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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  Below are the tweets that caught my this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Habits of resilient people: 1 seek feedback 2 anticipate outcomes 3 practice religiously 4 no excuses 5 intentionally struggle 6 work hard”— Tim Bonello (@bonellot) June 23, 2014 When you change, you’re asking those around you to change.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) June 24, 2014 You better dig deep, because I will NOT be defeated! #forlove— David Fife (@DavidFifeVP) June 24, 2014 You cannot learn how to be great from someone average! @ToddWhitaker #clasconv14— Becky Good (@ogtigermom) June 25, 2014 One who fears failure limits his activities. – Henry Ford— Amy Wilkinson (@amymwilkinson) June 25, 2014 Enjoy your last day with students. Be proud of all you shared with them and how you inspired them to take this learning journey with you!— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) June 26, 2014 You won’t get where...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look.     Students won't be risk takers if their teacher isn't. @ToddWhitaker— Tracy Kincy (@tlkincy) June 16, 2014 Innovation comes only from readily and seamlessly sharing information rather than hoarding it. - Tom Peters— Amy Wilkinson (@amymwilkinson) June 16, 2014 How to Kill Your Child’s Creativity http://t.co/c3ee9bdsmt #edchat #kinderchat #tvdsb— David Fife (@DavidFifeVP) June 16, 2014 Sometimes, not having the last word is the strongest message you can send!— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) June 17, 2014 Secrets to Great Presentations http://t.co/1XCzhvbunk via @leadershipfreak— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) June 18, 2014 Collaborative inquiry is both a method of problem solving and an approach to professional learning #swstchat— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) June 19, 2014 When you talk, you repeat what you already know. But when you listen, you may learn something new. So True pic.twitter.com/CVECyl8m4M—...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     The most beautiful things in life.... pic.twitter.com/Jxds2VnIXd— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) June 9, 2014 Want to improve a student's competence? Start by improving his confidence.— Kylene Beers (@KyleneBeers) June 9, 2014 "the best schl leadrs understand how 2navigate the change dynamic so that all stds can have the outstanding schl they deserve"@ToddWhitaker— Ken (@Ken_TeacherDad) June 11, 2014 Sure, we all need to make a living... but wouldn't it be better to make a living while also making someone else's life better... #edchat— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) June 11, 2014 "Mistakes come from doing, but so does success." - John Wooden— MichaelSmithSupt (@principalspage) June 12, 2014 It doesn't matter how much we know, what matters is how clearly others can understand what we know.— Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) June 12, 2014 Compassion is of...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and check them out!     Being connected allows all educators to become like the best educators. #iaedchat— Todd (@ToddWhitaker) June 2, 2014 Love this ! pic.twitter.com/Yii9LvidrT— Tanya Avrith (@edtechschools) June 2, 2014 How to transform frustration into positive direction? http://t.co/m4cOt8sfsp pic.twitter.com/tbEHgVLvhe— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) June 2, 2014 Understand the person before answering their question or addressing their problem.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) June 3, 2014 "Anyone who says failure is not an option has also ruled out innovation." -Seth Godin— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) June 4, 2014 Obstacles are great incentives. – Jules Michelet— Amy Wilkinson (@amymwilkinson) June 4, 2014 If you aren't carving out your own niche in the world, then the best that can happen is that you fit in someone else's... #beyou #edchat— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) June 5, 2014 Wonder if it works?...
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  "Learning happens in the minds and souls, not in the databases of multiple choice test" ~ Sir Ken Robinson   This morning during a beautiful drive into work I listened to a story on the radio that was both touching and concerning at the same time. One of our local radio stations was doing a their morning show live at the Children's Hospital to help support a fundraising campaign. During one of the segments they interviewed a young 12 year old girl that just a few years earlier was fighting for her life at that very same hospital as a result of a brain tumor. The girl and her mother both gave touching recounts about their time at the hospital and all the wonderful staff that helped them through a very difficult and challenging time. The young girl was very articulate and charming as she explained what her condition...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!   Problem-solvers create the future by asking, "How can we make it work" rather than saying it won't. #Leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) May 26, 2014 A study finds that the best leaders are humble leaders #cpchat http://t.co/SlMfgTUy6j— Dennis Sparks (@DennisSparks) May 26, 2014 Great leaders not only value the ideas of others…they create the necessary space for those ideas to percolate and evolve.— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) May 26, 2014 Learning from others allows us to grow, gain from their experiences, knowledge…emulating others keeps us from becoming what is uniquely you— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) May 28, 2014 A3 Having a strong PLN can help answer any questions you have facing while tackling your summer learning goals. #txlchat— Jerry Blumengarten (@cybraryman1) May 28, 2014 “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my this past week. Scroll through and have a look!   Fearful leaders get ahead by letting others fail.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) May 19, 2014 The busier we become the easier it is to become distracted from things that matter.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) May 20, 2014 "The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King Jr.— MichaelSmithSupt (@principalspage) May 20, 2014 "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain — MichaelSmithSupt (@principalspage) May 20, 2014 At what point does 'taking learning outside our school walls' move beyond being a field trip and become just what we do? #think35— Chris Wejr (@ChrisWejr) May 20, 2014 "We are conditioning students for a world that is multiple choice, when it's really open-ended." - N. Ferroni— Growing Leaders (@GrowingLeaders) May 20,...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore ― William Faulkner— Eric Sheninger (@NMHS_Principal) May 12, 2014 Nothing like a good quote to kick off a Monday! http://t.co/pxucvxEWFN— Carrie McEachern (@mceach_17) May 12, 2014 Don't wait for an opportunity. Make one.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) May 13, 2014 When students Learn about learning they're capable of helping teachers teach and students to learn. Tech can enable such learnings. #edchat— Mark E. Weston Ph.D. (@ShiftParadigm) May 13, 2014 "Don't give in to hate."— Star Wars Quotes (@StarWarsQuotes7) May 15, 2014 Wanting something to change doesn’t change anything. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) May 15, 2014 Grades don't always measure intelligence and age doesn't always define maturity!— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) May 17, 2014 "As soon as children...
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