I am sure that most educators can relate to a "big book of ideas" that is compiled while you student teach, or in my case, when you are an Assistant Principal just waiting for your big chance. Those little gems of goodness that you just know we will fabulous implemented in your OWN space. I LITERALLY had a binder of ideas, articles, outlines, and blackline masters of all kinds of stuff when I was an assistant that I compiled of ideas from my graduate work, my former principals, and my mentor principal for several years before I was appointed to my own school. These days you likely use an online application, a blog, and/or file on your cloud drive to compile and save these gems. These days, I am a big fan of Pinterest and often take to "pinning" things when I get inspired. I know that there are still things out there that I want to try and implement and so I save them for when the moment is right.
One such"big idea" that I was knew I wanted to implement was the idea of Walk to School Wednesday. This was an idea that I had not actually witnessed by the great leaders that I am honored to have worked with over the course of the year, but rather a body of educators that shared their experiences and success with Walk to School Wednesday.
Last Spring, I was driven to "vlog" about Walk to School Wednesday. This video explains my reasons for bringing this initiative to McCall and also sets my expectations for the staff about this program. Please excuse the windy day that blows over the mic of my phone, but the day we were having is EXACTLY what inspired me to film my thoughts. I hope this little youtube clip helps you understand the essence of Walk to School Wednesdays here at McCall. See below for a revised dress code for Walk to School Wednesdays!
Dress Code to Participate in Walk To School Wednesday:
- Running/Walking Shoes
- Loose fitting athletic wear
These items may no longer be worn for Walk to School Wednesday:
- YOGA PANTS
- RUNNING TIGHTS
- Form fitting athletic tops