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 5: The Impact of Sharing
The Impact of Sharing
Elementary school principal Melinda Miller was at a loss. She had a wonderful staff—they were great with kids—and the culture of her building was fantastic. She was clearly part of an environment that wanted to do what was best for students. The loss came in the idea that she didn’t know if she was doing everything she could to help them grow as professionals. She had a weekly newsletter, would send out reminder e-mails, and would point people toward resources when they were presented to her.
Moving an already high-functioning school to the next level is one of the hardest things we can do as leaders. The thought that the group is already doing a number of things ...