Thursday, March 30, 2017

My Day as MS Principal - Twitter Media

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Learn More By Studying or By The Assessment?

Do students learn more by studying for an assessment or by the assessment itself?

I tweeted this prospect, hoping to receive some feedback from educators and students alike.  I also reached out to a few teachers and kindly asked if they could incorporate the thought-provoking question to their students, perhaps as a Friday "ticket-out-the-door."

As a result (and with the assistance of their respective teachers), I received a wide-range of intriguing, enlightening feedback from students.  Here is a sample:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Three Tweets About NC MTSS

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pi-Day Beatdown - F3 Highlands

  • When: 03/14/2017
  • QIC: Powerball
  • The PAX: Disaster, Tonya Harding, Klean-Up, Brinkley, Blackbeard, The Force, Stampede, Conchito, Sandman, El Guapo, Snip, Gordo, Olive, Hugo, Gump

16 PAX made the decision to celebrate "Pi Day" the right way, ignoring the rain to join Powerball in his inaugural Q.  The disclaimer was given that Q was indeed a professional, in that PAX can trust him to send their students to his school to spend 40+ hours together, but he is not a trained professional in the manner of parking lot beatdowns.  
A mosey to the HCES bus lot ensued for...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

30-Minute Push-Up Fest

If you are looking for an intensive, bodyweight workout that is exactly 30 minutes and can be completed anywhere, then continue reading.  All you need is a one-minute timer and some motivation.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Senior Trip Acknowledgements

Yesterday (in the early morning), 65 Seniors and six chaperones safely returned to Lake Norman Charter after the inaugural Universal Studios Senior Trip.  I wanted to take a moment and digitally share some appreciation.

First, thank you to the parents who entrusted us to take care of their students in Orlando for three days.  Parents entrust us to take care of their students during normal school-hours on a daily basis, but it's a different element of trust when it requires a long-distance trip.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Twitter Media from Feb. 16, 2017 LNC Job Shadow at FSIoffice

Interested Lake Norman Charter students participated in a job shadow experience at FSIOffice (Charlotte, NC), on Feb. 16, 2017.  FSIOffice is a locally owned office supply and furniture company with over 250 employees and offices throughout the southeast.  Students heard from a variety of departments, including, but not limited to: sales, customer service, human resources, and pricing.

In addition, students were able to learn about interviewing strategies, develop their own personal "Elevator Pitch", and even participate in abbreviated mock interviews.

Here is a collection of the multimedia through Twitter:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

My #FreshTake2017 Twitter Archive

On January 27th, 2017, the Lake Norman Charter faculty attended the Fresh Take: Strategies for Student Success conference at Community School of Davidson.  Here is an archive of my tweets from the conference: