The Best Use of Words Successful leaders lift people; poor leaders drain them. You either bring vitality or you exhaust. Recently a leader from a Fortune 500 company that I’ve worked with reminded me of something I wrote. Home Eric is the Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. He is passionate about establishing and fostering learning environments that are student-centered, collaborative, flexible, and prepare all learners to succeed in the 21st Century. As an educational administrator he firmly believes that effective communication, listening, support, shared decision making, and the integration of technology are essential elements necessary for the transformation of school cultures. Eric has emerged as an innovative leader in the use of social media and web 2.0 technology as tools to engage students, improve communications with stakeholders, and help educators grow professionally. Eric is the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward.
What Happens After Teacher Leaders Meet? - Leading From the Classroom On Friday, August 3, the US Department of Education hosted Transforming the Teaching Profession: A Teacher Leader Convening. The purpose of the meeting was to gather teacher leaders from various education organizations to identify priorities and develop strategies to move the RESPECT Project vision forward. I had the opportunity to attend this event in my new position as a Director of Educator Engagement at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and as a former Teacher Ambassador with ED.
Dan Waldschmidt Topic: The Secret to Outrageous Results: 1000 Stories And 4 Years of Research Later. December 17th 11AM Miss the Show? We have you covered. Here’s the entire show. Leadership & Change As technology and globalization transform our economy and civic sphere, educators must rise to the challenge of preparing students for an ever more complex and cognitively demanding world. Education leaders are often faced with the challenge of encouraging teacher innovation while maintaining academic rigor and student performance. When we work with school leaders, we focus our discussions around three core questions: Why Change? - Making the case for 21st century skills instructionWhat Does Change Look Like?
Learn to Communicate Effectively with Free Resources Posted February 24th, 2014 by Juliana Trichilo Cina with No Comments I’ve always been a huge advocate of collaboration. There is simply nothing better than smart people coming together to achieve greater success than they could apart. This is how strong businesses are built. Five Questions For The (Technology) Leader As I am have been transitioning into a Technology Leadership role I have been thinking a lot about how to lead and drive real change in an environment where the pressures are clear. Technology is often seen as another thing. "I don't have time to worry about technology. Stop Procrastinating...Now - Amy Gallo by Amy Gallo | 9:25 AM October 11, 2011 It seems that no one is immune to the tendency to procrastinate. When someone asked Ernest Hemingway how to write a novel, his response was “First you defrost the refrigerator.” But putting off tasks takes a big hit on our productivity, and psyche. Procrastination is not inevitable.
Letter to school leaders Dear School Administrator, I’m writing this letter to encourage you to rethink the ways that technology is used in your school as well as in your own professional life. Although this letter may be critical at times, its intent is to help provide potential alternative views to the current status of technology in our schools. This letter addresses two major concerns related to technology and school leadership. The first concern is focused on the ways that technology is used, or not used, in our schools. Blog Archives One Great Suggestion for Giving Positive Recognition: Coaching for Leaders One of the factors of effective leadership is positive recognition, but do we practice this as often as we should? In this week’s... Read More
The 18 Characteristics of Great Principals School improvement efforts rely heavily on quality leadership. Educational leaders are tasked with establishing a collective vision for school improvement and initiating change to spur innovation, ensure student learning, and increase achievement. On July 13th I had the pleasure of hearing Dr.