Guiding Our Boys to Learn, Lead and Leave a Legacy
Michael Fellin, Headmaster of Crescent School
I have spoken frequently over the past year about our Portrait of a Crescent Graduate. The Portrait describes the knowledge, skills and character strengths our boys require to be successful men in the world. It answers three questions: who am I, how do I lead, and what is my legacy? It distills the answers to those questions into six essential qualities. In its simplest form, it can be expressed this way: we want our graduates to have received a strong foundation to learn, lead, and leave a legacy.
One of my favourite classroom incentive systems is something I call Art Trivia (my students like to call it, “Are you smarter than Ms. K?”). It encourages the boys to participate orally and collaborate as a team while they test their art knowledge.