10 Ways To
Lead From The Middle
Tom McGee
PA Keystone Technology Integrator
Star Discovery Educator
 Distinguished Educat...
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“I start with the premise that the
function of leadership is to produce
more leaders, not more followers.”

~Ralph Nader

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“Leadership is about capacity: the capacity of
leaders to listen and observe, to use their
expertise as a starting point t...
Leadership is about setting and not just
reacting to agendas, identifying problems,
and initiating change that makes for
s...
"Leadership isn't just about efficiency
and effectiveness, but also what is
good, what is right, and what makes
sense and w...
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"Successful community building
depends in large measure, on each
individual school defining for itself its
own life and cre...
"Successful community building
depends in large measure, on each
individual school defining for itself its
own life and cre...
“This inside-out strategy requires a
considerable amount of searching and
reflection, as teachers struggle with
such issue...
“This inside-out strategy requires a
considerable amount of searching and
reflection, as teachers struggle with
such issue...
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Professional Growth & Leadership
Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong
learning, and e...
Transformational Leadership
Be the change you want to see in the world!
                                    Ghandi




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Personal Learning Networks




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#5 Blogging




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#7 Nings




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  1. 1. 10 Ways To Lead From The Middle Tom McGee PA Keystone Technology Integrator Star Discovery Educator  Distinguished Educator 1
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  4. 4. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” ~Ralph Nader 4
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  6. 6. “Leadership is about capacity: the capacity of leaders to listen and observe, to use their expertise as a starting point to encourage dialogue between all levels of decision-making, to establish processes and transparency in decision-making, to articulate their own values and visions clearly but not impose them. Ann Marie E. McSwain, Assistant Professor at Lincoln University 6
  7. 7. Leadership is about setting and not just reacting to agendas, identifying problems, and initiating change that makes for substantial improvement rather than managing change.” Ann Marie E. McSwain, Assistant Professor at Lincoln University 7
  8. 8. "Leadership isn't just about efficiency and effectiveness, but also what is good, what is right, and what makes sense and what is worth doing." - Thomas Sergiovanni 8
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  10. 10. "Successful community building depends in large measure, on each individual school defining for itself its own life and creating for itself its own practice of schooling.” - Thomas Sergiovanni 10
  11. 11. "Successful community building depends in large measure, on each individual school defining for itself its own life and creating for itself its own practice of schooling.” - Thomas Sergiovanni 11
  12. 12. “This inside-out strategy requires a considerable amount of searching and reflection, as teachers struggle with such issues as who they are, what they hope to become for the students they serve, and how they will decide organize, teach, learn, and live together." - Thomas Sergiovanni 12
  13. 13. “This inside-out strategy requires a considerable amount of searching and reflection, as teachers struggle with such issues as who they are, what they hope to become for the students they serve, and how they will decide organize, teach, learn, and live together." - Thomas Sergiovanni 13
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  15. 15. Professional Growth & Leadership Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources. Teachers: • participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning. • exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, participating in shared decision making and community building, and developing the leadership and technology skills of others. • evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning. • contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession and of their school and community. 15
  16. 16. Transformational Leadership Be the change you want to see in the world! Ghandi 16
  17. 17. Personal Learning Networks 17
  18. 18. #1 Water Cooler Conversations 18
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  20. 20. #2 eMail 20
  21. 21. #3 Listservs & Networks 21
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  26. 26. #4 Wikis 24
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  30. 30. #5 Blogging 26
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  35. 35. #6 Twitter 28
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  38. 38. #7 Nings 30
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  45. 45. #8 Social Bookmarking 32
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  49. 49. #9 Podcasting 34
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  51. 51. Conversations 36

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