Take a Shelfie Not a Selfie – Education Article

I’ve talked about the  Art of the Shelfie before, but I had a recent rant I just wanted to share with you.  You know what’s great about having a professional Twitter & Instagram? You can just focus on the kids. (It should already be our focus, right?) But it’s kinda comforting to hide behind the kids. Social Media shy? Take pics of your kids being awesome & post them. No One is Making You Take Selfies……or let me say it…

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15 Librarians To Follow On Instagram +5 More! – Education Article

Tis the season to be grateful. A couple weeks ago the On Our Mind blog by Scholastic shared an article featuring 15 Librarians to Follow on Instagram. I was so thrilled and honored to have been included on this list of librarians. I shared it on Twitter, took a screenshot, made the graphic above for my Annual Report, & of course called my Mom & Dad! But I never thought to blog about it (because, like bragging, right?)  until I saw…

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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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How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star – Education Article

 How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star – Branding Tips & Tricks First thing I gotta say, I don’t know that I really love the term Library Rockstars because I think ALL Teachers, Librarians, Teacher-Librarians, Educators….we’re all rock stars or each of us has an inner rock star just waiting to come out.  I also think it sounds a wee bit elitist. OK, a whole heck of a lot of elitist.  But who doesn’t want to rock it at…

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24 Social Media Shortcuts – Education Article

Sometimes, when you’re sharing the benefits of a professional Social Media presence, it can become a bit bewildering and overwhelming. I get that! With so many choices, it can make your head swim and quickly turn intimidating, and it’s easy to say “no way, not yet, not now, no how!”  And you let it slide for another week, month, or year! I’ve been there! So, I wanted to create a cheat sheet, an At-A-Glance Worksheet that would demystify the steps…

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#InnovatorsMindset Instagram Book Study (January 27, 2019 – February 9, 2019) – The Principal of Change – Education Article

This past July, I led a book study on Instagram, and it was a tremendous experience. It was a short process and encouraged participants to not only think deeply about their teaching and learning but also create their own media from the process while connecting with others. Because of the success of the first book study, we are going to lead another book study on”The Innovator’s Mindset,” starting on January 27th, 2019.  It will last for less than two weeks…

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9 EdTech Giveaways for Readers – Education Article

What was your favorite part of 2018? I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to choose just one. Although like every year, this one had it’s up and downs, there were so many things to celebrate in 2018. From a brand new book to lots of conference trips, it’s been a super fun year and now I want to celebrate with you! Last week I announced a series of special EdTech giveaways. There is still time left…

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IG Holiday Highlights & More! – Education Article

Hello Blogosphere and Edu friends! Here are some of our recent IG Highlights from the Holidays, #makermondaycrafternoon, Winter Smash, #MHTVNews, and our MHMS Memory Book Cover artist winner! WARNING: Because this post contains a LOT of Instagram embedded posts, it may take a bit longer to load. At the very bottom of the page I have links to why having a professional School or Library or School Library Instagram is important. Now, most of our kids love, I mean LOVE…

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