Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

Social media is a touchy topic to touch for today’s administrators.  It was once said to make all educators abstain from it due to its negative reputation, but lately it has become not only a great way to keep parents and students in the loop, but also a requirement for some districts.  This blog, shared by Howard Stribbell, shows many of the great and helpful ways to utilize such social media formats as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, your school webpage, and much more.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/engaging-school-community-social-media-howard-stribbell

“Education as the Great Equalizer- Deforming Myth, not Reality” Paul Thomas Blog Post

Check out this blog post from Paul Thomas:

http://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/education-as-great-equalizer-deforming-myth-not-reality/

Given what is going on in our educational environment today, how can we as educational leaders better address the issue of inequity between those who “have” and those who “don’t”?

Preparation of Students for Future Roles

Check out this interesting blog post from Anna Ortiz regarding the arena of Student Affairs and the roles we prepare students to assume.  Faculty have a great impact on students. However, there are equally important influences from the Campus Life perspective.

http://www.naspa.org/constituent-groups/posts/who-are-we-preparing-our-students-to-serve