Author: George Couros

The more I have been involved using social media helping to create incredible opportunities for myself and our students, the more I have seen the value. Many comments however regard…

Read More Turn On the “Share” Button

Relationships are the key foundation to the success of students in our schools. The more we connect with them, the more likely they are to succeed. This is not only…

Read More We Are All Connected

Inspired by Kevin Creutz’s post on Connected Principals, I thought that I would share a post that I had written on my own blog in 2010. The term “master teacher”…

Read More What Makes A Master Teacher

I was very excited to be asked to write the introduction for an e-book that Richard Byrne is putting together to share with educators next week. I am really hoping…

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Yesterday, I wrote a short post asking a question about change, and the response was overwhelming. If you have not read the comments in the entirety, there are some fantastic…

Read More You on Change

Recently, I wrote about what shapes my learning..  I have tied my own learning into our eportfolio vision and how it will be beneficial to students having opportunities for deep…

Read More The 21st Century Principal

As a college basketball referee, I have numbed to the inappropriate comments coming from fans during games. You have to a certain amount of confidence as a ref to be…

Read More The Easiest Thing To Do

Ashley was a gifted basketball player. He had skills that could not be taught, and it never seemed like he ran down the floor. He glided. Although I had several…

Read More Why Did We Become Teachers?

“We tend to devote years to studying what to change and little if any time to actually making change. In the meantime, kids continue to go through our schools without…

Read More Change For These Kids

In an effort to connect with more administrators while also providing resources that will help new, current, and aspiring leaders, the Connected Principals group has created a few more ways…

Read More New Additions to Connected Principals

If you could choose, what work environment would you work in? An organization with vision for a preferred future, or one that is happy with maintaining the status quo. A…

Read More Redefining Work

In the last 8-9 months, I have really been involved in getting to know so many educators from all over the world, through Social Media. This has been through mediums…

Read More “They Don’t Get It”

It is has been almost two months since Connected Principals has gone “public” and I have been sitting back and enjoying learning from others.  When I first came up with…

Read More Learning From the Process

(This was originally posted on my blog on August 24th.  Whether you agree with awards or not, this is definitely something we have to open the conversation on.  As administrators,…

Read More The Impact of Awards

Recently, I read an article by Simon Sinek (I love his blog and this video) talking about how advertisers are failing more to focus on the needs of their customer.…

Read More Best Advertising For Schools?