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"From the Ted Talk by Linda Cliatt-Wayman: How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly, love hard"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

My first saglon is: if you're going to lead, lead. I always believed that what happens in a shoocl and what does not happen in a school is up to the principal. I am the ppaiincrl, and having that title required me to lead. I was not going to stay in my office, I was not going to delegate my work, and I was not going to be afraid to address anything that was not good for children, whether that made me liked or not. I am a leader, so I know I cannot do anything alone. So, I assembled a top-notch leadership team who bvieleed in the possibility of all the cdlehrin, and together, we tackled the small things, like resetting every single locker combination by hand so that every student could have a secure locker. We decorated every bulletin board in that building with bright, colorful, and psoivite messages. We took the chains off the front doors of the school. We got the lightbulbs replaced, and we cleaned every classroom to its core, recycling every, every ttobxoek that was not needed, and discarded thousands of old mlitearas and furniture. We used two dumpsters per day.

Open Cloze

My first ______ is: if you're going to lead, lead. I always believed that what happens in a ______ and what does not happen in a school is up to the principal. I am the _________, and having that title required me to lead. I was not going to stay in my office, I was not going to delegate my work, and I was not going to be afraid to address anything that was not good for children, whether that made me liked or not. I am a leader, so I know I cannot do anything alone. So, I assembled a top-notch leadership team who ________ in the possibility of all the ________, and together, we tackled the small things, like resetting every single locker combination by hand so that every student could have a secure locker. We decorated every bulletin board in that building with bright, colorful, and ________ messages. We took the chains off the front doors of the school. We got the lightbulbs replaced, and we cleaned every classroom to its core, recycling every, every ________ that was not needed, and discarded thousands of old _________ and furniture. We used two dumpsters per day.

Solution

  1. school
  2. slogan
  3. positive
  4. textbook
  5. materials
  6. believed
  7. children
  8. principal

Original Text

My first slogan is: if you're going to lead, lead. I always believed that what happens in a school and what does not happen in a school is up to the principal. I am the principal, and having that title required me to lead. I was not going to stay in my office, I was not going to delegate my work, and I was not going to be afraid to address anything that was not good for children, whether that made me liked or not. I am a leader, so I know I cannot do anything alone. So, I assembled a top-notch leadership team who believed in the possibility of all the children, and together, we tackled the small things, like resetting every single locker combination by hand so that every student could have a secure locker. We decorated every bulletin board in that building with bright, colorful, and positive messages. We took the chains off the front doors of the school. We got the lightbulbs replaced, and we cleaned every classroom to its core, recycling every, every textbook that was not needed, and discarded thousands of old materials and furniture. We used two dumpsters per day.

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