Helping one to help many
Like most schools, we know that flourishing requires more than academic ability. At our school, we have OneSchool Skills (Academic Achievement, Leadership, Involvement, Fulfilling Potential, Management skills) and I am keen to offer, develop and recognise these skills and students achievements, within and beyond the school gates.
I have always keep one eye on the look out for assembly fodder and now, I am also on the lookout for OneSchool Skills catalysts aswell. Currently we are exploring Management Skills – Cooperation, Organisation, Self-Directed Learning, Reflection, Communication and Initiaitive.
The first six where relatively easier to outline and explore, whereas, initiaitive though easy enough to outline, far more difficult to illustrate. That is, until Gayle Allen interviewed Mick Ebeling on Achieving the Impossible.
Ebeling takes, what appears unsolvable problems, and seeks solutions; committing first and then figuring out how.
On Tuesday I will be sharing with our students how Ebeling enabled ALS graffiti artist Tony ‘TEMPT’ Quan (paralyzed from head to toe) to draw again.
Mike Ebeling is our role model for OneSchool Skills initiative.