Spike Cook, Author of Connected Leadership: It's Just a Click Away! and all around swell guy.
- Social Media Sensei turned Spike onto twitter.
- How to seek out interaction and contributing instead of always lurking and learning.
- Find ways to share what you have learned, and recognize others who have helped you.
- When you find something good, put it out there and share it.
- Sharing blog posts and mentioning people who have inspired it or mentioning people who you want to read it.
- Start small, spend 10-15 minutes per day and just catch the stream.
- It doesn't seem like work. (My blog on moving to Alaska)
- It is OK to lurk and learn.
- Our PLNs look through our weaknesses and missteps to get at the real point of our posts.
- How to deal with the deluge of information.
- Important to retweet blog posts that you have read - and make sure you read them before posting.
- Learning and reading from people that aren't actually in education.
- Really exciting to listen to people who are sharing their learning.
- Kelly Tenkely - inspired him to blog every day.
- Walking out the door inspires daily blogging for Dr. Cook.
- To get good at things you need to work on them daily.
- He models writing and podcasting, the things he is passionate about.
- On blogging about those things that people don't talk about.
- On blogging about branding our schools as a way to focus on more than just test scores.
- Telling your story is about emphasizing things can't be on a state assessment.
- Speaking positively about what is going on.
- They're still kids!
- Change does take time.
- Not everyone has to be connected.
- How to be a transformative principal: Take the first step and connect with others. Use Twitter.