So...I delivered my message standing on top of the tables, and had drummers banging their drums for emphasis throughout my remarks
I am happy to report that all of the new teachers are still with us-- none went running out of the room. I think it's safe to say they have not had a welcome like that before.
As we prepare for a new school year, it's a good time to revisit our vision--to create a learning environment that will enable every child to discover his or her unique gifts and talents.
The video below contains excerpts from the New Teacher meeting. Yes, you will see me on a table. Yes, you will hear the drummers. And I also had a very kind elementary teacher help me with my shoelace.