Celebrating a New School Year.
All of our students are involved in this event. Guests learn from our children as they explain their leadership habits to the community. The results are that students have a voice and their voices are heard! They are changing their world. Common Core State Standards expect students to develop 21st Century Skills. What better venue than … More Celebrating Students’ Leadership with the Theme “If I Could Change the World”
What if every child could be celebrated for their successes? When children are celebrated for their work, they have a public victory. The world is a rainbow of beautiful opportunities for them. “Celebration of Learning” is about children. They celebrate their year of learning; sharing their portfolios, their art, and their music! What if every … More What if every child could be publicly celebrated for their successes?
“Education doesn’t need to be reformed—it needs to be transformed. The key is not to standardize education but to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” Ken Robinson From my perspective… The … More Quote: From Ken Robinson
These are examples of student-led leadership projects that display minds-on learning! Children take ownership of learning when they understand the purpose or the learning and have a choice in how they can demonstrate mastery. … More Science Night–Empowering every student to lead and to learn
How can schools transform to achieve 21st century results? Relationships must be examined first. I had the great honor of hearing Roland Barth speak one 2007 summer day at Harvard. He talked about the importance of the school’s culture. His words resonated in my head. As a coach, I had worked in hundreds of … More Leading Together
As a school principal, I have had the distinguished honor of working with an incredible team of talented teachers that have exuberant energy and have profoundly transformed learning for our school community. In order to transform learning, we aligned our beliefs, our actions and our language. The idea is simple but requires shifting our paradigm … More Hello world!