jumping contest in the gym.  So the promotions began.  We gave the frogs the names Rufus and Max.  We put … Continue reading Tree Frogs Can’t Jump – But Australian Hairy Frogs Sure Can Roll!

Looks Like the Raptors, Sounds Like the Raptors, Feels Like the Raptors – visualizing and creating great events and activities

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

Fight the in class cell phone glow

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

Red and Green Holiday Challenge

Give the Red and Green challenge a try this holiday season.  If it is too late for this year maybe file it for next year.  This idea came from a Canadian Student Leadership Conference I attended but I have no idea which one. We invited all staff and students to participate.  You come to our … Continue reading Red and Green Holiday Challenge

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

#warriorpride?, at Centennial, Home Of The Coyotes??

I had the privilege of working with Henry Wisewood's Student Council last Friday.  They are preparing to host the Canadian Student Leadership Association's Horizons Conference on Oct. 15 and wanted to get ready for an amazing day. Surprise (not really), while sharing Centennial ideas with them I got some great ideas in return. Wisewood had … Continue reading #warriorpride?, at Centennial, Home Of The Coyotes??