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Build transformational leadership using social media! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Filled with real-world experiences from leaders all over the country, you’ll build balanced and effective leadership skills, grow a network of support, and model your vision for a thriving community of learners. Includes a handy start-up guide to help busy principals:  • Connect virtually with K-12 leaders  • Model continuous learning  • Close the gap of knowledge and experience between educators 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 http://www.corwin.com/connectededucators/. “With this book, Sinanis and Sanfelippo have written a well-researched, yet accessible guide to the how and why school administrators should embrace social media. This book will help school administrators who are still debating whether or not to be online jump into the waters.” ? —Chris Lehmann, Founding Principal Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA

Introduction
Introduction

Atale from Tony . . .

As the sole administrator in an elementary school, my opportunities to collaborate and grow as an instructional leader are limited. Although I do work closely with our staff, families, and students on a daily basis, these interactions do not necessarily provide me with opportunities to dialogue about the challenges, goals, and successes that are specific to being a school principal. Furthermore, with my emphasis being on meeting the needs of others, my personal and professional growth and development are rarely at the forefront of my daily practice. As school principals, our roles as instructional leaders are different than any other position within the world of education. As Lytle ...

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