-Build culture first in their schools, this can be done in 30 secs.
-Do what they're comfortable with, and make it a new normal.
-Recognize that today's youth is not anti-social...they are "different social" than us.
-Know that pictures help tell the story, always try to include a picture to assist in telling your story.
-Know that these pictures give parents a connection to what their kids are doing (instead of what did you do today, it’s could be "tell me about the picture I saw of you building a ________")
-Never give up an opportunity to say something great about their school...CELEBRATE KIDS EVERYDAY!
*Thanks to @Joesanfelippofc for sharing your knowledge, ideas and passion for storytelling, branding and social media!
-"Keep reacting to things or make them better. You have a choice.”
-"Praise, praise, praise somebody, it starts there. Both people benefit."
-"Don’t play defense...play offense...support, support, support."
-"Care and try every day!"
*Thank you @for reminding me that the life of a great educator is not always paved in gold, it takes a lot of hard work to be great...you can be good, anyone can be good...being GREAT is something to aspire to!
-Have an Innovator's Mindset: the Belief that abilities, intelligence and talents are developed leading to the creation of new and better ideas.
-Know that "isolation is now a choice educators make"
-Know that "Innovation often begins and ends with empathy"
-Recognize and model that "things change over time, but the ability to learn is forever"
-Network to meet like minded individual who will help them become better educators.
It is not surprising that at the top of @casas_jimmy's blog is the quote that we teach our students every day in the Light Bulb Labs. It was a pleasure meeting and learning from Jimmy. I look forward to following his blog a little closer and continuing to learn from him through my PLN.
A huge thank you to @Dwight_Carter for helping me get to this conference and for giving me the "push" I needed to get outside of my comfort zone during the un-conference.