Within Article V: Organizational Transformation of the Visioning Document, we value leadership development at all levels:
V.g Leadership development at all levels (teachers, included) must become a primary means of building needed capacities to function in required new roles.
Leadership: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires skillful leaders who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems for professional learning.
One way in which principals as leaders develop capacity, advocate, create support systems as well as reflect on their practices is through blogging. By publishing digitally using platforms such as Blogger, WordPress, and others, principals and other school leaders can span geographic distances and build professional learning networks with colleagues beyond their campus, district, or region. Connecting with other leaders who share a common vision can provide a support system to ask questions and provide solutions through the journey.
Are you following education leader blogs from our great state of Texas? Here are a few to consider:
Mann4Edu is written by Jeff Mann, Principal, A&M Consolidated Middle School, College Station ISD.
MatthewArend.blogspot.com is written by Matthew Arend, Principal, Sigler Elementary, Plano ISD.
Practical Ed Leadership is written by Mark McCord, Principal, Stockdick Jr. High, Katy ISD.
scottKpowers is written by Scott Powers, Director of Communications and Community Relations, New Caney ISD.