Interview 9 of Twittering for Education
In order for educators to lead education transformation, we must learn to be leaders and strive to be continuous learners. Social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Nings, and blogs help educators share resources and learn from each other and experts in their fields. When educators take their professional development in their own hands and continue to be lifelong learners then we become role models for our students. Several books also help inspire us and motivate us to become leaders in our schools. One of the major challenges is finding the time to read the books or figure out which ones are the best to read for our situation. Dr. Doug Green, my special guest this past week, makes finding these inspirational books much easier through the several reviews on his website. Listen to his interview where he also shares some incredible advice on how to be a teacher leader!
BioDr. Doug Green, has been an educator since 1970. After teaching chemistry, physics, and computer science, he became an administrator for the next 30 years with experience at the secondary, central office, and elementary levels. He has also taught a number of leadership courses for The State University of New York at Cortland and Binghamton University and authored over 300 articles in computer magazines and educational journals. In 2006, he gave up his job as an elementary principal to care for his wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease. After her death in March of 2009, he decided to see how he could use his expertise to help busy educators hone their skills and knowledge. His blog contains book summaries, articles, and news you can use that he has digested so that you can learn with as little effort as possible. His motto is, “Working educators don’t always have time to read a lot, but I do. So this is my gift to our common mission to help all children learn.” If you think he can help you or your district in any specific way please contact him. Follow him on Twitter, @drdouggreen. Find his fantastic book reviews on his website!Previous InterviewsCheck out the previous interviews Twittering for Education- Jo and Phil Hart, Twittering for Education- Eric and Melissa Sheninger, Twittering for Education- Will and Elle Deyamport, Connected Principals- George Couros, 1:1 Programs- Rich Kiker, Mobile Learning with Kids- Scott Newcomb, Effective Leadership: Interview with Patrick Larkin, and Using Skype for ELT Lessons: Interview with Marisa Pavan.
Check out one of Dr. Doug Green’s book reviews and determine which one would inspire you!
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Do you agree with Dr. Doug Green on the characteristics of a teacher leader? What do you believe a teacher should do to develop leadership qualities?
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