Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Unique twist on an age-old problem

It's been awhile since my last post. The end of the academic year and summer getting the better of my writing consistency.  But no better time than the present to jump back in.

Kicking off the new year, I'm looking to further a PLC culture at the American International School of Budapest. The planning process of implementing a successful PLC was given a good jump-start today by a great skype session we had with Fran Prolman.  It's exciting to know that if it's done well, it's one of the main elements to providing satisfaction and happiness to the school environment. That's my top priority this year, and thanks to Fran, we have a better chance at success.

Along the lines of happiness, there's a really interesting article from "Connected Principals" relating games that are meant to increase the happiness factor at a school:  Kinder and Happier Schools: Gaming to Improve our Jen Factor .   A unique twist on an age-old problem, improving school culture.

For the meantime, I'll be working on the culture issue from the PLC angle. But I'm curious to know if any of you have experienced ideas like the Jen Factor in schools.

Here's to a great academic year...