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Admin: Share Your Blog!

Admin: Share Your Blog!

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The other day I posted that all administrators should blog (http://esheninger.blogspot.com). After reading some of the comments on my post I thought it would be a great idea for other administrators to submit their blogs here so that we all can learn from each other. So, if you are an educational leader and have a blog submit the link!

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George Couros's picture
Blogger 2014

I have started blogging in April and have really learned a lot from educators around the world (including Eric) as well as being able to open communication with my community. Here is my own professional blog that I use for reflection:
http://georgecouros.ca/blog/

Dwight Carter's picture
Dwight Carter
Principal, Gahanna Lincoln High School/Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools

Hello Eric,

I have recently started the 30 Goals Challange (#30Goals) by Shelly Terrell. The first goal was to write a blog, which I did a little over a week ago. I understand the importance of using blogging to share news about my school (large, 2300 student suburban high school with a diverse student population and successful), my thoughts and ideas about edcuational change, policies, etc.

I get stuck on what to share and not to share, but by reading your blogs and a couple of other administrators, I'm gaining confidence in blogging. A part of my hesitation is simply adding one more thing on my plate to manage. Social Media channels are so vitally important and once I start blogging, I must keep it up in order to make it meaningjul, informative, and engaging. Nevertheless, following is the link the my blog:
http://dwightcarter.edublogs.org/

Be Great,

Dwight

Jonathan Martin's picture
Jonathan Martin
Head of School, St. Gregory College Prep

About time per week for my blogging: during the school year, I definitely aim to post 2-3 times a week, but I also try not to guilt trip myself too heavily if I fall behind.

Individual posts vary widely in time they take-- sometimes 30 minutes, sometimes an hour or two. But I also, once or twice a week, will post something that I have already written for another purpose: I will re-purpose it as a blog post. That doesn't take any time, really, but it rounds out my blog.

Dave Meister's picture
Dave Meister
Director at Paris Cooperative High School

I blog when I am inspired by something. Whether it is a school event, a book I am reading, or something on another blog, I find blogging is easy when I find the motivation. If the blogs come fast and furious, save them for when you have blog block. Post just once or twice a week, if they are timely, they will have the effect you want.

Dave Meister
http://phsprincipal.blogspot.com

Jonathan Martin's picture
Jonathan Martin
Head of School, St. Gregory College Prep

Blogging is an enormously important part of my identity as a Head of School (private-independent, 6th to 12th grade). It is so important for me as a vehicle to communicate my goals and explain my decisions, to inform and educate my faculty, and to process my thinking and demonstrate my own ongoing learning as an educator. I like to think that one of the roles of CEO is as Chief Learning Officer-- that I am at my school the chief learner-- and I think my blog is a marvelous vehicle for that.

It is also so valuable as a way just to share. Like many principals, I regularly give speeches to students, faculties, and boards which I wish other audiences could have the opportunity to hear or read: now they can, by my posting on my blog.

Cannot recommend it highly enough!

I blog at www.21k12blog.net, and tweet at @JonathanEMartin

Jonathan Martin

Brian Harrison's picture
Brian Harrison
Vice Principal - Bogart P.S,: York Region District School Board

With the encouragement of friends and colleagues (near and afar) I started blogging in May. It has helped me to focus my reflections and develop some deeper connections with colleagues beyond the walls of my school.

http://thesmalleroffice.wordpress.com/

Brian Harrison's picture
Brian Harrison
Vice Principal - Bogart P.S,: York Region District School Board

I started blogging this May. I find it has helped me focus my reflections and helped me to connect more meaningfully with the experiences and wisdom of colleagues beyond the walls of my building.

http://thesmalleroffice.wordpress.com/

David Ginsburg's picture
David Ginsburg
Instructional Coach, Leadership Coach, Math Specialist

As a former school leader, I know how hard it is for many administrators to play the role of instructional leader as much as they would like to (and that teachers need them to)--just too many other fires to put out. That's why I've devoted my blog, Coach G's Teaching Tips, to supporting school leaders and teachers with easy to replicate, evidence-based strategies for enhancing teaching and learning. Check it out, and share with your staff!

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