Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Roadmap to Leadership

A long time ago before I became a blogger, I thought it would be pretty awesome to go into leadership.  I had always loved big projects, the adrenaline that kicks in when I am playing sports or in charge of attempting to move a mountain, and the idea of changing the world.  Isn't that every teacher's dream?  To make a difference.  Fortunately, I've had the opportunity to work with some amazing leaders.  I've had the opportunities to do all of those things I dreamed of doing and learned how to take charge and use my leadership skills.  Fast forward to now and I still feel the same way about leadership, but I have a slightly different thought process now.  I don't have to move into leadership to be a leader.  I can be a leader from my classroom.

That leads me to this post.  If I'm like that, then I'm thinking that some of you are the same way.  So, I decided to make a post full of freebies I found online and books that I've read that have changed how I think and teach in my classroom.

I'm not a principal, but I spotted these freebies on TPT.  Obviously, this is a new seller, but definitely worth checking out.  I emailed her to ask her if she's going to be adding more items and she said she's getting ready to add a Back to School Scavenger Hunt.  Who doesn't want to have that at their meeting?  Definitely worth checking out and sharing with your principal. Oh, and she even made the first two downloads editable.  Don't forget to leave her awesome feedback and tell her I sent  you her way :)

Have you seen this leader yet?  Her blog is amazing!  She has tons of tips and tricks that you can use for your whole school, not just your classroom.  Here's a freebie I spotted on her site.  If you click on it, it will take you to her page where you can download it.

Now that I've introduced you to two new leaders, I created something else on Pinterest.  I made a Leadership Pinterest board.  I loaded it up with some of the neat ideas I saw, books to read, etc.  If you are like me, it is summer, so you may not quite be ready to think about school.  Click the image below and you can go follow the board.  I'll be sure to pin these items there and anything else I may find.


Here's the last thing I have to recommend.  Have you heard of Ron Clark?  Well, he's the co-founder of RCA in Atlanta.  I haven't been to visit his school, but it's on my professional bucket list.  Anyway, his new book came out around a week ago.  It's called "Move Your Bus".  I haven't finished reading it yet, but it is such a little powerhouse book.  It definitely helps you understand the people that are around you in your school building better.  Best of all, it's a quick read and I personally love how he always tells stories through his writing.  The picture below links to Amazon so you can grab it.


Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing my blog! I hope others find it helpful. Have a wonderful school year. Stephanie from Principal Principles

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