Carolyn, Cheryl, and myself had a great learning experience at our meetings in Jasper and enjoyed the Speed of Trust session. I have been a part of several Covey sessions and they always have something of value that we can not only share with our colleagues, but also with our students. I really believe the following:
In a high-trust society there’s more for everyone. We have more options and opportunities. We interact with less friction, resulting in greater speed and lower cost.” Stephen Covey
Here is what my schedule looks like:
- Monday – All day at Forest Green. (Student assembly at 1 pm)
- Tuesday – Technology Meeting with Central Office (AM). Following the Forest Green School Council meeting, Lesley, Corre, and myself will be presenting on “Learning and Sharing” for the Parkland Council of School Councils (COSC) group. Feel free to join us!
- Wednesday – Community B Meetings at Central Office (AM). I will be at Forest Green in the afternoon.
- Thursday – I will be taking a personal day to go work with school administrators and superintendents in the Calgary area on the “Networked Educational Leader“.
- Friday – All day at Forest Green but I will be visiting CFL at some point during the day.
Here are some articles/links that I would like to share with you this week:
- Here is a great resource to inspire some writing from our students, whether they create their own blog posts or write in the comments. The New York Times Student Opinion section gives questions while also giving some background. I would really encourage you to use this in classes to inspire some blogging ideas. Also, if you look to the right of the post, you will find lesson plans in all subject areas that you can subscribe to using your Google Reader account.
- Here are some great ideas for inspiring creativity in your students. Not only does it have some good ideas, but it also shares links to find more resources.
- This “Open Letter to Educators” is a must watch about a student who decided to drop out of University since it was not benefiting his learning. Definitely take the time to check it out.
I hope you have a great week and please feel free to comment and share your thoughts on the links or anything that has been shared.