Top 5 Educational Leader Blog Picks by Principal Principles

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the word blog is a website that contains personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks by the writer.  I define blog as truly magnificent.  I have just discovered the great world of blogging and website making and I'm addicted to it.  


I have complied a list of my top 5 educational leader blog sites.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


1.  The Innovative EducatorLisa Nielsen, an educational administrator from New York City, has been blogging for several years, and uses her blog to “share ideas about educating innovatively.” When it comes to giving advice to administrators who are new to blogging, she recommends that they “embrace the tools and spaces students love, to empower them to become independent, 21st century learners.”


2.  Dangerously Irrelevant“Dangerously Irrelevant focuses on the leadership side of K-12 technology, an aspect that’s absolutely critical but usually neglected,” explains Dr. Scott McLeod, an associate professor of educational administration at Iowa State University. (He also works as the director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education, commonly referred to as CASTLE). His advice for administrators who are new to social media is to “dive in with both feet” and to ask everyone you know for advice and tips: “Remember that the education blogosphere / Twittersphere is a pretty welcoming place,” he writes. “Start as a learner/listener, and then gradually (but quickly) move into connecting and sharing.”

3.  Principal Principles- Stephanie McConnell, educational administrator in East Texas.  Yes, I'm not going to recommend everyone's site without recommending my own.  My educational leadership website is located at http://www.principalprinciples.com.  My blog is used to educate, influence, and inform leaders.  It is more than just a blog.

4.  Connected Principals-This highly recommended site is a “must-read” for any principal who is interested in the future of education. All of the posts are written by numerous administrators, most of whom are included on this list.

5.  Edudemic- Edudemic's mission is to make people smart.  Edudemic gives everyone access to the leading edge of thinking in the most accessible, consumable and compelling way possible.



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