A “stress free” start for school leaders

A “stress free” start for school leaders

It’s that time of the year again. Local stores are promoting “back to school sales,” students are purchasing new clothes, and teachers are preparing instructional materials. Many schools are engaging their staff in professional development before school officially...
DESIGNING YOUR 21st CENTURY LEARNING SPACE

DESIGNING YOUR 21st CENTURY LEARNING SPACE

Date: February 29th, 2019 If you were given a blank canvas, modest budget and a team of professionals to work with, how might you re-design your learning space? Five years ago I was part of a team that was provided an opportunity to do just that. Together with...
Connect your School to the Community

Connect your School to the Community

I pass the same river every day. It doesn’t look much like a river. With trash that smothers its surface, it looks more like a massive dumping ground for those too lazy to find the nearest trash can. It used to be the most majestic waterway of ancient times. Now, it’s...
Kickstart the new program at your school

Kickstart the new program at your school

Congratulations! You have taken the biggest step towards school transformation. You have envisioned a program that helps align with your values as an educator.   Bravo. This booklet is meant to serve as a preliminary guide for developing your program. It is merely a...

Where to Start with Re- Designing Your Space

So where do you start in re-envisioning or modifying your learning spaces? Start by bringing in stakeholders across your community. Uncover their shared values for learning spaces by discussing their (s) specific needs. Distribute pictures of several innovative spaces...