Getting Started with ‘All Hands on Deck’

allhandsondeckI just started reading “All Hands on Deck” by Brad Currie yesterday, and couldn’t help but jot some of my early thoughts down before I even finish reading it. I don’t usuallly think to split up a review/reflection on a book or anything like this, but to be honest, I got to page 7 and had to stop and think. I couldn’t believe how I thought ‘this is me!‘ every sentence on the first page.

Brad makes mention of some key points early on that I could relate to very easily. At first, I didn’t think there was an order to reading these books in the Corwin Connected Educator Series. Moving into the third book however, I’m happy now that I read Connected Leadership before this one, as it sets a clear stage for taking what’s possible, finding the right tools and making connections with staff, students, parents and communities with the tools available.

I’ll throw this out there now – not everyone is going to believe the Twitter thing; at first anyways. There has always been a stigma associated with social media being more of a toy. At the same time however, over the past few years it’s been evolving to be a go-to for educators and leaders worldwide, being ‘the’ avenue which people share, learn and communicate with people all over the world.

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I truly do believe there is an amazing opportunity that not everyone is aware of, possible to do even at our fingertips on the go. I read this article over the weekend that, although referring back to April 2014, notes that educators dominate the Twittersphere. This provided me the reassurance that I (sometimes) need as I continue to share how Twitter and making connections can be such a powerful practice, whether we use it individually or as aa school system.

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It has been a fun and eventful at times becoming more of a connected educator/leader, but I honestly have to say it has been even more fun seeing how I went from being a non-believer to someone who can’t go without Twitter!

I am looking forward to this read, and will share my thoughts on it once complete.