As a product of the system and someone who has worked within it for quite sometime, I have to admit that I have a fondness for the Growth Mindset. I wonder whether we can really make the changes that we need to within our schools without a growth mindset?
How can we make the EXPERIENCE that our (students/parents) have when they walk into our building/register at our school/go to our website, etc) SO POSITIVE that they want to communicate this experience with others?
One of my bigger frustrations is getting form letter emails from companies trying to sell our school district some form of educational technology. As we head into another school year, I thought I would offer a bit of advice to vendors out there who would like to work with our school district.
I have three quick takeaways for school leaders as we head into a new school year and try to support the people within our organization by freeing them up from in-box overload.
The most important part of becoming a digital leader is to take those first steps. Here's how to start. Students will reap benefits from being educated in communities that embrace the power of mobile and social technologies.
While I see an increasing number of school leaders making the move into digital spaces to communicate, share, and learn, I wonder why there are so many others who are still hesitant to take the leap.
School and district leaders need take advantage of social media tools to connect and communicate. In this day and age, it's a no-brainer.
To discuss how and why teens do what they do online and have a clear understanding of this activity, parents and educators should start by looking at the work of Danah Boyd.
The EdCamp model allows school leaders to avoid a top-down approach to professional development and lets teachers take charge of their own learning.
School leaders need to offer support to parents to assist them in navigating the overwhelming new world of parenting in the digital age.