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A Connected Educator Should Run Twitter – Derek McCoy

A Connected Educator Should Run Twitter – Derek McCoy

(Originally posted on McCoyDerek) By Derek McCoy This recent article on Vox.com caught my eye about the CEO of Twitter – Twitter’s CEO is stepping down. Here’s why the company’s in trouble. It was an interesting read about popular social media site. I was drawn to it because Twitter makes me think of connected educators […]

3 Administrative Non-Negotiables: How I Work Towards Success – David Hochheiser

3 Administrative Non-Negotiables: How I Work Towards Success  – David Hochheiser

(Originally posted on Hallway Access.) By David Hochheiser School administrators bear the weight of myriad responsibilities.  Our days are filled with diverse questions, interactions, scenarios and tasks.  Some of these happen predictably and can therefore be planned for, but many realities in our purview present themselves organically, with little forewarning. Schools are living systems, hopefully […]

You Better Stop…Make Mistakes…and Listen! – Jessica Hanson

You Better Stop…Make Mistakes…and Listen! – Jessica Hanson

(Originally posted on Love the Learning.) By Jessica Hanson From August 21st, 2014: “This week I am having my teachers write letters to themselves. The prompt is: “I want to teach somewhere that….” They are to return them to me, signed and sealed. I am not going to read them. At some point in the […]

Leading Change in Education – Chris Wooleyhand

Leading Change in Education – Chris Wooleyhand

(Originally posted on Common Sense School Leadership) By Dr. Christopher Wooleyhand The process of leading change in education is complex and challenging.  John Kotter is recognized as an expert on the topic of leadership and change.  He wrote Leading Change in 1996, which Time magazine selected as one of the 25 most influential business management […]

Lessons Learned From Hollywood Movies – Steven Weber

Lessons Learned From Hollywood Movies – Steven Weber

(Originally posted on ASCD EDge) By Steven Weber   There are several movie quotes which provide food for thought. These are some of my favorite quotes that apply to teaching and learning. As an educator, we must strive to improve daily. When we stop learning and growing, we will no longer have the ability to […]

What Can We Accomplish Together? – William D. Parker

What Can We Accomplish Together? – William D. Parker

(Originally posted on Principal Matters.) By William D. Parker The European Space Agency’s historical comet landing of the space craft Rosetta last week has my head spinning. First of all, imagine organizing a team of scientists and space engineers who design and launch a space craft with the goal of intersecting with a comet 500 […]

Leaders Develop Leaders – Steven Weber

Leaders Develop Leaders – Steven Weber

(Originally posted on ASCD EDge) by Steven Weber Do you remember your first year in the classroom? It was an adrenaline rush everyday! We wanted to change the world, inspire students to become great, support struggling students, establish our own reputation as an excellent teacher, and earn the respect of our colleagues. I would not […]

Six Reasons to Make Walkthroughs a High Priority – Walter A. Kozlowski

Six Reasons to Make Walkthroughs a High Priority – Walter A. Kozlowski

(Originally posted on Servant Principal.) By Walter A. Kozlowski Sign posted to my office door. An eighth-grade student sitting outside my office nodded toward chart on the wall and asked, “What’s that?” I explained to him that it is how we keep track of the classrooms we have visited. His response: “That’s cool.” For years, I was […]

Leadership at Its Most Powerful is by Example – Dr. Daniel L. Frazier

Leadership at Its Most Powerful is by Example – Dr. Daniel L. Frazier

(Originally posted at A Lighthouse.) By Dr. Daniel L. Frazier I once knew an executive who routinely displayed displeasure and sometimes contempt for his subordinates. Meanwhile he would preach to his team how they needed to improve staff morale. Unfortunately, the lieutenants emulated the leader. His team may have been told what to do, but […]

Power: Embrace it, Respect it, and Seek it in Others – Kenneth Durham

Power: Embrace it, Respect it, and Seek it in Others – Kenneth Durham

(Originally posted on Ripples of Change.) By Kenneth Durham I recently wrote about Climate and Culture and for Leadership Day 2014 I would like to expand on these ideas and share what I have newly learned about Power. Leadership is a group phenomenon that occurs when two or more people interact, and an individual or […]

How Does A School Move From Good to Great? – John Falino

How Does A School Move From Good to Great? – John Falino

(Originally posted on On Principal.) By John Falino The beginning of the school year is always an optimal time to engage teachers in some “big picture” thinking. Enthusiasm and energy are at a high as teachers are well rested and optimistic about the possibilities of a new school year. As part of our two-day opening […]

Guiding Principles of a Learning Community – Chris Hubbuch

Guiding Principles of a Learning Community – Chris Hubbuch

(Originally posted on Inquiry to Results.) By Chris Hubbuch Effective leadership on any level requires reflection about core values. Through this process your principles are identified and tested. Actual core values consist of what you live out, as opposed to your idealized principles. The challenge for any leader is achieving consistency between expressed values and […]

3 Tips for Building Teacher Leadership – Christopher Wooleyhand

3 Tips for Building Teacher Leadership – Christopher Wooleyhand

(Originally Posted on Common Sense School Leadership.) By Christopher Wooleyhand Good schools have good leadership.  Great schools have great teacher leadership.  We can all think back to the day when the single heroic leader model was the norm.  This was the era of the authoritarian principal who ruled with a firm hand.  They were the […]

Steps to Make Successful Change Happen – Matt Parker

Steps to Make Successful Change Happen – Matt Parker

(Originally posted on @DrMattParker) By Matt Parker Here are a few tips for leaders to help make change successful using a real-life example from the school year. 1. Discuss your proposal early and often to gather input from others. 2. Stay focused on the basic idea/goal and don’t get caught up adding a bunch of […]

Why Do I Lead? – Matt Wachel

Why Do I Lead? – Matt Wachel

(Originally posted on PLC Ponderings.) By Matt Wachel When I found out that I was selected to be a part of the #SAVMP and learn with so many wonderfully talented and experienced educators, I was thrilled.  I know I have a great deal to learn and share with others and am encouraged by the opportunity […]