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Lately, just the thought of blogging exhausts me. Finding the time to interact online hasn’t been easy. Life’s been busy. The end of the school year has been hectic and stress-inducing, more so it feels than in previous years. Today is our last day of school for staff and students, and I am looking forward to getting reconnected.
It was a pleasure speaking with some of Brent Catlett’s administrative team a few weeks ago about using Twitter in their roles. I put together a little Google doc to share my Twitter tips and tricks with folks new to the platform. I made sure to include this:
Do not become discouraged if days, weeks, months go by and you find you’ve fallen out of the routine of checking in. It’s OKAY! We all get busy, personal and family responsibilities have to come first. Just jump right back in… it will be like you never left.
So, while I’ve been on a blogging hiatus, and though I haven’t tweeted often and have neglected my Reader feeds, I can still feel confident that my PLN will keep me informed about the latest and greatest in education, and that even if I disappear for a day, week, month, or year, I can reach out to my network for a friendly Hello, how have you been? Or a, Can you please help me with this situation? and they will always oblige.
Here are some recent finds that have caught my interest/been bookmarked/been shared. This summer should be an exciting one. Lots to learn. Lots to reflect upon. Lots of growing to do. What have you been reading and sharing?
- Josh Stumpenhorst‘s Do we really need principals? and follow up
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-Leading Principals, honored to be featured alongside Patrick and Eric
- Technology look-fors in teacher evaluations from Doug Johnson
- 48 ultra-cool summer sites for kids and teachers via @k_ferrell
- A letter to the preschool class of 2012
- Great conversations in the comments of School isn’t like a job
- Classroom leadership: From standardized to personalized from John Spencer
- 10 traits of lousy leaders from Vicki Davis
- Drew Dudley: Everyday Leadership – find your lollipop moments
- I’m going to be reading The Starbucks Experience for upcoming leadership trainings