Facilitating a positive team culture


August 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

We hear it all the time: Ready, Set, Go! Ready means there is a level of preparedness for what is to come. Parents ask, “Are you ready to go?” as they head to the car to run an errand or [...]

From Persuasion to Partnership

June 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Since the fall of 2008 I have sought to persuade freshmen to do their homework. As of today, I am looking to partner with them. The difference is dramatic and the results could disappoint. From the [...]

A Must Read For Teaming

May 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

There is one book that I keep going back to when working with teams. It keeps me grounded and focused.  It’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. This book has been pivotal [...]

Freshmen @ School for 12 Hours

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

I’m always amazed at what freshmen can do when the environment is right. We took 24 freshmen who are failing or nearly failing classes and gave them the option to stick around school for an [...]

Celebrating “New Freshman Day”!

May 13, 2016 // 1 Comment

In two weeks 450 freshmen will enter our building for a District mandated visit. If it were a holiday, it would be New Freshman Day. The visit is only 90 minutes long and we already have 2000 people [...]