It is amazing to see how quickly Principals from all over have jumped on board with this blog to help us all stay connected and learn more about what is happening at our schools. This great forum also helps us gain a better insight into innovations, initiatives, leadership styles, etc. that can help us as we strive for school improvement in our own buildings.
In talking with this blog’s creator George Couros this morning, the ideas were flowing as to where we can go with this idea of Connected Principals. One of the first thoughts is to create a Twitter hashtag where Principals can go to connect on Twitter and have an ongoing conversation with other Principals.
We have settled on #cpchat for our hashtag. When new Principals get on Twitter, we now have a place for them to go to connect instantly with other Principals as they start to build a PLN.
While I used to be saddened by the low number of Principals connecting through web 2.0 tools, I have become excited in the last couple of months by the growing number of administrators taking the plunge. We now have our own hashtag and we are working on a few other things that will help us connect with one another and share our experiences in a meaningful way.