The amazing Sylvia Duckworth gave us this wonderful sketchnote of “think- abouts” for 2017. I have taken this idea and built upon it for the connected leader. How can we use this idea to build ourselves as connected leaders?
As we enter 2017 here are my think abouts for this year. Each of the numbers in 2017 relates to a topic to think about. Several things I think I do well as a connected leader are helping build teachers’ Professional Networks and creating new content. I also model and learn new technologies, such as HyperDocs, sites and shared resources. What two things has 2016 taught you that will move you forward in 2017? Figure out the things you are doing well and give yourself credit and a pat on the back!
The thing I need to stop doing is expecting teachers to understand technology integration the first few times they are exposed to it. Teachers need time to decide on the best tools for their class and how to choose and manage them. What do you need to stop doing?
The person I plan to improve my relationship with is a person who needs to become a connected educator. I plan to gently share tips and trick that can streamline their work. I hope they will not even notice. Who can you reach out to and support?
Now comes the tough part of this think about: what are seven things to explore in the New Year? For me I need to better understand Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality and how these can be used in the classroom to give students a greater depth of understanding.
Here are seven ideas to consider for the connected leader to consider:
"A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”