Friday, February 15, 2019

Five Nutrition Resources for HS Students

To advance Lake Norman Charter's mission, we focus our energy in four strategic areas: Engagement, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Technology, and School-Life Balance.  Phase I of the School-Life Balance committee's plan, which I serve as Co-Chair, involves providing valuable resources int he areas of Health & Wellness to our stakeholders.

The focus of these resources for the month of February is Nutrition.

Here are the five resources shared with high school students and their parents:

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Don't Measure Yourself By...


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CS

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

February 5th, 2019 LNC PTO Showcase/Principal's Coffee Chat - Live Stream Archive

Below is the Periscope archive from the February 5th, 2019 Lake Norman Charter PTO Showcase/ 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, January 31, 2019

Two Mid-Year Reflection Talking-Points for Educators

My Assistant Principal and I just completed our Mid-Year Conferences with our teachers.  The format of these conferences are very teacher-centered with the goal to provide opportunities for our teachers to reflect and centralize their continued growth as professionals.
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During these Mid-Year conferences, we are asking every teacher and counselor the same two open-ended questions:

1.  What has been the the concentration of your own professional growth this year thus far?

This is the first year we, as a district, have implemented the autonomous LNChoice PD Your Way program for our faculty and staff.  Teachers were given the ability to identify and select the direction of their own self-paced professional development, customized by their own schedule.  We have required digital reflections that are checked quarterly.

More importantly, this first question asks our teachers to provide self-reflection of simply how they have grown as an educator from the beginning of the year, what they have done differently, the risks they have taken, etc.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Jan. 8th, 2019 Principal's Coffee Chat - Live Stream Archive

Below is the Periscope archive from the January 8th, 2019 Principal's Coffee Chat.

I believe the best way to view each video is by clicking the tweet itself and viewing in a separate 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, December 15, 2018

My 'Farthest Reaching' Tweet of 2018: What We Expect...


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CS

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Inaugural Physical Conditioning II Lottery-Style Bodyweight Beatdown

I was given the opportunity to serve as a special guest in Coach Korczynski's Physical Conditioning II class.

Coach Korczynski led the group through the static warm-up, then I welcomed everyone to the inaugural Physical Conditioning II Lottery-Style Bodyweight Beatdown.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Nov. 6th, 2018 Principal's Coffee Chat - Live Stream Archive

Below is the Periscope archive from the November 6th, 2018 Principal's Coffee Chat.

I believe the best way to view each video is by clicking the tweet itself and viewing in a separate 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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Student Reflections from a "REAL" College Student

Last year, I invited Austin Helms to come speak to our juniors (Class of 2019) and seniors (Class of 2018).  He is the published author of Orientation to Graduation: Stories and Advice from a REAL College Student.


His "O2G" talk covers a wide-range of topics and areas, but I would say the overall themes deal with making the most out of your opportunities, goal-setting, and maintaining a healthy life-balance.  Austin also shares stories of his entrepreneurship ventures from a very early age, coined as self-proclaimed entrepe-DO-ur.

This summer, when I was looking for a potential speaker for our Class of 2020, I polled the aforementioned student groups anonymously to determine if they believe bringing Austin back would be valuable.  The response was overwhelmingly positive.