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LEADERS NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 9 - 2018

 
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Published just four times a year, this newsletter was created by personalized learning leaders for personalized learning leaders. In this issue, learn from a district superintendent, an author, and an edtech leader. Enjoy!

 

Join us at the Personalized Learning Summit!

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Join us for Personalized Learning Summit 2018, May 2-4, San Francisco, CA, the premier event for district leaders who are transforming teaching & learning. The fourth annual summit will be a 3-day event packed with workshops, discussions, keynotes, and many networking opportunities. 

We're excited to be joined by keynote speakers George Couros, expert innovator; Sarah Jones, Tony award-winning Broadway performer; and Anthony Kim, author of The NEW School Rules.

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Putting People First - The Path to True Success

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By Howard Behar, author of "The Magic Cup", and "It's Not About the Coffe"

At Starbucks we always said, “It’s not about the coffee, it’s about the people.” No matter what type of work you do, putting people first – your team, your customers, your partners, your family – will do more for your long-term personal happiness and professional success than any short-term “wins.”

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From Great Ideas to Successful Execution

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By Michael B. Horn, author and co-founder of Clayton Christensen Institute

In education reform, the focus is often on the sexy idea-of-the-day—the vision that lights donors up and causes them to give, that can grab headlines, that can give policymakers a political win. All too often we—thought leaders, foundations, policymakers, and, yes, some educators—forget about the real work that has to happen to put these things into action. The actual operations.

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The Power of "Why?"

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By Scott Feder, Superintendent of the South Brunswick School District 

One of the pitfalls of being new to any situation is the mistake of being quick to rush to judgment. Entertaining the idea that what you see as a problem has actually been vetted to be the most viable solution by someone who came before you is a skill that requires patience, understanding and respect. When this core tennet is dismissed, and you assume too quickly that you know better,  it often can lead to a downward spiral from which there is no return.

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