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 6: Addressing the Gap
Addressing the Gap
The gap—it is there whether we want to admit it or not. The gap exists for everyone. Every educator, in every classroom, in every school, and in every district, is impacted by the gap. The gap of knowledge, the gap of information, and the gap of experience are ones that impact all of us. As educators, we must accept the fact that our knowledge, information, and experiences are often limited by what we have taught within a certain context, and this limitation often becomes the gap. But the gap doesn’t necessarily have to be a fixed place where we stop learning and growing. It is not the end. It is just the gap. And we have to access the ...