Third National Leading a Digital School Conference Darcy Moore Leading & Blogging
This practical workshop will present leaders and aspiring leaders an opportunity to establish/develop a blog and use it to influence professional development, community & student engagement, as well as thought. Participants may choose to continue this workshop online at home and ongoing support is provided.
Deputy Principal in a state high school of nearly 1000 students in NSW (since 2006)
Formerly an English teacher HT
Two young daughters in pre-school and kindergarten
Partner, also an English teacher
Writing about and using blogs in education since 2004
DP or AP
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What are you doing to ‘walk the walk’?
How are you leading by example?
What will develop or change post-conference?
Do any of the following quotes resound with you considering your role as a school leader? Why?
How would your colleagues and staff respond? Are they fair? Are they funny?
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
You can’t steer a parked car.
Most educators would continue to lecture on navigation while the ship is going down.
James H. Boren
If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.
General Eric Shinseki,
Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
He is either dead or teaching school.
First Rule of Staff Development: work with the living.
An incompetent teacher is even worse than an incompetent surgeon because a surgeon can only cut up one person at a time.
Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.
The fates guide those who go willingly; those who do not, they drag.
Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.
We must be the change we wish to see in the world.
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Network with others
Personal and professional growth
Online presence and identity
Warehouse professional resources
Learn new skills
Lead by example
Please access http://darcymoore.net/
about being a perfect blogger/leader:
Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There’s a crack in everything— That’s how the light gets in.