Fresh ideas to help you overcome leadership isolation! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Through powerful vignettes and strategies, you’ll discover how innovation–minded school leaders connect to avoid isolation, lower stress, find support, and share ideas. This roadmap to transformational change will help you to: • Strategically connect with colleagues and staff • Jumpstart and sustain your Professional Learning Network • Overcome isolation for lasting impact Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website at “School leadership is a challenge that is made more difficult through isolation, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The authors lead you to reflect on what isolates you and share practical ways to help get connected. A must read for connected and soon to be connected leaders!” Todd Whitaker, Professor of Department of Educational Leadership Indiana State University “Filled with real-time examples and reflection questions from three dynamic, active principals who’ve crafted their own connected and growing practices, this book is a comforting guide for anyone seeking to establish a personal or professional learning network, and lays a Twitter–connected path to the next steps of leadership development.” Kirsten Olson, Ed.D, PCC Author of The Mindful School Leader and Wounded By School

Maintaining Balance

Maintaining Balance

“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.”

—Jack Welch

A typical morning for a connected educator includes checking Twitter to respond to any tweets mentioning them and then checking the Twitter stream for anything interesting, like following up on last night’s #educoach chat or to see what other principals are tweeting with the #cpchat or #principalpln hashtag. While eating breakfast, he checks his Feedly account (a tool that keeps the newest blog posts of all the blogs that you subscribe to instead of having them clutter up ...

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