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

Enjoy The Great Moments – In Leadership and Life

School start up is always crazy and hard to explain to someone who isn't a teacher.  In the rush of a million things to get done I asked my Sr. Leadership class (gr. 11s and 12s) to get the September birthdays up ASAP.  For almost 10 years now we display all the names (first name … Continue reading Enjoy The Great Moments – In Leadership and Life

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

“I Exist!!!” The Stars (Pawprints) come out out at Centennail

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

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

It Snows Sept. 9 ??? Make Snowmen!

On Sept. 9 Calgary woke up to about 3 inches of snow.  I may live in the Great White North but this was too much!  We had our Leadership kickoff retreat happening that day.  One of the activities that day was happening on the field.  So we adjusted.  If it snows, make snowmen!  Something that … Continue reading It Snows Sept. 9 ??? Make Snowmen!