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1,133 educational leaders to kickstart your Twitter feed

1,133 educational leaders to kickstart your Twitter feed

Got an administrator in your school or district who’s interested in Twitter but doesn’t know whom to follow? Interested in connecting online with more administrators yourself? Get started with these 1,133 educational leaders on Twitter! [UPDATE: Now up to over 2,000 leaders!] I’ll keep adding to this collection. Special thanks to Patrick Larkin, George Couros, Lyn...

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Calling all bloggers! – Leadership Day 2012

Calling all bloggers! – Leadership Day 2012

August is Connected Educator Month and Wednesday is the 6th anniversary of my blog. I can think of no better way to celebrate both than to host Leadership Day 2012! To paraphrase what I said five years ago: Many of our school leaders (principals, superintendents, central office administrators) need help when it comes to digital technologies. A...

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Do the right work

Do the right work

24 principals in a big room on Tuesday… Do we know what ‘the right work’ is? Can we identify it and label it? Can we tell the difference between ends and means? Between desired outcomes and strategies? PLCs, Common Core, RTI, concept-based instruction, PBIS, 1:1, and Daily 5 are NOT the end goal, they’re just strategies...

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Rethink. Redesign. LEAD.

Rethink. Redesign. LEAD.

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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ISTE Follow-Up 20: Principal blogs (THE PUSH 2014)

ISTE Follow-Up 20: Principal blogs (THE PUSH 2014)

If you were asked to nominate a very short list of principal/school blogs for administrators to read / subscribe to, what would you share? Please submit to the list! (there’s a form at the end of this post) What are some excellent principal/school blogs that P-12 administrators should be reading? We need both elementary and secondary examples. Please contribute, see...

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Grand challenges of the principalship?

Grand challenges of the principalship?

At CU Denver we are having conversations about principal licensure program redesign, including possible orientation toward what we’re calling the ‘grand challenges’ of the principalship. A ‘grand challenge’ for building-level leaders might be a leadership issue such as: turning around a low-achieving school; repairing a dysfunctional school staff culture; preparing future-ready graduates; meeting the needs...