Flip communication for instant impact–and real results for students. The Corwin Connected Educator series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Using social media and Web 2.0 technologies, you’ll learn and collaborate with one another in new ways. These short, easy-to-follow books feature practical strategies to use right away–and the dedicated series website lets you connect with authors and access additional resources. In this volume, use the principles of connectedness and flipped learning to engage stakeholders digitally–on their time–so they’re ready for productive discussion when you meet in person. Flipped leadership Makes the school community visible to parents Creates more authentic staff meetings Maximizes communication between parents and school Models effective use of technology Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: It’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning.

Introduction

Introduction
Introduction

Educators as well as school leaders are very busy and have to meet mandates and accountability measures at the same time as they negotiate their way through a more connected learning environment. Time constraints and initiative fatigue are seen as some of the barriers to new learning, so instead of piling one more thing on an already full plate, this book looks at innovative ways to shift our thinking, and refocus the ways we communicate with one another.

That is what is meant by the term flipped leadership. One example of flipped leadership is about making faculty meeting discussions more authentic. To that end, information is sent out ahead of time so teachers can prepare before a discussion takes place, with the result that everyone ...

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