Flipping Leadership Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel
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Flipping Leadership Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel

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© 2014 | 80 pages | Corwin

Flip communication for instant impact—and real results for students!

Break away from the old ways of communication and revolutionize leadership and communication at your school.  Use the principles of connectedness and flipped learning to engage stakeholders—teachers, administrators, and parents—digitally, so they’re ready for engaging and productive discussions when you meet in person. Featuring action steps, reflections, and “connected moments,” plus more resources online, this book shows you how flipped leadership:

  • Makes the school community visible to parents
  • Creates authentic staff meetings
  • Maximizes communication between parents and school
  • Models effective use of technology

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website.

Check out the Connected Educator Series matrix to find out which book is right for you.   

"Education is plagued by outdated leadership strategies and techniques that have long lost their luster. DeWitt provides a fresh look at how leaders can make use of precious time while increasing the effectiveness of meetings and communications."
—Eric Sheninger, Principal 

"DeWitt shows his emerging passion for backward design, for working from what needs to be realized to how we then attain such success, and for listening and carrying his staff with him. The book describes a principal’s road to realizing how to see the world in a different and more powerful way." 
—John Hattie, Author, Visible Learning

 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
1. Connected Learning: The Precursor to Flipped Leadership
What is Connected Learning?  
Vignette About Twitter and Social Networking  
Building a PLN  
 
2. To Flip or Not to Flip...and Other Lame Excuses
Why Flip?  
The Haters  
Is Flipping a Passing Fad?  
Flipping Out the Classroom  
 
3. Flipped Faculty Meeting
How to Flip a Faculty Meeting  
How It Leads to Better Discussions  
Examples and Action Steps  
 
4. Flipping Parent Communication
Why?  
How Does It Help School Communication?  
How It Helps Build a Better Home-School Partnership  
 
5. How to Flip Communication
It's What You Make of It  
How I Do It  
"As of now there are about 20 books in the Corwin Connected Educator Series, a seemingly ever-growing set of titles masterminded by Peter DeWitt and Corwin Press. Each book is short enough to be read in one sitting, which makes the collection ideal for book studies and professional development, both during the summer and throughout the school year. Also, each paperback is authored by one or two educators who speak (and blog, tweet, etc.) with a credible voice in the world of connected education. Some of the topics include:
  • Flipped leadership
  • Tools for connecting educators, parents, and communities
  • Blogging for educators
  • Best practices for establishing a makerspace
  • Tools to connect and empower teachers

Finally, all of the authors are active on social media, and they regularly present at local conferences, which helps in bringing to life the contents of these books."

Ross Cooper, Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12
Salisbury Township School District, Edutopia
Key features

Much has been written about flipping the classroom, but this book shows how administrators can apply the same principles of connectedness and flipped learning to enhance the learning experience for their staff and strengthen a school’s relationship with the community. Through action steps, reflections, and “connected moments,” this book will show leaders:

  • The importance of being connected to other educators and to school stakeholders
  • How flipping can enhance school communication
  • How to start flipping faculty meetings and parent communication

There is also the Connected Educators Series website where readers can connect with all of the authors of the series, find more resources, and find real support for putting flipped leadership into practice.


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Introduction


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