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What It Means to Be a Leader, 11 Tips

What It Means to Be a Leader, 11 Tips | New learning | Scoop.it
11 tips on leadership from Rodale, Inc CEO, Maria Rodale.
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"Get out of your comfort zone, and do new things and encourage your teams to do so, too, because that’s where creative ideas, strategic intelligence, and innovation come from"

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District Leaders Should Get Out of Their Office!

District Leaders Should Get Out of Their Office! | New learning | Scoop.it
District leaders have long had the reputation for sitting in their ivory towers and making all the rules. Here are a few ways one district leader is shattering that myth.
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Can't agree more!

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Keeping Our Eye on the Ball

Keeping Our Eye on the Ball | New learning | Scoop.it
Guest post by Danny Steele  Dear Principal: I suspect you’re tired. It is easy to get discouraged. Some principals may even be disillusioned. As Tim Messick noted, “Job descriptions are…
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Good article on the difficulty of being a principal in the age of compliance

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First things first: Principal as change agent

First things first: Principal as change agent | New learning | Scoop.it
Before we even begin to think about teacher being a change agent, we first need to ensure the conditions are in place for the principal be an effective agent of change in the school.  What do teachers think about the change styles of principals? You may be surprised by what they think. The article "The Relationships…
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Rarely happens, but good idea in theory.

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So You're an Educator and You're Not Reading?

So You're an Educator and You're Not Reading? | New learning | Scoop.it
Image Source: https://goo.gl/2V5cMn With the amount of information available for teachers, it is just unacceptable to continue makin
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great reading and blog selections here

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5 Questions to Help People Embrace Meaningful Change

5 Questions to Help People Embrace Meaningful Change | New learning | Scoop.it
  One of the biggest errors in leadership is when people aren’t moving forward and leaders look outward first, and not inward.  If you are wondering why people aren’t moving forward, ask how y…
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"If you are wondering why people aren’t moving forward, ask how you are changing your leadership first, not why they aren’t changing their practice."

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Marcus Aurelius on How to Motivate Yourself to Get Out of Bed in the Morning and Go to Work

Marcus Aurelius on How to Motivate Yourself to Get Out of Bed in the Morning and Go to Work | New learning | Scoop.it
"You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too, and what it demands of you."
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"When you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, remember that your defining characteristic— what defines a human being — is to work with others. Even animals know how to sleep. And it’s the characteristic activity that’s the more natural one — more innate and more satisfying."

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Every Child Needs a Renegade | Adjusting Course Blog | Dr. Brad Gustafson

Every Child Needs a Renegade | Adjusting Course Blog | Dr. Brad Gustafson | New learning | Scoop.it
Every Child Needs a Renegade
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Looking at new leadership styles that are actually child-centered not system-compliant

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Redefine the Role

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People often say to me, “I don’t want to be a principal…The things you have to do are just not for me.” My response immediately is, “You don’t have to do what th…
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I love this quote!

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Leading High-Performing School Districts | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Leading High-Performing School Districts | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | New learning | Scoop.it
School districts are largely invisible and of little interest to the public, except when conflicts among trustees, or between trustees and community groups, generate media attention. School closings, student busing policies and teacher professional development days are examples of issues that predictably attract such attention.
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Really interesting characteristics on what needs to be seen in strong districts.  

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Be a Change Agent

Be a Change Agent | New learning | Scoop.it
In 2013, I wrote “The 5 Characteristics of a Change Agent”, and the more I think about that post, the more it seems necessary that all educators look at themselves in this way.  It is n…
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Great post - be the change you want to see @gcouros 

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Working together: Principal of the Year Dr. Latoya Dixon builds relationships with staff, students and parents | Salisbury Post

Working together: Principal of the Year Dr. Latoya Dixon builds relationships with staff, students and parents | Salisbury Post | New learning | Scoop.it
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Building relationships is the most important thing we can do as school leaders

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4 Reasons Why Referencing Others Is a Good Thing

4 Reasons Why Referencing Others Is a Good Thing | New learning | Scoop.it
Recently, I have seen a lot of people frustrated with others “stealing” their stuff and using it as their own.  This has happened to me as well, and to be honest, it is extremely frustr…
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Great points - great leaders give credit - thanks George

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Flipboard on Flipboard

Flipboard on Flipboard | New learning | Scoop.it

Interesting list of leadership qualities, but might be too idealistic 

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excellent list, but I can't really say that I have seen even a handful of education leaderships who fit this description. Is this even possible?

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Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude

Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude | New learning | Scoop.it

Most leaders know what strong motivation looks like. When I ask leadership development clients to describe the type of motivation they’d like to see in their teams, they mention qualities such as persistence, being a self-starter, having a sense of accountability for and commitment to achieving results, and being willing to go the extra mile on projects or to help other team members. But many leaders have little idea of how to boost or sustain that level of motivation.


Via Roger Francis
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Attitude is everything

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It is entirely possible for leaders to learn to motivate even those employees they’ve given up on.
 
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How to gain more experience in less time | SmartBrief

How to gain more experience in less time | SmartBrief | New learning | Scoop.it
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New leaders have a great deal to learn.  

Confucius once said, “By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

Every new leader would be wise to take the necessary steps to gain as much wisdom as possible without having to endure the bitterness of wrong decisions.

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Does your school principal make house calls?

Does your school principal make house calls? | New learning | Scoop.it
A South Jersey principal aims to visit the house of every students in his elementary school this year.
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Terrific idea - I wish I had done more of these.

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Franklin High principal talks about nurturing a positive culture

Franklin High principal talks about nurturing a positive culture | New learning | Scoop.it
FRANKLIN - Franklin High School Principal Paul Peri says he wants to encourage C's but that isn't a bad thing.In his first year at the school, Peri said he and other administrators came up with a list of core values after conducting a listening tour at the school."We wanted this to be a year of communication; collaboration; comfort and care; and culture," he told the School Committee Tuesday. "As a new team, we felt our role was to listen, learn and support."Peri noted that, while there is
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What an important idea - to actually listen without jumping in and acting - showing respect for school culture

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Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation | New learning | Scoop.it
Justin Reich outlines ways school leaders can identify, apply and nurture changes that are needed to make sure education is keeping up with students' needs.
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"As a school leader, the first resource that you can offer innovative teachers is your enthusiasm and your protection."

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7 Reasons 'Classroom Leadership' Is Better Than 'Classroom Management' {Infographic}

7 Reasons 'Classroom Leadership' Is Better Than 'Classroom Management' {Infographic} | New learning | Scoop.it
There are a number of visuals like the one above that illustrate some distinctions between a boss and a leader. I bet you can thin
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Do you want to drive people or coach them?  The answer should be obvious.

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Culture Killers: Staff Issue or Leadership Issue?

Culture Killers: Staff Issue or Leadership Issue? | New learning | Scoop.it
I was talking with a 2nd grade teacher the other day about dealing with difficult people when during the conversation I noticed her eyes begin to tear up.  It was clear that she had been deeply wou…
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excellent article - leaders are responsible for creating a positive culture in their sphere of influence

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“There will be a place for you”

“There will be a place for you” | New learning | Scoop.it
Dealing with setbacks is tough and can often lead to feelings of resentment and jealousy. This short video from comedian Chelsea Handler is a really great story on how to deal with it, and gives a …
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Great advice - especially when things don't always work out

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You can't lead where you won't go!

You can't lead where you won't go! | New learning | Scoop.it
I refer back to the article, Improving Relationships in the Schoolhouse, quite often when considering the work we need to do as school leaders. The article, by Roland Barth, serves a constan
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“You can’t lead where you won’t go!”

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Purpose & Positivity, part 1 #thefirstyear

Purpose & Positivity, part 1 #thefirstyear | New learning | Scoop.it
I can't believe my first semester as principal is over. This being the only post I've made in December shows just how fast it has flown by. I think I've started 5 different blogs this month and got...
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Great post by first year principal Amber Teamann - remember to pace yourself!

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How Far One Can Go

How Far One Can Go | New learning | Scoop.it
I had just knocked off a bucket list item for my professional career, by keynoting TIES in Minnesota. Having attended the last two years as a featured speaker, I hoped that I would get the chance t…
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Great, encouraging post by George Couros - always look for the next opportunity to grow, don't stay mired in the past.

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