In the TLI department, we’re reading Digital Leadership by Eric Sheninger. He is an excellent resource for us. Here’s his website. One of his suggestions is to try something new. I’ve added tweetdeck with a variety of hashtags to have PD ideas pushed to me. My current hashtags are #ditchbook (Matt Miller’s excellent book Ditch That Textbook), #transformationalteaching (an idea about which I’m spending a lot of time thinking), and #thegooglegooru (https://www.thegooru.com/). The cool thing about using tweetdeck for these kinds of resources is the instant connection to resources. I have told a number of my colleagues that I would be a better principal already had I taken the little bit of time necessary to set up a twitter account and tweetdeck. I had a twitter account as a principal, but I only used it to push information. An important idea to tell our story. I hadn’t considered using twitter to pull information. I’m not sure I’m using push or pull there correctly.
Anyway, one of Sheninger’s suggestions is to start a blog. I’ve never blogged. So, practicing what I want to preach, I’m trying something new. A blog.
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