Category: Innovative Leadership

Value of the PLN

It was serendipity theI came across these three quotes [one a scripture] all at once that made me reflect on the value of PLNs: The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone. Napoleon Rarely does one person have 100% of the solution….

Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z – Data and Understanding

This infographic struck home. I┬álike seeing comparisons and data samples like the ones displayed in the graphic below. Representations like this should serve as good reminders for us that we work with people that have different comfort levels, understandings and purposes for technology. I…

Connecting with Text Messages

I’m a big texter. I think its fair to say that most people rely on it stay connected with friends and co-workers. As a communication medium, it quick and a great go-to tool. My objective in communicating with my stakeholders is to provide, accurate…

This Parent Inspired Me

I had a great parent conference this week. I was asked to arrange a meeting with a parent and teacher to discuss some support strategies and things that happen in the classroom that can affect students. Somewhere in the middle of our conversation, our…

PrePlanning Activity – Fishbowl Discussion

Monday 8.19 was our first day of pre-planning. It was our teacher’s first day back in the school preparing for students [7 day countdown!] It was exciting to see all the activity and interactions. There’s nothing like hearing all the interactions between returning and…

True Educational Leadership in the Midst of Distress

About a week ago, I was leading a PD session on instructional supervision. Despite it being the end of the day, everyone in attendance was attentive and in good spirits. We collaborated and shared thoughts and innovations in our small and large groups. Overall,…

Leadership Shifts – Consider the Staff

I came across this infographic in a recent post from Forbes, ‘30 Outdated Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back.’ I’ve taken steps over the years to build my PLN to be a progressive network committed to effecting good change in leadership structure, school and…