Tweeting Your Way to Better Leadership

While taking a series of graduate courses toward a “Mass Customized Learning” endorsement/certification, I’ve spent a significant amount of time with Bea McGarvey & Chuck Schwahn’s Inevitable, Too, the inevitable follow-up to Inevitable.  (See what I did there?)

Both texts explore the moral imperative for adopting mass customized learning as the central philosophy and operating system for your classroom, school and district.  While I am not always in agreement with the rationales or some of the authors’ takes on the current state of education and technology, I’m in complete agreement that mass customized learning signifies a major step toward solving this problem we call, “school.”

Inevitable, Too focuses on the leadership qualities necessary to implement a mass customized learning system.   Built from Schwahn and Bill Spady’s Total Leaders 2.0 framework, we see how five pillars of leadership serve as antecedents to more efficient and effective organizational change.

Visionary

Quality

Service

Relational

Authentic

Now, Twitter has been the most important element of my professional development in 2013 and will carry me well into 2014 and, in all likelihood, beyond.   With this in mind, a feeling that Schwahn & Spady’s meta-analysis of leadership has given me some critical self-reflection, and a need to show my course instructors that I do in fact, “get it,” I created the Prezi below.

Interested in growing in the above pillars of leadership?  Follow the folks I link.  Want to witness my thinking evolve? Subscribe to the Twitter lists I’ve created. Many of these fall under more than one pillar and one might disagree with my categorization.  (Myself, I hate being pigeonholed and yet, here I am, stuffing Twitter handles into the slots I believe they best belong. It happens.)

My goal? Helping others to become better leaders by following my particular methodology for becoming a better leader myself.  C’mon along for the ride.  It should be an interesting one at the very least.

 

 

About Dan Ryder

Dan Ryder & Jeff Bailey, co-founders of Wicked Decent Learning, a blog, podcast, Twitter feed and who-knows-what-all-else devoted to teaching and learning in Vacationland and beyond. Teachers, dads, actors, writers, geeks, buds.

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