When I presented at the NYSCATE Leadership Summit in mid-July I was very disappointed to learn that my session was up against a leader that I truly wanted to see: George Couros. George is a K-12 principal for a district outside of Alberta, Canada and is truly inspiring. (Visit his blog and you will see why! I am especially partial to his post on "Play")
George recently presented at the Reform Symposium, an online conference. You can catch his presentation on a fantastic school movement called "Identity Day" here. It's a long session (just over 2 hours) but incredibly inspiring! On Identity Day, everyone within the school community shares their passion.
George had me at "Relationships are central to everything...and are more important than academics." But beyond that it is that they start with what is in the best interests of the students and work backwards from there. He share the link to Daniel Pink's trailer for Drive in which he asks "What's your sentence?" a powerful force to have students write and think about.
How are you transforming learning? What's your sentence?