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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words In the past, I have written about my journey from digital nomad and detractor to leader. The catalyst for this transformation came in part from Twitter. My experiences in this social space forced me to take a critical lens to my professional practice as well as that of my staff in my school.  Over time my primary use of social media shifted from…

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Build a Door for Opportunity to Knock On – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Build a Door for Opportunity to Knock On Build a Door for Opportunity to Knock On “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle I love the quote above. It did not resonate with me early in my career as a school administrator, but later became sort of a personal mantra.  For years I always looked at the world through a “glass half empty” lens.  Challenges morphed into excuses, and in the end, nothing changed. …

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A Principal’s Reflections: The Skinny on Hashtags – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: The Skinny on Hashtags The Skinny on Hashtags Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it.  There was no apparent rhyme or reason to using these in any messages whether long or short. One of them was the hashtag (#). Before Twitter I referred to this as the “pound sign” on the telephone and only used it…

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