I'm feeling lazy today, so this is taken from a post way back last summer:
Over the past few days, it's become clear that there is room to improve in the district in all areas. Scores can be higher, discipline can be stricter, floors can be shinier, and the hallways, technically, can be purpler.
While there are deliberate, methodical, and intentional ways to achieve these goals, one concept has been understandably but conspicuously absent from the discussion: the need for Golden Ticket Ideas.
Michael Scott on The Office once stated that in order to truly change things and life morale, one big bold sweeping gesture is needed. While our school certainly needs to focus on the small things, there should also be a ground-up focus on a Golden Ticket Idea.
It was not a series of meetings and lectures which led to this realization, but rather a drive to lunch with co-workers. Not to give away anything, but the English Department is now hard at work on its own Golden Ticket Idea. Let's just say no one will ever look at Wednesdays quite the same...
UPDATE: it didn't happen; it got shot down in the first meeting.
I hope it's not the last. We need at least five Golden Tickets if we hope to get into the Factory someday. Of course then we have to deal with an army of orange workers and a scary boat ride...