Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October 3rd, 2017 Principal's Coffee Chat - Live Stream Archive

Below is the Periscope archive from the October 3rd, 2017 Principal's Coffee Chat:




I believe the best way to view the video is within the tweet itself, rather than in a different window.

Thank you for viewing,

CS

The opinions shared in this blog belong to Craig Smith and do not represent the school or district in which he works.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sept. 28, 2017: "Shadowed by the Principal" & #NoOfficeDay Live Blog

Updated 3:08 PM

On Thursday, September 28th, I am participating in a "Shadowed by the Principal" event.  During the spring LNC Soiree, a silent auction item was available for families to bid on the opportunity to have their high school student shadowed by the Principal for an entire school day.

The winning bidder was the Cowles Family, so the receiving student is J.D. Cowles, a Senior.  We coordinated our schedules and selected the date.  Strategically, we are currently in our Fall Homecoming Spirit Week, and September 28th is Role-Reversal Day.

Furthermore, I am utilizing this opportunity to double as a #noofficeday, which is a popular effort by school administrators to dedicate an entire school day out of their office.

This blog post is updated throughout the day to share my experiences:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Inaugural Leadership in Action Day: Sept. 27, 2017 - Twitter Media

Leadership in Action - "Creating Leaders for Life"

The LNC Leadership in Action program kicked-off with our first session on Sept. 27th.

Leadership in Action initially involves our Class of 2021.  We will add grades to the program in successive school-years and LiA is designed to be completed by the end of the student's junior year.  For our non-freshmen, we are providing exposure to various leadership digital media, special guests, etc. during the designated LiA time allotments.

In the first year, students will work to create a detailed electronic portfolio that will include seven individual narrative reflections that showcase understanding and implementation of acquired leadership skills.  More info about LiA can be be found here: LiA

Today's leadership skill-focus was collaboration and communication.

Here is some digital media from our inaugural session:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sept. 5th, 2017 Principal's Coffee Chat - Live Stream Archive

Below is the Periscope archive from the Sept. 5th, 2017 Principal's Coffee Chat:

I believe the best way to view the video is within the tweet itself, rather than in a different window.

Thank you for viewing,

CS

The opinions shared in this blog belong to Craig Smith and do not represent the school or district in which he works.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Philosophy of Teaching: Outside Connections - Guest Post by Melissa A. Smith (Part III of III)

Guest post by Melissa A. Smith, AP Literature and English 11 Teacher, Lake Norman Charter High School

Melissa is in her 8th year at LNC and her 12th year of teaching overall.  She was recently named the Lake Norman Charter School district Teacher of the Year.  You can follow her on Twitter (@MelAlterSmith). This essay was included in the Teacher of the Year portfolio.
Philosophy of Teaching
Part III

by Melissa A. Smith

Friday, August 25, 2017

Philosophy of Teaching: Student Choice - Guest Post by Melissa A. Smith (Part II of III)

Guest post by Melissa A. Smith, AP Literature and English 11 Teacher, Lake Norman Charter High School

Melissa is in her 8th year at LNC and her 12th year of teaching overall.  She is in her 8th year at LNC and 12th year overall.  She was recently named the Lake Norman Charter School district Teacher of the Year.  You can follow her on Twitter (@MelAlterSmith). This essay was included in the Teacher of the Year portfolio.  
Philosophy of Teaching
Part II

by Melissa A. Smith

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Philosophy of Teaching: Community of Learners - Guest Post by Melissa A. Smith (Part I of III)

Guest post by Melissa A. Smith, AP Literature and English 11 Teacher, Lake Norman Charter High School

Melissa is in her 8th year at LNC and her 12th year of teaching overall.  She was recently named the Lake Norman Charter School district Teacher of the Year.  You can follow her on Twitter (@MelAlterSmith). This essay was included in the Teacher of the Year portfolio.  
Philosophy of Teaching
Part I

by Melissa A. Smith

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stay Connected w/ LNC This Year through Twitter

Six Twitter accounts to follow and stay connected with Lake Norman Charter HS this year (Twitter handles are hyperlinked):