August 27, 2014
When a leader is assigned to an organization…success or stumbling is determined by the individual's plans for making
Is it... I am here to save the day and we will proceed
according to my plans or is there an attempt at creating a team mentality which
means that the leader is working to create trust?
Leadership requires more than a plan but time spent purposefully
As Seth Godin, in Tribes, comments... “Leadership is not management.”
This means that you have to get others on board…you
have to spend time building a team…and creating a trusting organization…avoiding…It’s
my way or the highway…Not just thinking that I only have to tell people what to do and they will do it.
Throughout this episode I reflect on comments from the works
of Dan Pink, P. Lencioni, and J. Maxwell.
After listening, I hope that you will spend some time evaluating
your team direction and decide whether you have created real trust. Ask
yourself…Do your members really interact with each other or are they simply
complying for fear of retribution or being wrong?
Listed below are the links to books that I mentioned as well
as the opening YouTube clip. I hope that you will take time to explore these
wonderful tools for developing your teams.
YouTube Clip from Opening
Dysfunctions of a Team
With People by John Maxwell
17 Indisputable laws of Team Work by John Maxwell
Sell is Human by Daniel Pink
Drive by Daniel
August 13, 2014
people I taught myself how to do Twitter… but I wanted to make sure that I did
it right! I had the chance to take a class titled Twitter 101 and many of my
questions were answered.
is a Social Media Specialist with the Georgia Department of Education who has a
background in communication and journalism and says , “I kind of fell into
social media as a job.”
advice for educators who might be afraid of using Twitter primarily because
they only hear about the bad situations that have happened.
comments that Digital Citizenship 101 should be taught in every class to all
kids and to the staff. She noted that New York City Schools, Facebook, and
Edutopia have recently released examples of these guidelines for schools to
what, she emphasizes that it is important to “be smart with our on-line
reputation.” Make sure that you pay extra close attention to this part of the
interview as she makes many points that help to address the use of social media
in the classroom and as a professional educator.
We also talk
about Twitter etiquette, RTs, MTs, follows, Favoriting, the restriction of 140 characters, creating a
handle, the list function, and of course the # Hashtag!
enjoyed the opportunity to learn about Twitter from Leslie and I know you will,
the links below to some of the resources she referenced.
Also Follow Her on Twitter Here!
August 6, 2014
Williams started teaching elementary school and now teaches beginning teachers
at Utah Valley University. She has been
in education for 28 years. She specializes in how to teach science.
I think that
you will really enjoy this very practical and user friendly episode. It is
filled with ideas for challenging your students to expand their understanding
of the content through the use of foldable graphic organizers and interactive
explains what foldable graphic organizers and interactive notebooks are and
describes how to use them. She talks about why teachers should want to use them
and how they can help the kids with retention. Lynda states, “The notebook
gives the kids a chance to process an idea in writing…it is great for
explaining and recording information visually and linguistically.” She notes
that kids and students of all ages enjoy using the organizers and the notebook,
even her adults in college.
notebooks is engaging and retention of content information is increased but
there are other benefits. Lynda reflected, “ A couple of side benefits of using
these resources is that the notebook makes an awesome study guide and the
students have created a portfolio of their work.”
that teachers who are experimenting with the organizers and notebooks should
model frequently and keep their instructions clear.
Lynda has an
amazing blog, posts on Twitter, has very helpful boards on Pinterest, and has a
store at Teachers pay Teachers. See the links below. I hope that you will take the time to check out her many resources.
Lynda's Teachers Pay Teachers Store
Teaching Learning Leading K12/ Lynda's Guest Blog
Enjoy the Show!