Category Archives: Digital 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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Comment to eschool news article: Maine laptop program offers lessons in ed-tech implementation

Tweet Please go to http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/02/23/maine-laptop-program-offers-lessons-n-ed-tech-implementation/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=url&utm_campaign=slider for a very interesting article on the progress of the 1:1 implementation in the state of Maine.  One of my colleagues pointed the article out to me and I was compelled to respond. My response … 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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1:1- Resources, Teachers, Committed Leaders, Student Centered Approaches and PD!- It is Common Sense!

Tweet I don’t often get a chance to quote Arnold Schwarzenegger but I will today. This from an edweek.org article: “How can kids compete in the global economy when the information the schools feed them is stale and is outdated … Continue reading

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Operating a Web 2.0 School in a Internet Blocked Country

Tweet Having worked in two schools in the past 9 years that are behind significant firewalls run by the government, I feel I have enough experience to write this blog post…. at least from the educational leadership side of the … Continue reading

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Appreciating the Road Ahead instead of the Road Behind

Tweet I finally got around to reading Scott McCleod’s blog post “Notes from India – I’m not sure you appreciate…” which he wrote on the 18th of March. As an non-international educator, poor Scott sometimes gets the usual push back … 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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Grit: Why the best and the Worst REALLY do Matter- In the classrooms for SURE!

Tweet This entry has been cross posted to www.leadertalk.org I just returned from a trip to the U.S. to hire some teachers for my school.  Those trips are grueling, intense and a chance to examine my personal educational beliefs at … Continue reading

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