We all know how busy things get once the end of summer break approaches. Take advantage of summer breathing space to hear new ideas and get some Renaissance planning done! Here are some suggestions for starting the school year motivated and prepared:
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Results FormulaTM: Read up on the 6 R’s and consider how they can provide structure for your planning.
Assess the needs of your school to understand the areas in which you excel and areas that could use a little “love.”
Determine your goals for the year, and how you will know if you were successful in meeting them.
Create a structure for your Renaissance activities, whether that means embedding with an existing club/organization, or creating a Renaissance club/class.
Identify Staffulty and students with the skills you need and recruit them for your Renaissance team.
Draft a calendar Referencing the Renaissance Monthly Playbook with the year’s activities, and note when you need to start early, such as reserving space or getting an event on schedules.
Plan Ahead: Look at the requirements for this year’s School of Distinction awards and be sure your plans for the year include all the necessary activities for the tier you want to achieve.
The Green Room: Check out the new episodes of The Green Room, decide on three that would be most relevant for your colleagues, and recommend them to your administration or professional development team for showing in the fall.
Renaissance Store: Pick up a few motivational items in the RenStore so others can see the positivity you feel – posters, staff gifts, and student giveaways are a visible way to broadcast a fresh start.