Category Archives: Thought Leadership

Facing Brutal Facts, Putting Students First and Moving from Good to Great

Tweet Putting Students First Jim Collins, in his book “Good to Great” elaborates on ideas that show that organizations who wish to remain competitive and growing need to confront some of their own brutal facts.  He contents that by doing … Continue reading

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College and Career Readiness? Do we Need to Clear the Path?

Tweet The entry is cross-posted on Leadertalk. In recent months tremendous amounts of discourse have surrounded the topic of college and career readiness for students graduating from secondary schools around the United States and the world. A recent eSchool News … Continue reading

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What Administrators Need? I Need Teachers Who Think like Distance Runners

Tweet One of my administrative colleagues at my school here in Shanghai is a marathon runner. I am not. The mere thought of running for more than my personal requirement of 30 minutes three times a week makes me want … Continue reading

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Leadership Style? Good Question!

Tweet Lately I have been asked more than once the million dollar question: What is your leadership style? I find the question a bit loaded. It is loaded with possibilities, opportunities and HUGE potholes. The answer can be simple or … Continue reading

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An Entrepreneurial Approach to Communications- Taking a Step toward “Awesome”.

Tweet Our educational blogging process has its ups and downs.   The teachers use the medium as an instructional tool and a tool to widen the audience for their students.  It is a collaboration tool and even an assessment tool.  Communications … Continue reading

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An Implementation Next Step?

Tweet This entry has been cross posted to LeaderTalk. As I work this academic year in rolling out a 1:1 program, I have thought long and hard about the next steps after the initial “out of the box” experience has … Continue reading

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What’s there “To Get” anyway??

Tweet I have been bouncing around the new Google Chrome beta for the Mac for the last couple of hours.  My first impressions are very positive. It seems faster and more robust.  I can’t say much more other than I … Continue reading

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Sustainable Digital Leadership- A step beyond the conference

Tweet In my recent post, I spoke about the implementation of an innovative statewide technology resource teacher program in Virginia.  Paul McMahon then wrote me, thanking me for the blog post but stating that he’d “not seen a single blog … Continue reading

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Virginia’s ITRT program-Formalizing Embedded Staff Development and ALMOST Getting it Right!

Tweet I have written before about my belief that staff development needs to be addressed as a long term effort, and not something that can be taken on as a short term effort to solve a particular problem. Let’s face … Continue reading

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Great Blogs for Busy Admin…. a lot to learn here!

Tweet Scott McLeod has pulled together a nice list of some of the more innovative blogs written as a resource for busy admin. He has provided you with a recommended list of blogs for busy administrators (and educational leadership faculty). … Continue reading

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