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

Now What? So What? What’s Next?

Now What? So What? What’s Next?

“Solitude is pleasant, loneliness is not.”

—Anna Neagle

Throughout this book, we have brought you through the progression of isolation to connection to isolation back to connection. This process is cyclical. You start out feeling isolated, and then you use social media to connect yourself to a broader audience, and you feel isolated from your colleagues. You work on getting more buy-in and building capacity with your colleagues, and you feel more isolated from your online Professional Learning Community (PLN). You place more emphasis on developing your PLN and you realize ...

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