Mentoring Matters December 2015: Superintendents
Pay your sleep debt! Seize the Z’s to improve your leadership-life fit! More sleep=more creativity, better decision-making, more empathy, and better overall health!
Leading Learning – 8 Tips for Navigating Social Media in Schools
Improve communication and celebrate your district’s successes by tapping the power of social media. Access the list here:.
Rehema Ellis on Messaging
Rehema Ellis shared this video at the recent Learning Forward annual conference 2015 as part of her address to exemplify the type of messaging in which our schools need to be engaged. She impressed upon the audience the need to “manage your message.” Keep it student-focused. What are your students doing? “News,” explained Ellis, “is the unexpected.” Your stories are out there. Notice them. What’s the learning your students are jazzed about? Tell the stories in the hearts of your students and staff, enlist others to share in the telling, and use social media. Ellis noted, “If you get a million hits, I am going to look for you!”
Connecting to Resources – District Administration’s 2015 Top Products
Follow this link to see what colleagues around the country have submitted to District Administration magazine regarding what they use to achieve district excellence.
Leading Learning—Engaging Our Families
Experienced administrator and author of Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles , Steve Constantino shares a multitude of tools and strategies to connect our families to our schools. From a survey tool to gauge our current levels of engagement to ideas to promote caring, this list will move you quickly to action!
Follow this link for access to all of the resources identified above, and then click on ‘Download All Resources’.
These lists are intended as a guide—we encourage you to process in your mentor-mentee team to identify other items that may need your attention!