If you are reading this, it is highly likely that you are already following a several, if not many, different blogs that help provide you with information and increase your professional knowledge. I know I am. I use Feedly Pro to follow about 200 different education blogs. I use Feedly to scan through the articles, find resources to share with my staff my staff and articles to send to my leadership team. While I am sure that there are numerous blogs that are staples for everyone reading list, here are ten blogs that I follow that you might not have heard have. They include instructional technology blogs, blogs on leadership and leadership on general. Add these to your reader to help you become a better school leader.
The Principal and Interest, Dave Sherman, http://theprincipalandinterest.wordpress.com
Dave Sherman is an elementary school principal outside of Chicago. His blog is filled with a variety of different topics. His writings include musings on educational technology, personal thoughts and 1:1 computing, along with a variety of other things.
Lead From Within, Lolly Daskal, http://www.lollydaskal.com
Lolly Daskal is a leadership coach, author, speaker and consultant. Her blog is filled with excellent insights into the what leadership is and insightful writings on the essence of leadership.
Leading with Trust, Randy Conley, http://leadingwithtrust.com
This is great site for those who are looking for articles on leadership and trust. Randy Conley provides insight into how you can establish trust and how it relates to outstanding leadership.
A Space for Learning, http://spacesforlearning.wordpress.com
This blog is focused on the integration of technology and student learning. It is filled with entries that talk about how technology in education has evolved and what may be coming in the future.
The Innovative Educator, Lisa Nielsen, http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com
According to the author of this blog, she found school boring and irrelevant. This blog is anything but. Lisa Nielsen covers technology and how teachers can use it to engage their students. She also does a regular post on the hottest reads in education blogs.
I hope that this list will assist you in adding to your PLN and broadening your knowledge base. More importantly, I hope you find some resources here to help you become a better leader. Look for Part 2 of this blog sometime next week.
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