I am on a Gondola full of people ready to descend. It is dark and we can see so many beautiful lights in the valley below. Unexpectedly, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond starts to play, and everyone sings along … You never know when a Leadership lesson presents itself. My family was visiting Palm Springs and decided to … Continue reading Sweet Caroline on a Gondola – an unexpected Leadership lesson
Ugh!!! Covid drags on. In Calgary and most of Alberta we are back to online school the last two weeks with at least two more to go. My guess is students may be out the rest of the school year. Alberta has the highest Covid positivity rate in North America. Feels like there is no … Continue reading May The 4th Be With You
"I enjoyed the virtual pep rally very much. Please pass on my congratulations to your kids (and you, of course) for a spectacular job! Felt like a regular school!" Centennial Staff Member Centennial has a tradition of running one big Pep Rally every December. No assemblies allowed due to Covid so that was a no … Continue reading Virtual Pep Rally Primer
In Covid times we are all looking for wins. I had three this last week.
"I was bored and made 125 3D snowflakes"
Last Wednesday as my Grade 11 & 12 Leadership students came into class I discovered that 1/3 of them were absent. I open up the attendance program to find that most of them are now on a 14 day quarantine. In Alberta if a positive case is found to have been in the school all the students and staff that were … Continue reading Covid Fatigue – Tired of the Mask etc.
First - Why I love being a Leadership Advisor – 2 wins for me this past week Vanessa – In the middle of one of my morning classes Vanessa came for a visit. I was in the middle of a lesson but could tell she really wanted to talk to me. I waved her in. She … Continue reading A Worm For You – Magic Wiggle Worm Wednesday
Last week was tough. I was supposed to be in Yorkton SK for CSLC 2020 (Canadian Student Leadership Conference). Instead I’ve got a mask on my face and trying to figure out a Leadership program in Covid times. I am grateful to be back and with kids. But I was missing the energy, enthusiasm, ideas, … Continue reading CSLC Withdrawal – Missing My Crew Means Ideas For You
April 30, 2020 1 month into Covid Emergency Online Education 7 AM – in my basement – ready to start my morning workout before heading to the computer Hating life and missing what we are no longer doing at school – Rockathon – Alberta Student Leadership Conference – Leadership Grad – being with my classes I push … Continue reading Relentless – Stronger Than Resilient
My Leadership 10 class is finishing off our weekly Google Meet class. At this point we have been out of school for two months. At the end I give them what I call the five minute free for all. Everyone can unmute their microphones and say whatever they want. It can get a little chaotic but a … Continue reading Pillow Balancing on Google Meet – School Culture Matters