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It's been over 5 years since Randy Pausch delivered his last lecture. If somehow it passed you by, watch the video and even get the book. As I was preparing for some work with administrators I recalled a short story from the lecture. I've trimmed it and would be happy to see others share this little story with other leaders. There's a simple but powerful lesson here. One that has the potential to empower others. Know any leaders like this?
[podcast format=”video”]http://ideasandthoughts.org/video/pausch.mp4[/podcast]… Read the rest
I'm going to be working with school administrators and leaders in the next few months and some of that time I want to focus specifically on the role of building social capital with the community. I want you to put your parent hat on for a moment and consider the ways your child's school or district builds that social capital…trust. I'd love to share, not only some examples but also some stories that shows the impact. I realize that could be tough but I'm asking anyway.
So please leave a comment and hopefully a link to some example of school/district leadership that builds trust and social capital with technology. It may be an active and conversational twitter account. I say conversational because having a twitter account, website or any other space that is simply used to broadcast announcements or events might be useful but I don't consider it a very proactive way of engaging parents and community. In particular those leaders who have shifted away from sophisticated, over edited media releases/communications to conversational authentic sharing. I'm seeking examples of where that online presence led to positive encounters etc.
Ideally, I'd like to reach out to some of these people and … Read the rest