Get Connected

2 Aug

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While catching up on various professional reading, this includes podcasts and twitter in the holidays I got to thinking it is such a great form of PLD. Plus it’s free. Reconnecting with other educators, making new friends, and strengthening my skills and knowledge so I can be a better leader, are all great reasons to for me to be connected online.

While I was reflecting, I question, why aren’t more school leaders in the secondary environment using these tools? As one school leader who does here are some thoughts.

Reason 1: Time. Sorry that is the beauty of this tool. We can go online anytime.

Reason 2: Tools like twitter are for teachers. Yes, they are, but they’re also for SLT, parents, future educators, curriculum leaders, anyone who has a connection with students and schools. Remember as a school leader you are the Lead Teacher. I have learned so much through these tools.

Reason 3: I’m not a Techie and I am not a Guru. I think there is a common misunderstanding . That’s not true. Any topic is up for learning, sharing, and facilitating. In fact, two of the sessions I attended over the break one I volunteered to facilitate, were about non-technology topics: one was restorative practice and the other flexible learning spaces.

Reason 4: I’m too busy, there’s nothing of value for me. See number one. It is true that you get out what you put in. If you make connections, share ideas, suggest things you want to learn about, and have an open mind, there will be value for you.

School leaders I urge, you need to find and get involved in the conversation. So, dispel those reasons, model for your teachers, and engage in ako-be a lifelong learner.

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