Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways that Great Leaders Inspire Learning that Teachers, Students, and Parents Love
Water is amazing and seemingly always finds a way. It has the ability to form, replenish our system, power equipment, and can wipe out entire cities. Leaders have the same properties. Some end up conforming to their environment as water would with a cup or bowl. Some have the power to wipe out entire populations and others lift the level of the land. The best leaders take little openings and create space for those they lead. They find the smallest cracks of opportunity and create a path that was not there before. They shape the land. They find a way. This is Hacking Leadership. Education tends to operate from a deficit model. It also tends to move glacially. Hacking leadership is about finding innovative solutions to issues that have plagued the system for years, and implementing them tomorrow. The focus is on practical application. We all know the problems exist, but knowledge of problems does not make our daily life in schools easier. Utilizing the tools in Hacking Leadership will allow you and your team to find the openings and create space for those you lead. Space to learn. Space to teach. Space to thrive. You will help change the landscape of public education…TODAY
The Power of Branding: Telling Your School's Story
When is the last time something amazing happened in your school? How many people knew about it? The work done in schools all across the globe is spectacular. Kids gather…learn…leave…and make the world we live in a better place. So…amazing things happen all the time. The issue is the stories about schools are being told by people who have no affiliation with schools. The idea of branding schools isn't about selling kids or making false promises…it’s about promoting the amazing things happening for those not experiencing them on a daily basis. Telling the story of schools helps create a narrative that builds culture and gives everyone in your community an identity. Utilizing social media and being the chief storyteller in your district is a great way to celebrate the success of students with parents and the community. FIND YOUR AUDIENCE...BUILD YOUR BRAND...CELEBRATE KIDS!!
Ever feel like you arrive at school, go through the day, and wonder if anything actually got done? The day to day operations of a school leader tend to impede the opportunity for professional learning in their position. The administrator in a school is responsible for leading a learning organization. If we are going to lead the learning in schools, we need to find a way to do it together. Too often administrators are left on an island because they are the only person in the building with their particular role. This book provides a road map for taking ownership of your own learning as a school leader while still leading the work done at the building level.