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
Chapter 1: The Expectations for Today’s Principals
The Expectations for Today’s Principals
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[Page 6]When considering the role of the principal, many envision the disciplinarian who handles all the behavior problems, the organizer of all things unfolding throughout the school day, or the individual who supervises the main office. Although these are responsibilities that typically fall under the purview of the principal, the daily expectations go way beyond these needs. A school leader today is supposed to act as an entrepreneur and a person of vision, able to inspire, empower, and motivate his staff under the auspices of a shared mission statement that fosters common goals for ...