WACA 2018

thank you for attending one (or many!) of our sessions!

There is more where that came from! Join us for one of our upcoming Educator Trainings:
APRIL 21 & 22: SUMNER, WA          |          MAY 5: DAVENPORT, WA


John Norlin's Keynote: 
SERVE THE WORK

Quick Recap

  1. If you are going to make a difference in your school, teach your students to BE INTENTIONAL.

  2. If you want to make a difference in your school, teach your students that Purpose > Happiness.

  3. If you want to make a difference in your school, slow down enough to give students your full attention.

  4. If you want to make a difference in your school, start each day by holding the door open for people…and while you are at it, teach your students to do the same.

  5. If you want to make a difference in your school, teach your students to sign up to do hard things.

  6. If you want to make a difference in your school, provide cover from above.

  7. If you want to make a difference in your school, love your students, but make your love relentless.

  8. If you want to make a difference in your school, trust the process.

  9. If you want to make a difference in your school, role model what strong character looks outside of school.

  10. If you want to make a difference in your school, keep pursuing your most difficult students.


Houston Kraft: The 3 Conversations
You Must Have

Quick Recap

  1. Nice is Reactive, Kindness is Proactive. We must intentionally practice Kindness daily.

  2. Humility + Helpers = Involvement. If you want people to show up to your projects, make them feel important in the PROCESS. People support what they help build.

  3. Everything = Nothing. Sometimes it’s better to do one thing really well consistently than it is to spread yourself too thin. To not get overwhelmed, constrain your brainstorm using the targeted impact model.

Downloads

-The Art OF The INVITATION
-Assembly Feedback Form
-Slideshow Slides

John Norlin: Changing the Definition of School Spirit

Quick Recap

  1. Leadership is all about relationships. We MUST put our focus here on the little interactions and the big things get better!

  2. *Wiggles Pinky* Leadership is about influence. Legacy is about creating a new normal at your school - without people even knowing it was you years later! Erik Swanson started cleaning up the trash and, years later, hundreds of schools nationally have followed suit. Will your students join in?

  3. “What Are You Doing For Others Today?” We must, implicitly and explicitly, ask the question that’s not getting asked to our students - particularly our student leaders!

Downloads

-CharacterCard Image
-CharacterCard Process
-Slideshow Slides


PRE-CON: CharacterSTrong Culture

Quick Recap

  1. “Culture goes much deeper than a mission statement. It is how group members actually behave, repeatedly and habitually.” -James Hunter

  2. Culture exists in three circles: Clarity, Competence, and Consistency. Oftentimes, campuses have 2 of the 3, but that leaves us with a few problems

    1. A Culture of No How: We know what is important and we see/talk about it often, but the staff or students don’t have the skills to bring the vision to life. It is a culture that is busy, but not productive.

    2. A Culture of No Why: We teach a lot of skills, we talk about our culture often, but there is no deep buy-in or clear, unifying purpose. It is a culture that is busy, but not passionate.

    3. A Culture with No When: Inspiration doesn’t mean application. A big message with little follow through is like going the gym ONCE. It is a culture of inconsistency - a culture of good ideas, but no habits.

  3. A CharacterStrong Culture is when all three intentionally intersect. We do this by creating deep purpose in students and staff, teaching the competencies required for compassion and connection, and creating simple, practical ways to consistently weave these SEL and character conversations & skills into the daily fabric of our classrooms and campuses.

Downloads

-4 At The Door: A ToolKit


CharacterStrong Curricula

Educator Trainings

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MARCH 24: VANCOUVER, WA
COLUMBIA RIVER HIGH SCHOOL
$349/per person
8:30am to 3:30pm 

APRIL 21 & 22: SUMNER, WA
SUMNER MIDDLE SCHOOL
$279/per person until 4/6
Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm
Sunday 8:30am-12:00pm 

MAY 5: DAVENPORT, WA
DAVENPORT HIGH SCHOOL
$279/per person until 4/20
8:30am to 3:30pm