leadershipday2010 posts

Here’s the complete list below of posts for #leadershipday10 from Scott Mcleod‘s blog, Dangerously Irrelevant.

Leadership & Vision


Online Learning

Planning & Implementation

  • Becky Searls (@beckyjoy). Leadership Day 2010. How one district provided laptops for teachers…with a catch!
  • Justin Bathon (@edjurist). Rubber … Meet Road: Leadership Day 2010. Lessons and challenges from leading a real statewide education reform effort in Kentucky.
  • Maryna Badenhorst (@marynabadenhors). Visionary Leadership and e-learning. The roles and responsibilities of schools in the integration of e-learning:  Where will we hide in this e-learning storm that is brewing on the horizon?
  • Taber Akin. Leadership Day. A small list of technology successes in ISD 191.

Professional Development

  • Cheryl Oakes (@cheryloakes50). Leadership Day 2010 call to action be part of this! A group of administrators and technology coordinators went into action, collaborated and designed a summer professional workshop for any administrator involved in evaluating staff, in Maine, presented by local teachers who are already demonstrating the NETS-S standards in their classrooms.
  • Jon Orech (@jorech). More Than Just a Spark. The start of a new school year brings optimism and new ideas; how do we sustain them long term?
  • Kyle Pace (@kylepace). PDopia: Planning The Perfect PD. Want to evoke real change and move forward with educational technology? It all starts with providing quality PD to your staff.
  • Mau Buchler (@maubuchler). Only After You’ve Done Your Homeplay! A more effective way of doing PDs for teachers who want to start using technology.
  • Paula Naugle (@plnaugle). Leadership Day 2010 – My Take. I suggest 10 ways leadership can “walk the talk” about integrating technology when doing staff development.

Safety & Security

  • Kevin Hodgson (@dogtrax). Leadership Day 2010: A Webcomic Message. I went the route of creating a webcomic to add a touch of humor to the message that teachers need the support of administrators (and sometimes, administrators need a little help from their teachers)
  • Mark Barnes (@markbarnes19). Mr. Education Administrator: tear down that wall. Ronald Reagan may have said it first, but it’s worth restating: Mr. administrator, tear down that wall — the firewall that is.


  • Beth Still (@bethstill). ISTE NETS for Administrators: How Do You Measure Up? This post goes through the five NETS for Administrators and provides some insight from the perspective of a teacher as well as provides a jumping in points to help administrators become tech-savvy.
  • Doug Johnson (@blueskunkblog). CODE 77Rubrics for Administrators. 10 Rubrics to help the brave administrator judge his/her competence with technology use in schools.

Teaching & Learning

  • Alynn Coppock (@ACoppock1). Driving Toward a New School Year. After reading Drive by Daniel Pink, I was inspired to blog about this thought-provoking read and how it relates to leadership and the 1:1 environment.
  • Amanda Dykes (@amandacdykes). Time To Step Up. I am not a leader, far from it, but I have a big mouth and not afraid to use it!
  • Barbara McCormick (bmccormick65). Leadership Day 2010. Going Global with 1:1 inspires a community.
  • Becky Fisher (@beckyfisher73). Educational Leaders Must Be Self-directed Learners. “Nobody told me I had to…” is not an excuse for a leader.
  • Brad Flickinger (@bradflickinger). Exploit Their Passions. A How-To Guide to Exploiting Your Teacher’s Tech Passions.
  • Brian Ford (@bf_teach4chnge). Marx and School 2.0: My Leadership Day 2010 Post….In Time for Happy Hour (somewhere)… Using Marx’s idea of liberating the means of production as an analogy for school and tech leadership.
  • Bridgette Wagoner (@B_Wagoner). Pragmatism is Not the Answer, Part II: Tech Integration. We are so concerned with fast, practical results that we’ve forgotten that real, substantive, lasting change happens as a result of changing the underlying belief systems of individuals.
  • Carl Anderson (@anderscj). An Invitation Letter to Parents. In this post I show how online Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) can be leveraged to effect change in your school and increase parent involvement in support of student, teacher, administrator, and systemic learning.
  • Catherine Victoria Parsons (@vgloucester). Make Learning a Quest. Learning should be more like questing in an MMORPG – embrace the process and not the target.
  • Cathy Stutzman (@Stutz01). Collaboration and Lemon Pancakes. What would school be like if every teacher could engage in meaningful conversations with school administrators about curriculum and educational pedagogy and if every student could learn alongside teachers and administrators?
  • Chris Lindholm (@clindhol). Projected slides is not tech integration. Stand and deliver teaching with tech is still bad teaching…
  • dan greenberg (texasbuckeye). Leadership day 2010. How can we get administrators to make honest assessments about technology they, themselves, might not fully grasp?
  • David Edwards (@davencvps67). Are We Helping the Trophy Kids Learn and Grow? Are we meeting the expectations of the “trophy kids” (the net generation) with the learning environments we build?
  • Dominic Giegerich (@Giegerich). Aretha said it best – “R E S P E C T” Sit teachers down like 3rd graders in PD or treat them like adult learners and give them the respect they deserve?
  • Edna Sackson (@whatedsaid). Learning Principles. Know what you believe about learning, before you think about implementing change!
  • Eye On Education (@eyeoneducation). What role does technology play in differentiated instruction? Some administrators feel that if classroom teachers use technology in their classrooms that their classrooms will “automatically” differentiate. What role does technology play in the differentiated classroom?
  • Jonathan Cassie. Technology and Education 1.0. The Greeks got it right; our use of technology has to catch up with what they taught us 3000 years ago.
  • Josie Holford (@JosieHolford). More Educator Luddites Please. A call to reclaim Luddism and to build a class of educator Luddites who can learn and lead against the grain of narrowing definitions, factory school and standardization and toward what it means to be an educated citizen in a networked world.
  • Michael Shepherd (@smichael920). Curriculum Design. What does our pedagogy look like? What would you like learning to be like?
    At a recent staff meeting we asked these questions of staff and the result was more questions!   But questions that have helped us move the curriculum forward.”
  • Paul Bogush (@paulbogush). Acoustic Teaching. It’s the songs we write and sing as teachers that make a difference, not the instruments we play them.
  • Rich Haglund. The 1908 ISTE NETS, or, how chalkboards revolutionized teaching. The ISTE NETS-T could have been written 100 years ago, and teachers who haven’t mastered their subject don’t have room in their brains to contemplate using (or letting students use) new tools to teacher (or for students to learn) the material.
  • Rob Jacobs (@eduinnovation). What Do You Think You “Hired” Your Technology To Do? When leaders put education technology into the hands of students they discover that new tools, in new hands, creates new and often unanticipated results.
  • Robert Dillon (@ideaguy42). Hitting the Target, Missing the Point. Winning the testing war is great, but truly preparing children for the future is morally responsible.
  • Ryan Bretag (@ryanbretag). Walk in the Shoes of Your Students. On this Leadership Day 2010, I issue this challenge to school leaders: walk in the shoes of your students for a day.
  • Sean Nash (@nashworld). Principals as Teachers. An invitation to bring principals directly back into the fold of teaching through the use of modern digital tools.
  • Sean Nash (@nashworld). Principals as Teachers Part II – Early Feedback. Part two of an getting an idea “on paper” about employing principals to become intimately empowered in a digital teaching landscape.
  • Stephen Lazar (@SLazarOtC). Technology is a Tool. Administrators need to remember that technology is a means, not an end in itself.
  • Steve Moore (@stevejmoore). What Are You Building? Whether we use TNT or a telegraph, we need to learn how to use technology to break down the barriers of learning and relationships.

Tools & Technologies

  • Cheryl Robson. Beyond Techno-Bling: When Boring is Good. Let’s get past the bells and whistles and really put the technology to work for us.
  • David B. Cohen (@CohenD). Tech It From The Top! If you’ve lived this long, and you believe in lifelong learning as one of your professional principles, then it’s time to do more than use email and Facebook:  isn’t it about time to retire the “aw, shucks, I can’t use any of that new-fangled technology stuff the kids use”  excuse?
  • Frank Buck (@drfrankbuck). Leadership Day 2010: Why Blog? For the principal who wants an easy way to communicate with faculty and staff that is fun for both reader and writer, a blog is the way to go.
  • George Couros (@gcouros). #LeadershipDay2010 – The Tools I Use. I am smarter because I found a bunch of smart people.
  • Ian McCoog (@imccoog). plain and simple, the blog. It’s nothing fancy but blogging is one effective and not “too high tech” means of communication.
  • Jacob Williamson. Good Intentions. Why good intentions aren’t enough.
  • Joquetta Johnson (@accordin2jo). What Tools Are You Carrying In Your Digital Briefcase. Briefcase, backpack, or brown paper bag… It’s not about the container, but its contents.
  • Karen Weil (@KarenTBTEN). In the Clouds: Cloud Technologies… and Start Pages. Can a well designed ‘start page’ link elementary students with engaging (and safe) technologies?
  • Larry Fliegelman (@fliegs). Leadership Day 2010. How to keep with it all as a busy principal: RSS helps us “know it all.”
  • Lyn Hilt (@l_hilt). Leadership Day 2010. Reflecting upon the things I’ve done as an administrator to help my teachers “rethink” their practices.
  • Monte Tatom (@drmmtatom). #LeadershipDay10. The value of staying current with 21st Century Leadership Skills.
  • Pattie Thomas (@pthomas1). This Blog Belongs to YOU! Parents and the community deserve to know what happens behind the doors of the school house. A blog does just that!.
  • Susan Carpenter (@SusanF95). Have Terabyte…Will Travel. This is the most amazingly convenient way to have access to everything you need, all of the time, from anywhere!

Check out the hashtag!

Posts from past years


One Comment

  1. Darcy,
    Thank you for reminding me, why I am a leader in a school. I had one of those days that brought up wall after wall. I was annoyed at how stagnant people are, and how pressure & support is exhausting! And how persistent one must be to improve learning, systems and results. Reading some of your leadership blogs reminded me of the things I love about the challenges we face and how we ( my team ) want our students to have the best opportunities that we can provide. So back to my readings “What leaders really do” Kotter. Look forward to more of your wonderful collections of thought provoking leadership.Oh..must go.. I think my email is ringing, betta pick up my mouse!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *