Create a short, sharp and succinct description and visual portrait of your school. This was a challenge our Superintendent Chris Kennedy laid before us today. These are known as “elevator pitches” which Inc.com explains as “a well-crafted ad…a personal 30-second TV spot: It should be a simple-to-grasp promotion that’s catchy enough to not let your viewer think about changing the channel – or about walking away.” It is a pitch that lasts the length of an elevator ride.
When you are so proud of the work at your school, it is a challenge to fit it into 130-150 words but I think Sara Bell (our VP) and I were able to capture the essence of what makes Caulfeild a wonderful school for learning.
Here is our pitch:
The world is changing and we are changing with it. Caulfeild students are engaged in design and inquiry-based thinking, giving them the tools to problem solve and apply learning in a multitude of ways. We foster an entrepreneurial mindset, encouraging innovation and autonomy while embracing the synergy of collaboration. We teach our students to value process over product and our teachers are activators of learning that is rich and authentic. We build our success on the teaching of foundational skills that are vigorous and value the personal excellence of each and every child. All of this is done in learning spaces that are not the classroom you remember. Our micro-environments are designed to foster thinking, communication and collaboration. Our common language, seamless integration of technology, staff collaboration and professional learning that challenges and inspires makes Caulfeild an excellent place to be. Come be at the forefront of learning.
Ding! We have arrived at your floor. Have a great day.
All I can say, Craig is how fortunate and blessed I am to be a part of the positive ever changing environment at Caulfeild.