- The most important thing is to be kind.
- Collaborative, supportive and positive school culture depends solely on the bonds of interrelational trust within and among all stakeholders.
- Learning depends on opportunities to think, do, assess and repeat.
- Our primary purpose as an organization is to provide learning opportunities for all.
- Learners at KPS will leave each day better prepared, happier and more confident than when they came.
- We will learn about, from and with each other every day.
- The way we treat each other and our students is the way our students will treat each other.
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A member of my PLN asked today for her PLN to respond to this:
@AdmiMom PLN ~ What is your favorite motivational quote?
By far, By far it is this lovely little mantra by George Bernard Shaw,
Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 – 1950)
This is how I strive to live my life. Thanks George.
Dear School Community Parents and Families,
It is a pleasure to welcome you all to the 2009-2010 academic school year. As the Principal Learner and the school administrative leader I would like to express my enthusiasm and expectations for a successful and rewarding year. For starters let me introduce myself. My name is Cowpernicus and I am the new Principal of CommunityPublic School. This is my seventh year as a school administrator with the District School Board and I am extremely excited to be joining this team of professional educators at Community School. The warm and enthusiastic welcome to Community indicated to me that the learners in our community care about people, relationships and the role that education plays in our lives.
After our first full week of school I would like to share with you some of my thoughts about this wonderful learning community.
- We have an incredible, Cultural community with many world wide identities. This cultural experience makes Community a unique and exciting school.
- Students, Parents, Educators and volunteers are very kind and know what it means to help each other.
- The academic nature of our building is such that student achievement is at the fore front of what we all do every day.
- Students are excited to learn new things as are all the teachers in this building!
It is clear to me that there is a rich tradition of greatness at Community School. I intend, as your school Principal, to continue the good work done by all the Principal’s before me in making Community a school where students and educators exercise their potential for greatness every day. As a start to the school year the teachers were asked to identify with a catchy slogan that would get us off in the right direction. We are asking our entire learning community to “Get On The Bus. . .We Are Changing the World.” Watch for this motto on our staff shirts. Help us by letting your students know that each day they get up they help make the world a great place!
I hope to meet all of you on Wednesday, September 23rd at our Community Family Barbeque.
It is my intent to include reflections on my beliefs during 192 instructional days as an elementary school Principal. I have officially already included 3. In an early post I discussed my belief in knowing your learners, the importance of data and my trust in my administrative partner. Today I addressed the faculty and student body and shared two strong beliefs with them.
4. The most important thing is to be kind.
5. We exercise our potential for greatness every day.
I then pitched our new school slogan to the students and asked them if they wanted to: “Get On The Bus. . . We’re Changing the World!”
The crowd went bananas!
I think they are with me.
I am verbose in person. I know this. I talk a tonne. I have been told that I am an eloquent speaker…..people are just being polite. They are all very kind to me. I am learning to temper my loquaciousness with solid and profound listening. My trick? A 6 1/2 dollar journal from Franklin Covey. Today I watched as my more than proficient partner delivered a professional learning session on the profile of our learners. I wrote. I spoke 4 times in 4 hours. I was concise. I asked 5 questions. I wrote. I think I’ve got this. At the end of our session I was asked by the Vice Principal if I had anything to share.
Come on…..of course I did.
I stated that I had something to share and they were all beliefs. I prefaced these beliefs with the statement, “I have many when it comes to learning and teaching and the relationship between the two. In order to keep our professional learning community working I will limit my belief statements and supply them in small doses. Otherwise this will grind to a halt and you will probably throw something at me. I have three today.”
1. I believe in the power of knowing your students and yes if you come to the office with a problem involving a student I will ask to see the child’s learning profile so that I can help support you in finding a way to reach them.
2. I believe in the power of data analysis and we should all have up to date class data sheets at the ready.
3. I believe in my partner, the vice principal.
We are off to a great start. How do I know? They all clapped and said “We do too.” Congratulations M.R. You were great.