Rosine's classroom had a huge world map that took up an entire wall. It is the theme and design of a classroom that helps students get excited to learn, and I hope I am able to put my own twist on that within my own classroom.
In the book, The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence, Baruti Kafele, a veteran school administrator, guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do. Find the answers to these challenging questions and more in his book.
"Cell Phone Day Care" a place for students to put their phones so they don't have them at their seats - but doubles as a charging station to encourage them to put them there. Day 1 was successful - hopefully it will keep up and keep distractions out of the classroom!