Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!   Extend respect don't seek it. #leadership #personaldevelopment— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 8, 2014 Teachers learning from teachers...powerful! Job embedded learning in action! pic.twitter.com/Y1cKpbElM6— Bethany Hill (@bethhill2829) December 9, 2014 Motivation highest when students know what they need to do, feel confident, have choice and get feedback#learningfwd14— Sharon Douglas (@SDouglas16) December 9, 2014 If students are going to survive in this world they need collaborative problem-solving. #learningfwd14— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) December 9, 2014 Same could be said at ALL grade levels. Learn by playing. School should be fun. pic.twitter.com/cRJ6CzOrRL— Tim Johnson (@Supt_Johnson) December 10, 2014 Define yourself by your future not your past. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 10, 2014 7 ways to be grateful like a leader: http://t.co/ySseyJYo7L ! pic.twitter.com/1eLo8ND1M8— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 10, 2014 We can do better...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     How do we maintain our curiosity and sense of adventure? #growthmindset pic.twitter.com/lhbLXyfdyY— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) December 1, 2014 Forget about fairness. Just do your best, regardless. Fairness destroys gratitude.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 1, 2014 The longer I lead the more I realize leading people includes leading emotions. #Leadership #LFreak— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 2, 2014 Try to be the 2% mindset today... #edchat #unionrxi pic.twitter.com/LsFEBW7xJB— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) December 2, 2014 Half the leaders that I have met don't need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop. - Peter Drucker. http://t.co/6xFFS0jrK8— Doug Peterson (@dougpete) December 2, 2014 #Leadership Tip: Define the future before changing the present.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 5, 2014 90% #Ontario #principals believe their work is meaningful #OPCLeadStudy http://t.co/CPkxkQcWgO...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Just launched http://t.co/P72KtWfvpl Built on Scratch - works on iPads! Please RT @DavidFifeVP @DebbiSluys @mskawilson @pattimarathon— Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) November 23, 2014 Students, as well as T's, require a #growthmindset. Great display @juliecassidy7! #tvdsb #tvinnovates @DavidFifeVP pic.twitter.com/9zNyyD40AZ— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) November 24, 2014 The Profile of a Modern Teacher: pic.twitter.com/RNONxeDTkN #edchat #cpchat #PASCD2014— Allison Rodman (@thelearningloop) November 24, 2014 Bringing classroom creativity into the 21st century http://t.co/RrKk0mKhkz #edchat #edtech pic.twitter.com/54f5m0QBSP— Storybird (@Storybird) November 24, 2014 Develop your ability to develop others. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) November 26, 2014 "We are often better served by connecting ideas than we are by protecting them." -Steve Johnson 'Where Good Ideas Come From'— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) November 26, 2014 Think of gratitude as a behavior not a feeling. http://t.co/UkSjwvmnVb pic.twitter.com/9xOWX05efd— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) November...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     To help kids make SENSE of math, set out tasks likely to yield intriguing results, ask What do you notice? & What do you wonder? -M.Burns— Alfie Kohn (@alfiekohn) November 17, 2014 Fact: there is NOT a direct correlation between amount of snow and excitement of a kindergartener #kinderchat pic.twitter.com/OljgDfsuaW— Matt Gomez (@mattBgomez) November 17, 2014 Every excuse prolong mediocrity. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) November 17, 2014 "Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath. Happy creating." - M.F. Ryan #YouMatter— Angela Maiers (@AngelaMaiers) November 17, 2014 What should a teacher tweet about? #tvadmin #tvdsb pic.twitter.com/UWzqLmakjB— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) November 19, 2014 It's the ideas that scare us the most…that we know deep down inside we should be focused on pursuing.— David Culberhouse...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     "The right attitude very rarely leads to the wrong action." - Tom Ziglar— MichaelSmithSupt (@principalspage) November 9, 2014 1,000 kids explain what would help them become better readers: pic.twitter.com/pb6eeMyaPs— Kylene Beers (@KyleneBeers) November 10, 2014 Servant-leaders explore ways to be better without feeling offended they weren’t good enough.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) November 11, 2014 Difficult to be a pioneer and engage discovery learning…if you are only working in assurances and knowns.— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) November 11, 2014 EXCELLENT! “@langwitches: Documenting FOR Learning http://t.co/TcsHebTfYH pic.twitter.com/GJTsUl6vJ4”— David Truss (@datruss) November 11, 2014 You can't mandate creativity and innovation…just as experimentation and discovery can't be coerced. Create a path, don't force a formula.— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) November 13, 2014 Innovation and creativity doesn't begin with technology…it begins with ideas and your mindset.— David Culberhouse...
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  "Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better" ~ Mason Cooley   I started the title for this blog with a partial quote "The more things change..." because of what I have experienced with the use of technology in the classroom over my career. The technology has changed dramatically, but not so much how it is used and who is using it. For the second year in a row I was honoured to present at the Bring IT Together conference in Niagara Falls. This year I presented with my good friend @sbruyns on being a connected administrator. Although I thought our session went very well I left the conference with a sense of emptiness.  The sessions I attended were valuable and the keynotes were excellent. What really struck me though was something that Ron Canuel talked about during his Friday morning keynote. The idea that it's always the same faces, and...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Amazing #RemembranceDay word clouds created in @Tagxedo. @TuckerMHMusic #tvdsb @DavidFifeVP @deeksd @TraciWells2 pic.twitter.com/rmJ5drWUCn— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) November 4, 2014 Pedagogy is the driver, technology is the accelerator. #suptchat #edtech pic.twitter.com/xOp3EMoCvC— Melany Stowe (@MelanyStowe) November 6, 2014 Leaders become toxic when they can't deal with things that make them unhappy. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) November 6, 2014 Let's build an app today! 4:00 Peller Estates D - Coding in Math by @mraspinall #bit14 #csk8 http://t.co/p2aGPxeY7n— Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) November 6, 2014 Today we will explore.... Instead of Today we will learn @rmbyrne #bit14— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) November 6, 2014 YouTube and Google are the two biggest searches. Put yourself out there and things happen. @rmbyrne #bit14— Lisa Morris (@LisaLMorris) November 6, 2014 Check out this list of coding resources for classrooms!...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     As we begin to write progress reports reframe thinking about our comments. #growthmindset pic.twitter.com/MvTututAjJ— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) October 20, 2014 Persistent frustration points to unfulfilled passion.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) October 20, 2014 Marzano nails the10 Design Questions @MarzanoResearch improve your teaching! http://t.co/1vwxAMVBOp Check them out!— TeachersWithApps (@TeachersApps) October 20, 2014 Any type of innovative change will be resisted, rejected and even ridiculed in the beginning…your passion will provide the persistence.— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) October 21, 2014 "Learning never exhausts the mind." ~ Leonardo da Vinci #edleader #edchat #MerivaleHS #ocdsb pic.twitter.com/B6gYdTJW1E— Lino DeGasperis (@LinoDeGasperis) October 22, 2014 S's trying out #GoogleCardboard for the 1st time! Inexpensive VR headset made out of cardboard. #edtech #google pic.twitter.com/AT8UBHdsou— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) October 22, 2014 It's the teaching, not the technology that will make...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Coaching is helping people find their own solutions and strategies.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) October 13, 2014 Love this. pic.twitter.com/m7t7AoO6Nv— Michelle Deman (@deman_demn) October 14, 2014 I believe we need to spend less time in classes driving instruction and allow students and teachers more time in school working. #edchat— William Chamberlain (@wmchamberlain) October 14, 2014 Very good communication by Jessica F. as demonstrated in her exit ticket. Way to go! pic.twitter.com/oH5DVvQjge— Sabrina Tyrer (@SabrinaTyrer) October 15, 2014 S's using @explainevrythng to provide summaries of pic books. Led by UWO teacher candidate Ms. Simpson. @WesternUEdu pic.twitter.com/TcKZNK5bCm— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) October 15, 2014 The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.— Quote Soup (@Quote_Soup) October 16, 2014 S's using library space...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Professional development is now the responsibility of the professional, not the institution. @willrich45 #BBSummit2014 — Kristen Swanson (@kristenswanson) October 7, 2014 Choose to trust people. If we don't life grinds to a halt. Malcolm Gladwell interview at World Business Forum #WBFNY — Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) October 7, 2014 iPad Research in Schools | University of Hull http://t.co/4nVobCyGMT — Scott McLeod (@mcleod) October 8, 2014 Power of yet.....#growthmindset pic.twitter.com/Tx1UzU8POB — Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) October 9, 2014 Passion is useless without courage. #leadership — Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) October 9, 2014 Good teachers give their knowledge, but great teachers give their hearts. #edchat #whatisschool — Nicholas A. Ferroni (@NicholasFerroni) October 10, 2014 Calling All School Leaders. The time for excuses is over! We need to be technologically literate as a part of our...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     "When you pay attention, everything is your teacher." ~ Ezra Bayda #mindfulness— Everyday Mindfulness (@mindfuleveryday) September 22, 2014 Those who work hardest to climb the ladder grow strongest. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) September 23, 2014 Some teachers taught material today. Other teachers taught students today. And there's a big difference.— Blunt Educator (@BluntEducator) September 23, 2014 It is much easier to criticize a leader than it is to be one. #Leadership #edchat— Todd (@ToddWhitaker) September 23, 2014 Lead by values not results. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) September 24, 2014 Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh #edchat—  Sue Gorman (@sjgorman) September 24, 2014 "Bad decisions made with good intentions, are still bad decisions.” - Jim Collins— MichaelSmithSupt (@principalspage) September 25, 2014...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Qualities not measured by tests. pic.twitter.com/KMorbMQqS7— MichaelSmithSupt (@principalspage) September 14, 2014 “@ToddWhitaker: It is very beneficial if leaders model the use of tech, but it is essential that they support the use of tech." #tvadmin— Marion Moynihan (@MarionMoynihan) September 15, 2014 It's all about the relationships that you create and nurture with your students, that matters the most! pic.twitter.com/DgIuucBazD— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) September 15, 2014 Student quote: "It doesn't feel like we are doing work when we use Minecraft, but we are."— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) September 15, 2014 "For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate." Margaret Heffernan— George Couros (@gcouros) September 15, 2014 I am the greatest - I said that even before I knew I was. Muhammad Ali #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) September...
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Below are the tweets that caught my this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Letting someone fail may help them succeed. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) September 8, 2014 Representing seven in grade seven! #mhps http://t.co/culjvHUilD pic.twitter.com/PDSaLWwLJs— Danielle Deeks (@deeksd) September 8, 2014 #Gafe Tip: Add avatar to S profile by selecting "Settings" from Mail app, then upload pic. #googleclassroom #edtech #tvdsbic #tvdsb #edapp— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) September 8, 2014 If people believe in you, teach them to believe in themselves. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) September 8, 2014 What makes for a great day of inquiry & learning? The discovery of baby bunnies just outside the school doors! pic.twitter.com/p5jCJXnWhH— Michael Tamasi (@miketamasi) September 9, 2014 How often do teachers in your school/district get to go observe other teachers in the district? It's one of the best forms of PD... #edchat— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) September 10, 2014...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     How to Set Up Digital Workstations | http://t.co/a2JBzIiKyW http://t.co/sxM2zHDl10 (When class design supports the learning) #edcampldr— Erin Klein (@KleinErin) August 4, 2014 Personal Branding is a Leadership Requirement; Not a Self Promotion Campaign http://t.co/kiP2ydWONa #edcampldr— Christine DiPaulo (@ckdipaulo) August 4, 2014 google form to give teacher shout outs for celebrating successes! #edcampldr this is AMAZING!— Brian (@btcostello05) August 4, 2014 If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done! pic.twitter.com/a5OFmvElGr— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) August 7, 2014 “It is not a question of ‘Will I make a difference?’ Rather, it’s ‘What difference will I make?” Kouzes/Posner.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) August 8, 2014 Be predictable but reject conformity. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) August 10, 2014 ...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Motivate others by telling them how their life impacts you. #leadership #motivation— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) July 28, 2014 Success is like an iceberg pic.twitter.com/anHBmqhHUH— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) July 29, 2014 Engaged teachers engage students. Mtgs. should be about teachers engaging teachers. #edchat— Mel Riddile (@PrincipalDiff) July 29, 2014 My hope is that all classrooms will be creative, innovative and places where learning is amplified through incredible experiences.#ettsummit—  Sue Gorman (@sjgorman) July 30, 2014 Here are 10 simple ways you can engage your teachers and show them appreciation right away: http://t.co/gWZBknc7k7— ASCD (@ASCD) July 31, 2014 To model, I am going to create digital portfolios for all of my teachers this year. #satchatwc— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) August 2, 2014 ...
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"We can no longer afford to sustain a school structure built for a time long past." ~ Eric Sheninger The quote above is one that resonated with me immediately after reading it. I received my copy of Digital Leadership - Changing Paradigms for Changing Times by Eric Sheninger shortly after it was released from Corwin. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to start reading it until last week. Better late than never. Although I am only on chapter 5 there have been times where I have caught myself saying "Yes!" out loud and times of quiet reflection about the path my school is currently on. It was chapter 2 - Why Schools Must Change and in particular the section titled The Time for Excuses is Over that is the inspiration for this post. During my time as a classroom teacher, learning technologies coordinator and vice principal I have tried to...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!   Many in leadership positions talk about doing what's right. But only the true leaders actually do it. — Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) July 14, 2014 Successful leaders never pretend things are OK when they aren't. — Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) July 14, 2014 Success comes for our students when they find where their passions meet their talents. #ade2014 — Sean Junkins (@sjunkins) July 14, 2014 In the era of social media & tech, there's no reason for students' work to only be seen by their teachers. #edchat pic.twitter.com/XAtChr1l0T — Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) July 15, 2014 2michaelfullan1 "Change does not work from top down or bottom up. Change works from the middle across the system." #blc14 #edtech — Alan November (@globalearner) July 16, 2014 'Start where you are. Use what you have. Do...
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  "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." ~ Babe Ruth   Spain 1982 was the first World Cup that I remember being totally engrossed in. I was 12 years old at the time playing for an Italian soccer club where I was the only Canadian on the team. Every game I watched was a learning experience. I realized quickly the passion Italians had for the game and how it was entrenched in their culture. I remember our coach telling us to watch every game, picking the player that played our position and to watch only their movements. I remember watching the Italian hero Paolo Rossi score 6 goals in the tournament. But what I remember most was how Italy grew...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     @DavidFifeVP @Carla_Pereira2 @msmross Also gives educators a chance to tell their own stories directly to the community. Powerful.— Andrew Campbell (@acampbell99) July 7, 2014 Leadership is influence and imprints-how you lead, what you model, how you treat people-determines how much you have and the marks you leave— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) July 7, 2014 There's never full assurance you're right, sometimes there's just courage…to keep moving forward, knowing that you are doing the right thing— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) July 7, 2014 After today, I see even more value to multi-age groupings, regardless of student needs.Small group instruction & inquiry make this possible!— Aviva Dunsiger (@avivaloca) July 7, 2014 Build a good C.U.L.T.U.R.E. collaborate | understand | love | trust | unite | respect | empower #edchat #cpchat #leadership— Dan McCabe (@danieldmccabe)...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Learn enough to say no to the good and yes to the best. – John Maxwell— Amy Wilkinson (@amymwilkinson) July 2, 2014 [TODAY] Eliminate clutter that depletes energy and anchors the status quo | Dennis Sparks http://t.co/wV6yrcYFgU #miched #cpchat— Dennis Sparks (@DennisSparks) July 2, 2014 Why I hate scripted curriculum. http://t.co/M8aSRF1Zlx— John Spencer (@edrethink) July 4, 2014 Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while. J Welch— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) July 4, 2014 Lose purpose; lose passion.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) July 4, 2014 ...
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