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#EDvice: Entry Points for Change

A Principal's Reflections

I shared the following on social media recently: Entry points for change are crucial. I refer to these as entry points, which can serve as a catalyst for any initiative or strategic plan. One of the most powerful can be quality research, especially peer-reviewed studies. When trying to get the ball moving, leverage quality research.

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Why I took Social Media off my Phone

Comfortably 2.0

Back in 2013 I blogged about "My Adventure into Digital Detoxification." It was on a whim and it turned out that it wasn't too bad being away from my phone for an extended period of time. I managed to continue my mini Digital Detox routine the next couple of summers right at the end of each school year, but then eventually quit doing them.

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Boost Morale with These Simple Strategies

A Principal's Reflections

You can also share stories across social media as a way to share successes more broadly, something I dive into deeply in Digital Leadership. Results revealed that work motivation was significantly related to both intraindividual (global motivation) and contextual factors (organizational support and supervisor autonomy support).

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The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

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. Let’s start by defining what a hashtag (#) is in the sense of social media. Use your hashtag or those that you most engage with, across a diverse array of social networks.

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The Worst Approach to Teaching Students About Social Media

The Principal of Change

Years ago, I had a real turning point in my thinking regarding social media use with students while listening to a group of students share some stories with me. This is what is so hard about social media in education. As soon as he posted it, a few of his friends started making fun of him. .

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Transparent School Leadership: Engaging Social Media as a Strategy

The 21st Century Principal

The basic premise of the entire presentation was based on these assumptions about school leadership and the engagement of social media. School leaders no longer have a choice of whether to engage in the use of social media if they are going to communicate in a 21st century manner.

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Using Social Media for Good

Graphite Blog

After the Common Sense Media Awards ceremony, we had the opportunity to speak with Khepra about Wear Orange and about the ways social media can be a catalyst for positive social change. Erin Wilkey Oh: How did social media play a role in Project Orange Tree? That showed the human element of it all.