Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Be with Dr Glasser in LA

The Conference in Los Angeles has captured the imagine of people around the world. 

Confirmation from Al Katz the Conference Chair means that we can now make arrangements for flights.   A sizeable group from Australia has registered and are now looking for the best deal with flights.

The other piece of good news is that the early bird registration fee of $300 will be extended to April 15.

Still to come are the arrangements for booking accommodation, the call for presentations and  giving us information about the Keynote speakers.

I have been in contact with Leigh McGown, principal of the Glasser Quality School in Colorado at  Yampah Mountain High School.  She is willing to have visitors to the school.  Their school closes on 31 May.  I will continue negotiations to see if it is a possibility.

In the mean time, register if you have been putting it off.  Book your flights to get the best deals and wait for the next lot of information. 

1 comment:

  1. Dear Cullen,

    I'm a teacher at Murray High School. We've been around since 1988 and have been based on Dr. Glasser's ideas since we opened our doors. Then, when he developed his Glasser Quality Schools program, we jumped on and became the first Glasser Quality Public High School in 2001.
    I couldn't agree with you more that tenacity in the face of the challenges the world puts in the way has enabled us to create this amazing school. There have been so many obstacles, from funding issues to personnel problems, to community attitudes about failure. Once, we almost lost the school because we mistakenly hired a punitive principal. Once, we almost lost it because we got a new superintendent for the county schools and he didn't understand the concepts of our school. He didn't know much about Glasser because he was a student of Lezotte's Essential Schools ideas. So, to survive, we encouraged him to bring Lezotte to talk to our county teachers and then we had lunch with Lezotte to share with him the similarities between our two programs. Once he heard Lezotte ooh and ahhh about his having the foresight to create a school in his system based on these ideas, Murray became our new Superintendent's "little baby" and he worked to protect us.
    The great thing about a GQS is that the sense of community that is fostered by our emphasis on Choice Theory creates strong advocates to help us stay on our feet. Murray is 24 years old this year and I hope we manage to stay afloat for many many more!

    Love,
    Charlotte Wellen, NBCT, Murray High School

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