In the conversation below, Daisy Dyer Duerr, Justin Tarte, Tom Whitford & Sam LeDeaux discuss what it means to balance being an effective administrator as well as staying connected.
I hope everyone is having a great week and enjoying the students at your respective schools. We are blessed to have jobs that make such an impact!
I just wanted to do a check in and see how people are doing? If you have any feedback about how the #SAVMP project is going, I would love to hear it. If you could email me directly with the good, bad, or ugly, I would love to hear your stories.
One of the things that was clearly stated when joining this program was that there was an expectation of using blogs and Twitter to connect
. I know that everyone is busy, but reflection is vital to the success of an administrator, and open reflection creates a transparent environment. I have been inspired by the many tweets and blogs that have been shared through the #savmp hashtag, and I am hoping that more will come from a wider range of people within the program. This is a great chance for you to not only reflect, but also to learn from others.
Here is a post on taking time to reflect:
Also, when we openly share our learning, we create a much more positive footprint and for many of you looking to go into administration in the future, “googling” someone is becoming a normal practice in the hiring process. If you googled yourself, what do you find? Again, this is something that we want to model with students.
Take a look at some of the #savmp tweets
. They are inspiring and share some great stories of learning and leading. I am inspired every time I see new content. Thank you.
Here are some questions I am hoping others can answer in the comments below. How has blogging, tweeting, or being connected in general made you a better leader? I am hoping that others can jump in and share the transformation that this has done to their practice as a leader.