As I sit here at 6:30 on a Sunday morning reading through Eric Sheninger's book on Digital Leadership and participating in a Voxer Book chat, I became inspired by Allison Petersen's comments related to taking action during times of change.In particular this quote from Eric's book "A vision begins with talk, but it will only become reality with action" really struck a chord. What actions have I been apart of over the past few years at Black River Middle School that have moved all school stakeholders forward in the digital era? Here is the list.......
I am sure there are a number of things I am leaving out. All in all though, it's a pretty thorough list. When school stakeholders work together in an environment that embraces autonomy and innovation anything is possible. Taking action is a must in today's educational world. Relying on what has worked in the past is no longer an option. Realizing that it's not about what we as educators are comfortable with. Rather, it's what the kids know in the present day and are comfortable with in their own learning environment. Please share ways in which you have taken action in the digital era by leaving a comment below. Keep fighting the good fight!
5/26/2014 01:58:26 am
It is so refreshing to see Brad the many actions you have taken to initiate sustainable change at your school. All to often the digital world is just an echo chamber where ideas and opinions are flung in all directions, yet there is no connection to actions leading to change. We need more change/action leaders as opposed to thought leaders. Keep up the great work.
5/26/2014 06:50:01 am
Eric: Good point about needing more change agents. Thanks for reading and inspiring. Keep fighting the good fight!
5/28/2014 01:32:38 pm
Just when you think you're not doing enough, you make a list like that and (sigh) WOW. You should be proud of how far you've come and look forward to even more growth each year. The fact that you are willing to make change is inspiring. It truly is impressive and I hope I'm lucky to be a part of an open-minded team like yours one day.
5/28/2014 10:21:26 pm
Thanks for the kind words Jennifer. I work with outstanding colleagues and stakeholders.
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