#leadlap Archive

Our chat will focus on the idea that we can lead and make positive change from any position in our school systems. Leadership is not about a title, it is a way of thinking and acting.

Saturday January 19, 2019
10:30 AM EST

  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:30 AM EST
    Welcome to #LeadLAP this lovely morning as we chat about #creativelyproductive - Let's start with introductions.
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Good morning, #LeadLAP crew!! @burgess_shelley and I are so honored to have @TechChef4u as our guest host today! Can't wait to get #CreativelyProductive
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Good morning, Lisa. We are so excited to have you host and thrilled about your new book #CreativelyProductive #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:31 AM EST
    I'm Beth, proud principal of #fmsteach and co-author of #LeadLAP Welcome!!
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:31 AM EST
    I am Lisa Johnson and I am an Educational Technologist at a K-12 1:1 iPad district in Austin, Texas. I work at the HS level. I have two boys and I am slightly obsessed with bullet journaling, planners, and washi tape. 😬 #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Good morning, my friend! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @TechChef4u
  • mandysamples Jan 19 @ 10:31 AM EST
    #LeadLap Good morning! Amanda from Mississippi.
  • Greg_Moffitt Jan 19 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Hey #LeadLAP crew! I’m Greg, an elementary school principal from Northern California. Happy Saturday!
  • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Good Morning #LeadLAP crew! Kristina from snowy Alberta, Canada! I'm an AP in a PreSchool - Gr 5 Elementary PYP school.
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Welcome, Amanda!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mandysamples
  • 3_DLeadership Jan 19 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Arrrrggghhhhh #leadlap tyler here from upstate New York in the new year!
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Hey y’all! Alicia from NC - between basketball games eating pancakes, bacon, & eggs at Biscuitville! Yum! Excited to learn how to be #CreativelyProductive with the #LeadLAP crew!
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Hi Greg!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Greg_Moffitt
  • JoveStickel Jan 19 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Hello I’m Jove a MS Principal from MO. Uh it’s cold outside #LeadLAP
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Good morning #LeadLAP ! Kimberly, reading specialist, slipping right in from #leadupchat
  • nicole_inclass Jan 19 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Happy Saturday! Nicole Pagoada from Columbia, MO. 3rd grade teacher, aspring admin #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Good morning, Kristina!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @APKRentz, @TechChef4u
  • CwebbMrs Jan 19 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Good Morning from Auxvasse, Missouri Cami Webb gifted teacher at Fulton Middle School! #leadlap
  • ErickaRBush Jan 19 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Ericka from Central Illinois; In my 2nd semester as an Assistant Principal in two buildings...K-3 and 4-8. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Welcome to #Leadlap everyone. I’m Shelley Burgess Ed leader in San Diego and co-author of Lead Like a Pirate. Thank you for joining us today.
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Hi Tyler!! Always great to chat it up with you! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @3_DLeadership
  • clegleiter Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning- Chris from a snowy and cold KC. #LeadLAP
  • hayes_melisa Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Hi #LeadLAP crew! Melisa from Ohio - teach 2nd & excited to join this morning😊
  • casehighprinc Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning pirates. Brian, HS principal from Massachusetts. #LeadLAP
  • SpEdTeachLove Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning! Ambre Lee from SoCal--11/12 English SDC teacher and Content Leader for SPED #leadlap
  • EdLog411 Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good Morning #LeadLAP. Vicki, Elementary VP from BC joining you today
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Morning Alicia! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning #leadlap! Carla, secondary principal from Santo Domingo, Dom Rep.
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Awwwzers...this made my heart smile, Nili! Thanks so much for the shoutout! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts, friend.🤗😍 #RealEdu #BookSnaps #tlap #leadlap PS You’re OWNING the book launch! So proud of you and your incredible manifesto. ☠️🎉
    In reply to @nbartley6, @BethHouf, @burgess_shelley, @burgessdave, @JayBilly2, @katiemartinedu
  • posickj Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Jay checking in from snowy Merton, WI. Learning with the #LeadLAP crew before clearing the driveway.
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    YUM! Good morning, Alicia! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Always great to have you join us in #LeadLAP Greg.
    In reply to @Greg_Moffitt
  • RichHayzler Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Rich Hayzler, MS Principal from NJ. Waiting for today's snowstorm to hit! Hello to the #leadlap crew!
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning, Amanda. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mandysamples
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Super cold!! Great to see you, Jove!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Hello again Melisa! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @hayes_melisa
  • JenO2687 Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning #leadlap’ers,I’m Jen, an elementary principal from MN joining the convo today. ❄️
  • MonicaHousen Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Monica from NY. HS teacher. Snow is on the way! #leadLAP
  • JDLugbill Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning- Jeremy from SW Michigan #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning and welcome! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Isham_Literacy
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Happy to have you with us, Nicole. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @nicole_inclass
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Hey Ambre! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SpEdTeachLove
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Nicole!! Welcome, my friend!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @nicole_inclass
  • JeffreyECourt Jan 19 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Hellow everyone, I am Jeff and the Principal of @PACarlton #CCPHScommUNITY, we are really cold here in Sask, Canada today. It is -35F this morning. #LeadLAP
  • kear734 Jan 19 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Good morning #LeadLAP, Kirsten here, elementary principal from Indiana #wercharles
  • Tellez2u Jan 19 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Hello from Chicago! I am Karen. Happy to be here. #LeadLAP
  • cgiardino3 Jan 19 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Good morning! Claire here a principal from columbus ohio. #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 10:34 AM EST
    I was going to do the same - but looked outside to see my wonderful neighbour already did it for me! #luckyme #LeadLAP
    In reply to @posickj
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:34 AM EST
    My apologies in advance for slow responses. I am participating from my phone while navigating the San Diego airport. #Leadlap
  • JasonCMcDowell Jan 19 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Jason in NW MO reading to take in some #LeadLAP on this snowy morning.
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 19 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Good morning everyone. Mariaan . MS STEM Teacher from San Jose, CA #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Oh YES! Cami is in the house! If y'all don't follow her...you need to...like this second! The things she shares from her classroom is off the hook! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @CwebbMrs
  • davidand00 Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Good morning #LeadLAP crew! David here from Lowell, MA.
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    I've never visited but I've heard it's a great school! #leadlap
    In reply to @nicole_inclass
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Ericka!! Welcome and good morning! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ErickaRBush
  • nbartley6 Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Good morning #leadlap! NIli Bartley from MA, happy to be able to jump on today!
  • ElisaBostwick Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Good morning, everyone! Elisabeth, teacher and instructional coach here from NY! #leadlap
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Good morning, friends! #leadlap Tara jumping in from snowy Kansas! Excited to be cozy in my house chatting with you all & @TechChef4u steering the ship this morning.
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Good morning, Rich. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @RichHayzler
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Right! We are frozen in MO right now! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @clegleiter
  • posickj Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    I have wonderful neighbors, but I'm fairly confident I'll be doing my driveway on my own. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @APKRentz
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Great to see you, Melisa! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @hayes_melisa
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Welcome, Nili.🤗 #leadlap
    In reply to @nbartley6
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Great to have you, Jen. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JenO2687
  • arts_to_admin Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Hi! David, music educator + aspiring admin from SC. #LeadLAP
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Q1: How do you organize your schedule and manage your time during the day so you feel that you are most effective? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Even though that looks super fun....it just made me grab my coffee a little tighter! brrrrr #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TaraMartinEDU, @TechChef4u
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    NO APOLOGIES that I'm pumped to see you my friend!! YAY! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @casehighprinc
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Welcome, Cami!!! #leadlap
    In reply to @CwebbMrs
  • jenladd Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Hello #Leadlap. Jennifer from snowy MIchigan checking in this morning.
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    The family says hi to all at #LeadLAP! HA! #Myhusbandthough 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️ #whywecanthavenicethings
  • JoanJtracy Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Hello #leadlap on a lazy California morning.
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Q1 is HERE! #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
      Q1: How do you organize your schedule and manage your time during the day so you feel that you are most effective? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • SFransky Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Scott, principal, joining from ontario canada. #leadlap
  • clairecummings Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Q1 has dropped! #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
      Q1: How do you organize your schedule and manage your time during the day so you feel that you are most effective? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • 3_DLeadership Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Are you ready for the snow? #leadlap
    In reply to @ElisaBostwick
  • posickj Jan 19 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A1 My Google calendar provides reminders for meetings and lunch/recess duty. Until I get a reminder, I'm in classrooms. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
      Q1: How do you organize your schedule and manage your time during the day so you feel that you are most effective? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • jenladd Jan 19 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Great question ready to take notes on this one. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Ikr! 😜 I’m over the snow, girl. I like sunshine! #Leadlap
    In reply to @APKRentz, @TechChef4u
  • davidand00 Jan 19 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A1: Just read something somewhere that you should actually use a schedule instead of a checklist and actually put times for working on each thing on your list to hold you more accountable. I am going to start organizing that this weekend for myself. #LeadLAP
  • usd271sgs Jan 19 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Good morning from Kansas! Stacey, a pk-7 principal, ready to continue growing this morning! #leadlap
  • trishgoosen Jan 19 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1. Colour-coded analog #LeadLAP
  • EdLog411 Jan 19 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: I make a list with my ‘Big Rocks’ first. As admin number one on my list for the day is always getting into classrooms #LeadLAP
  • Chris_Chappotin Jan 19 @ 10:38 AM EST
    What’s up, #LeadLAP?! I’m Chris cheering on @steam_fll from windy and cold southeast Dallas this morning.
  • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: I use paper & pencil to see it visually each day. But carry my phone with me every where so Ts know I'm available for them at any point for emergencies or cool things happening in class! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: I do a brain dump of everything I need to do & then I prioritize it. If I know I have something coming up to prep, then I start time blocking off 1-3 hours to work on it. Timeblocking my week w/ tasks/projects has been really helpful for me. #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Agreed. This is an area I can improve in! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jenladd, @TechChef4u
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
      Q1: How do you organize your schedule and manage your time during the day so you feel that you are most effective? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • manuelgarcesjr Jan 19 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Hello, #LeadLAP. My name is Manny, and I’m the writing consultant for the migrant department @rgccisd.
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: I calendar everything. If it’s on my calendar it gets done. #Leadlap
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Q1 is up! #leadlap
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
      Q1: How do you organize your schedule and manage your time during the day so you feel that you are most effective? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • JeffreyECourt Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1 I use Google Keep for a variety of tasks. I love how it allows me to share notes with other collaborators for various tasks or meetings. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
      Q1: How do you organize your schedule and manage your time during the day so you feel that you are most effective? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • polonerd Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
    Good morning #LeadLap Sean from snowy Orland Park Il. Dir of Instructional Tech and 4-5 months from finishing my Principal Leadership Masters.
  • TraciBrowder Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
    Good morning! Traci in Mansfield, TX...just windy & cold, hoping for snow! #LeadLAP
  • ErickaRBush Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: @googlecalendar is my BFF this year! Having the opportunity to invite people to meetings has helped me keep track of where I need to be and who needs to be there! #LeadLAP
  • arts_to_admin Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: My new organizational find - the Eisenhower grid! #leadlap
  • inpursuitofed Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
    Good Morning #leadlap! I'm Niki, a middle school AP, from Seattle.
  • 3_DLeadership Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
    I’ll confess. In my new position that started 2 weeks ago, I’m using the “fly by the seat of my pants” method. It’s really effective. Not really. #LeadLAP
  • cgiardino3 Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
    Google calendar is huge for me, also a I use this to help me as well. #LeadLAP
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: Google calendar is my friend. I have several calendars and easy to move things around. Click one, two or all to see what's what. #leadlap
  • JoanJtracy Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1. I set aside 2 hours in late afternoon so I know I can get my “work” done. I feel freer to respond with all my attention to the unexpected in the day then . #leadlap
  • nicole_inclass Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
    I have had to make myself be a list maker which never was my personality before. Now I enjoy and feel accomplished when I check items off. Still struggle with balancing people and important to-do's. #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: Not fancy, but I need visual reminders and daily goals! #LeadLAP
  • mandysamples Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: I use a combo of paper & digital. Love my @ErinCondren calendar plus BAND app/calendar to stay in touch with our team. The calendar links to iPhone and Office365 calendars. #LeadLAP #CreativelyProductive
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
      Q1: How do you organize your schedule and manage your time during the day so you feel that you are most effective? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • Tellez2u Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    I am a dual language coordinator. Each day needs the following: time with students, time for schoolwide language/cultural equity, time on instruction/planning, time on community work, and as little time as possible on compliance. #LeadLAP
  • nbartley6 Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1) Between a set class schedule and a coaching schedule I'm lucky to be able to create, I make a committment to truly be in the moment w/Ss, Ts, & admin-I secure time before school & in the middle of the day to breathe, reflect, and plan:) #leadlap
  • posickj Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Great minds think alike, Claire! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @cgiardino3
  • 3_DLeadership Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    I do use my email in box as a to do list. I have a comprehensive email filing system. It helps me organize who needs what from me, and what answers I’m still waiting on #LeadLAP
  • hayes_melisa Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A: lists/ digital & paper- due to forgetfulness 🙄 also plan book;) #LeadLAP
  • clegleiter Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1. I try to limit 1 hour of time to my office when kids are at school so I can be visible and support staff. “I must lead with my feet, not from my seat.” #LeadLAP
  • SFransky Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: I use a combination of digital notifications for meetings and written agenda for quick notes. Digital callander syncs with my family so things can be added on multiple devices. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1 I need flexibility, so I use a schedule on a clipboard with post-it notes. I can schedule my day, but if things change, I can just move the post-it. This way I stay on top of what I need to do. #leadlap
  • MrsHeatherHooks Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: Power Hour! (sometimes it’s more like Power Half Hour). I set time aside each day to knock out specific to do items. I don’t stop to do anything other than what’s on the list. I set a timer and focus to complete tasks. These short bursts of focused time really help. #LeadLAP
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    I love this idea. Do you print this or do you annotate it digitally? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
    • cgiardino3 Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
      Google calendar is huge for me, also a I use this to help me as well. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    This is so important, Lisa. We often forget to calendar time to prep for the things we need to do. It can add a lot of stress and late nights when we realize we didn’t fit that in. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • kear734 Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: driven by my Outlook calendar. Classroom walkthroughs posted first then meetings and such are put on by priority. Phone with notifications keeps me on schedule #LeadLAP
  • Greg_Moffitt Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: I have a daily “get-to list.” It starts w/ getting into 5 classrooms and ends w/ writing one handwritten thank you note - and other items in between. If I miss something, it becomes a priority the next day. If I miss two days, in a row it’s time for me to refocus. #LeadLAP
  • christinapod Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Q1: Reflecting and writing down my 3 most important things (number one being in classrooms) the night before and putting them actually on my calendar in blocks of time. If it's on my calendar it's going to happen. #leadlap
  • ElisaBostwick Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Well, it's coming whether I like it or not, but yes, ready as ever! #leadLAP
    In reply to @3_DLeadership
  • JenO2687 Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1–still trying to figure that out after 14 years as a principal! 😂 I try to schedule everything with my calendar, and I say things out loud to my staff to help hold me accountable. Also learning to say a little more...I tend to overbook. 🤦🏻‍♀️#leadlap
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
      Q1: How do you organize your schedule and manage your time during the day so you feel that you are most effective? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • JasonCMcDowell Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: I have a planner and a list. I try to mark my high priority items and knock those out first. As we all know time is at a premium. As building leaders our time is everyone’s time so I am flexible as well. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    I have used Google Keep for curation, but not in this way. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JeffreyECourt
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Great to have you in #LeadLAP Manny.
    In reply to @manuelgarcesjr, @rgccisd
  • Chris_Chappotin Jan 19 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: #TBCoach has helped me organize days for “office” and for “coaching.” #LeadLAP
  • Tellez2u Jan 19 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: Google Calendar is the tool of choice. #LeadLAP
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 10:41 AM EST
    Stealing this idea!! #LeadLAP #teachingexperiment
    • MrsHeatherHooks Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
      A1: Power Hour! (sometimes it’s more like Power Half Hour). I set time aside each day to knock out specific to do items. I don’t stop to do anything other than what’s on the list. I set a timer and focus to complete tasks. These short bursts of focused time really help. #LeadLAP
  • usd271sgs Jan 19 @ 10:41 AM EST
    Q1: I use a paper planner and just recently I've added the @PrincipalCenter daily planner. It has daily gratitude, top 3 for the day, notes, scheduled, and planning for tomorrow. My phone is also my lifeline. #leadlap
  • 3_DLeadership Jan 19 @ 10:41 AM EST
    This is a first for us as Californians who moved here exactly one month ago. This morning we realized we were low on coffee. Ugh #leadLAP
    In reply to @ElisaBostwick
  • cgiardino3 Jan 19 @ 10:41 AM EST
    I actually print this. I fill it out the night before and place it on my desk first thing in the morning as a reminder. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • SpEdTeachLove Jan 19 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: #GoogleCalendar!!!! As a Ts, I still have PDs I lead at Lunch, clubs I support at Lunch, tutoring times, tech training, IEPs, parent meetings to track--I wish I could post PICS in the calendar #leadlap
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
      Q1: How do you organize your schedule and manage your time during the day so you feel that you are most effective? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • posickj Jan 19 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1 I have a list of staff in Google sheets that keeps me focused on making sure I visit all classrooms, as well as the kind of feedback I provide (note, vox, email). #LeadLAP
  • jenladd Jan 19 @ 10:41 AM EST
    Setting times for things makes sense. Perhaps this would cut down on bouncing from task to task. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @davidand00
  • inpursuitofed Jan 19 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: I rely heavily on my color-coded Outlook calendar that I have on my computer and phone. I schedule time to be in classrooms as well as time to work on big projects. I always print a copy and add unexpected events so I can track my time. #leadlap
  • JDLugbill Jan 19 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: Schedule my priorities. Be with people during the school day. Everything else can wait. #LeadLAP
  • JoanJtracy Jan 19 @ 10:41 AM EST
    I use Google calendar and add notifications. But then I am not near my device and don’t see the notifications. A sad tale. #leadlap
    In reply to @MarianaGSerrato
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
    That's awesome. I have a Happy Planner I am testing out this year. #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
    In reply to @mandysamples, @ErinCondren
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
    This is golden...thank you for the share! #LeadLAP @EricaJHogan @rdgdownthehall
    • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 10:40 AM EST
      A1 I need flexibility, so I use a schedule on a clipboard with post-it notes. I can schedule my day, but if things change, I can just move the post-it. This way I stay on top of what I need to do. #leadlap
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Q2: What strategies are most effective to you for avoiding distractions and managing procrastination? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • polonerd Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A1: My colleagues know that if they make an appointment with me, they'll get an email confirming it in G Calendar. If it's not in there, I don't know it exists. #LeadLap #TooManyHats
  • cgiardino3 Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
    I have thought about changing it as well, but have not gotten around to that yet :) . #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ErickaRBush, @googlecalendar
  • MrDougCampbell Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
    The best time management strategy is getting enough sleep. #leadlap
  • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
    This is wonderful....can I borrow it? Can you share it with me?? #sharingiscaring #LeadLAP
    • cgiardino3 Jan 19 @ 10:39 AM EST
      Google calendar is huge for me, also a I use this to help me as well. #LeadLAP
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Joining a little late - Elementary Principal from Ma. #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Welcome, Lisa! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Principal05
  • jenladd Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    I like how you prioritize what you put on your calendar. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @kear734
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Q2 is here... #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
      Q2: What strategies are most effective to you for avoiding distractions and managing procrastination? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • ElisaBostwick Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A1 I utilize my calendar in my phone and one that I carry with me so that I can see it visually. I also prioritize my tasks so that I can be as organized as possible. It's still a struggle as I strive to balance multiple tasks in and out of work and at home. #leadlap
  • CwebbMrs Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A1 - A visable in the room with hour time frames. When we meet in the morning & discuss our day we decide what goes into what time frame and try to stick to it as much as possible. I teach gifted and they do not leave, even for lunch, so we stay very busy! Timers!! #leadlap
  • clairecummings Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A1: We started using daily checklists at home once we had a baby because everything fell through the cracks. I have yet to bring this into my classroom but it is next on my list. #LeadLAP
  • cgiardino3 Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Great idea!!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A1 I place EVERYTHING on the calendar! Also, I use @GoogleKeep faithfully. It is my to-do list each day. I have 2 lists. 1) A running to-do list--yellow 2) But, the green Google-Keep list is my YOU MUST accomplish each day list. I just move items to the green one ea/day. #LEADlap
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    That happens, but then I rarely am without my phone on my hip ;) #leadlap
    In reply to @JoanJtracy
  • JasonSalhaney Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Joining late. Jason from MI. #LeadLAP
  • posickj Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A2 Google Keep provides me reminders, and it's linked to my Google Calendar. It's my new "to do" list. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
      Q2: What strategies are most effective to you for avoiding distractions and managing procrastination? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • JoveStickel Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A1 I have a spiral notebook that I make a list for the week in and the. A list for each day as I accomplish each task I highlight it in pink. It keeps me moving forward and allows me to check my progress #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Glad to have you, Lisa. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Principal05
  • arts_to_admin Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    It’s free! #LeadLAP https://t.co/sSOmwH3SxX
    In reply to @nicole_inclass
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:43 AM EST
    LOVE visuals! @APaulakovichIRT and I just chatted about this the other day. :) #LEADLap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @APaulakovichIRT
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:44 AM EST
    I am still a pen and paper girl, but I am slowly adding digital! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @hayes_melisa
  • davidand00 Jan 19 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: I am in my office early in the morning and stay late to take care of the administrative/planning things that I really need to concentrate on. These are the times that I know I will not be interrupted and that I do not feel pulled to be doing other things. #LeadLAP
  • teachteKBeck Jan 19 @ 10:44 AM EST
    Here's a screenshot #LeadLap
  • cgiardino3 Jan 19 @ 10:44 AM EST
    Sure, send me your email and I will send it. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @APKRentz
  • MrDougCampbell Jan 19 @ 10:44 AM EST
    Getting enough sleep is an underrated success strategy. Especially among educators. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • ElisaBostwick Jan 19 @ 10:44 AM EST
    I need to use @GoogleKeep! That sounds perfect. I had forgotten about it, thanks for sharing it, Tara! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TaraMartinEDU, @GoogleKeep, @GoogleKeep
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 10:44 AM EST
    Google Keep is my new favorite. Digital checklist that can be shared! #perfection #LeadLAP
    In reply to @posickj
  • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: Deadlines are the only thing that help. My ADD & relationship building means distractions are high all the time! I either stay late or come early so that I can get things (paperwork) done. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
      Q2: What strategies are most effective to you for avoiding distractions and managing procrastination? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • russell_sj Jan 19 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A1: I use this as well. A colleague shared this Intentional Day Plan and it is has become an essential part of my daily prep. I refer back to sheets regularly. I also have a bucket list planning guide to store ideas for the future! #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A1: I also make sure to remind myself that relationships have to take precedent over lists every day of the week. Don't make myself so busy that I lose sight of what our job is all about. #LeadLAP
  • SpEdTeachLove Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: I use the Task feature of #GoogleCalendar and when I don't do something--it's still there, glaring at me, the next day-#leadlap Oh! Most important gets done before school
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
      Q2: What strategies are most effective to you for avoiding distractions and managing procrastination? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    I totally get that. I try to get to school 45 minutes before it starts and stay about 45 minutes after just so I can knock stuff out w/out interruptions. #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
    • davidand00 Jan 19 @ 10:44 AM EST
      A2: I am in my office early in the morning and stay late to take care of the administrative/planning things that I really need to concentrate on. These are the times that I know I will not be interrupted and that I do not feel pulled to be doing other things. #LeadLAP
  • teachteKBeck Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    I love Google Keep because it opens next to my gmail and calendar with color coded lists #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    Q2 in case you missed it! #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
      Q2: What strategies are most effective to you for avoiding distractions and managing procrastination? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • elem_counselor Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A1: Multiple Google calendars that I can see together or apart on any device. Otherwise, lots of post-its in can't miss places! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A1: I try to have a plan for the day - prioritizing what I need to get done. I do my best to remain as flexible as possible. I love Google Keep & using my iPhone to set reminders for myself. #LeadLAP
  • JeffreyECourt Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    Us this in relatively the same way. I love it! I often try and organize to do's but also lists of students shared with support staff that need interventions etc. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TaraMartinEDU, @GoogleKeep
  • MrsHankinsClass Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    Wendy Hankins, 2nd grade, HouTX - Will try to hang, but just got home from the hospital late last night and may need a rest...trying to keep my mind off the pain 😣...and, of course... I ♥️ #LeadLAP.
  • ElisaBostwick Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    I use both, digital for the reminders that show up, but I like my pen and planner so that I can see it more visually and it's right in front of me. Helps so much! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Isham_Literacy, @hayes_melisa
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    That is often used in business, but it works well in education, as well! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrsHeatherHooks
  • BarbaraGruener Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: I use an essential oil spray that helps me focus. I've also tried just raising my hand over my head for a bit to bring my brain back. #mindfulness Here's a few other suggestions that spoke to me: https://t.co/UYveR7jrGt #leadlap
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: For procrastination busting, I like Productivity Bingo and incentivizing a to do list. Here is an example: https://t.co/tBeECrgFTL #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A1 Cont... Google Keep also houses a shared grocery list with my hubby. Which is awesome bc whenever one of us = in town, we can check off the growing "shared" list! #Leadlap
    In reply to @GoogleKeep
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: I've been getting up earlier and focusing on the day before I get to the office where there are distractions #LeadLAP
  • cgiardino3 Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: I write down on my print out, things I want to do that day, and then I circle the things I HAVE to do before I leave that way. #LeadLAP
  • TraciBrowder Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A1 I start with the non-negotiables for the week, topof the list. Write it all down. X off as they’re complete. The sense of task accomplishment is fuel to remain focused, but always remembering relationships are first. Sched readjustment may be necessary. Flex mindset. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TaraMartinEDU
  • polonerd Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
    I love Google Keep! I just need to be more consistent in using it. Everything from a center for research papers, to task lists. #LeadLap
    In reply to @Principal05, @posickj
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 19 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: I am the opposite of a procrastinator. Personality flaw? I have to get things done now. The distraction comes from "that other thing that has to get done". Have yet to solve it. #leadlap
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: Here is an example of a student created Productivity Bingo: https://t.co/EWMfX3GDOV #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:46 AM EST
    The physical act of writing it helps me remember! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ElisaBostwick, @hayes_melisa
  • nbartley6 Jan 19 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2) I live on @GoogleKeep as I'm not terribly organized with paper. I used to think I should get the stuff done I'm less passionate about first but then learned from @strobeled that we can be more productive when at our happiest-this has been a game changer!:) #leadlap
  • ErickaRBush Jan 19 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: Every time I find myself getting distracted, I immediately go back to my @googletasks list and work on the next thing. I use it so much now and have found that I love checking things off the list! #LeadLAP
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: I set deadlines and goals for myself. For example, by Tuesday I need to get x, y, and z complete. I also put things on my list to do that I am already doing (like basketball games) because it makes me feel better to check those things off when I finish. #LeadLAP
  • MonicaHousen Jan 19 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2) I'm a big fan of analog. I make lists. I add stuff to the lists, then I cross them off when I am done. It is astonishing how much satisfaction I get from crossing things off my list! Sometimes I add things that I've already done just so I can cross them off. #LeadLAP
  • msjosephsci Jan 19 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Hi joining in late. MaryRose . NY edu. #LeadLAP A1: using my outlook calendar & iPhone 📆 app to stay organized. Making sure to do my job but also to make time to connect with family& friends to stay centered
  • posickj Jan 19 @ 10:46 AM EST
    I'm restarting my commitment to Google Keep. The reminder feature is the key for me. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @polonerd, @Principal05
  • Tellez2u Jan 19 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2 My “scary pile” is always visible. That is motivation enough to get through procrastination. Thanks to @mariekondo, I try to spark joy by getting rid of that pile. #LeadLAP
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:46 AM EST
    I love it! It's my life line. :) And all of the lists are live...so they can easily be shared with collaborators. LOVE that, too. #LEADlap
    In reply to @ElisaBostwick, @GoogleKeep
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2 I shut my door and work! #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
      Q2: What strategies are most effective to you for avoiding distractions and managing procrastination? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • JeffreyECourt Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2 I work really hard to leave every day with my email attended to and clean and every week with my MUST DO tasks completed. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
      Q2: What strategies are most effective to you for avoiding distractions and managing procrastination? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    Q2...love it. #Leadlap
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
      Q2: What strategies are most effective to you for avoiding distractions and managing procrastination? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2b: We have two calendars on my fridge. One is a weekly calendar & the other is for the month. It gives us short-term and long-term outlook. #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    Welcome, MaryRose!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @msjosephsci
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    Love that. I use essential oils too. For focus and for calming stress. #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • arts_to_admin Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: Getting in early is key, so I can get several “pots simmering on the stove.” Work on other things while they’re cooking. Again, following the previously mentioned organizational matrix is key to prioritizing. #leadlap
  • teachteKBeck Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    And you can set it to remind you when you drive past the grocery store! We have many shared lists on our district leadership team. #LeadLap
    • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:45 AM EST
      A1 Cont... Google Keep also houses a shared grocery list with my hubby. Which is awesome bc whenever one of us = in town, we can check off the growing "shared" list! #Leadlap
      In reply to @GoogleKeep
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    If you are loving all of today’s suggestions and ideas, then I know you will love Lisa’s book. It is jam-packed with ideas on how to be #CreativelyProductive @TechChef4u #Leadlap
  • SFransky Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: we do a lot of meetings through video conference so I will leave my headphones in and I am less likely to be interrupted. I create a list of must does before leaving work which helps me with procrastination #leadlap
  • nicole_inclass Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2. I carry a clipboard all day so, if anything new comes up, I can record it and not forget. If I am 'stuck' in a rut of not getting started, I set a 5 min timer break, and then restart. Kind of like brain breaks for kids! #LeadLAP
  • mandysamples Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: I am a major list maker! This is a very simple strategy that keeps me focused. #LeadLap #CreativelyProductive
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
      Q2: What strategies are most effective to you for avoiding distractions and managing procrastination? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • ElisaBostwick Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    This is so true! Each day unpredictable happenings occur. Recently we had a situation that required us to redirect a large chunk of the day in the classroom to meet the needs of a child who had unique circumstances, and we had to shift our "to do" to another day. #LeadLAP
    • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:44 AM EST
      A1: I also make sure to remind myself that relationships have to take precedent over lists every day of the week. Don't make myself so busy that I lose sight of what our job is all about. #LeadLAP
  • JoanJtracy Jan 19 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2. Those late afternoonsI mentioned in A1 help. Also I love to spend a Sunday afternoon in our public library. I am working on Sunday, I know, but I also get the beauty and bustle of a library.#leadlap
  • usd271sgs Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2: Help! This is where I am weak. Proctrastination is not a problem, but distractions can be. I thrive on being out and about and then at the end of the day I have my list! The new planner is helping, but I need growth in this area! #leadlap
  • clegleiter Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2. I use a “Priority Calendar “ each month to help focus big item so I can focus on most important- getting into classrooms. #LeadLAP
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
    I set reminders on Google Keep. It's my favourite digital tool! #leadlap
    In reply to @Isham_Literacy, @JeffreyECourt
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
    I can relate! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mandysamples
  • TraciBrowder Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A1 Taking the time to set reminders on my phone for the most critical tasks helps ensure they are accomplished. #leadLAP
  • manuelgarcesjr Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A1) Reading and writing is a lifestyle, so I just go with the flow but make sure to carve out time for my fellow readers and writers when needed. #LeadLAP
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
    I totally get it. I am a list maker too. If I don't have a list, I am lost for the day. #leadlap #creativelyproductive
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
    For all of you frantially saving all these awesome ideas, no stress, I'll have the archive link at the end of the chat for you! #SoMuchAwesome #LeadLAP @TechChef4u
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
    Cannot wait to read this! Organizing & productivity are my favorites! When I'm stressed, I clean (out). When I'm overwhelmed, I create lists and start checking things off one by one. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @burgess_shelley, @TechChef4u
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
    Q3: What are your best practices (or processes) for setting and achieving personal and professional goals? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • msjosephsci Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2: no distracting apps on my phone. I love Twitter but I don’t have it as an 📱app.i have to do lists that I cross off everyday- that’s analog. The feeling off crossing it off is satisfying. #LeadLAP
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    I forgot it does that! Need to get in and play with it more! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @carlameyrink, @JeffreyECourt
  • kear734 Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A2: I am the squirrel in the convo but I put kids first always. I have daily talks with my peers and we hold each other accountable to avoid procrastination. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Love this, Chris! #LeadLAP
    • clegleiter Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
      A2. I use a “Priority Calendar “ each month to help focus big item so I can focus on most important- getting into classrooms. #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Time for Q3! #LeadLAP
  • christinapod Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Q2: Nothing fancy. Just HIDE MY PHONE. Sometimes close the door. As much as I enjoy talking with others sometimes I have to give myself permission to prioritize the work that will have a positive outcome on students. It allows me to be more present in the future. #leadlap
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Shalom all, joining late from San Diego, CA. I'm Sarah, on-loan teacher from #NSDnow to @UCSDCREATE and @CRLP_UCSD. My role is to support literacy and multilingualism countrywide. #LeadLAP
  • MrsHankinsClass Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A1: It’s easy for me to stay organized because I’m sooooo OCD...but I can’t live without sticky notes or my iPhone calendar! (P.S.— I only have this picture because my students and I were playing a game — labeling nouns. 😂) #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Q3 has dropped. #LeadLAP
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Really simply to use, I guarantee it will be new favorite! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @posickj, @polonerd
  • mandysamples Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Love “scary pile”! I have one of these too! It now has a new name. 😀 #LeadLap
    In reply to @Tellez2u, @MarieKondo
  • MrsHeatherHooks Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A2: One strategy for avoiding distractions and procrastination is setting mini task challenges. I give myself 10 minutes to do something. Just like setting short timers for students, I do it for myself too. Ready? Set? GO! #LeadLAP
  • rokstar19 Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A2 I like list and using reminder apps. #LeadLAP
  • polonerd Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    I think my distractions are more that I struggle with using the word NO. Too many days where my task list doubles 10 minutes into the day. #leadlap
    In reply to @usd271sgs
  • PascaleLMichaud Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Good Morning! Joining late due to intermittent internet! #LeadLAP
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3: Creating small "mini-goals" for myself is helpful for me. I am much more likely to reach a big goal when I set smaller, more manageable goals. #LeadLAP
  • courtkneeruns Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Courtney from @Hopetechschool. Hopping in! #leadlap
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2 If I'm focused on a project...I listen to Alpha Waves frequencies. It helps me concentrate like none other. There = so much science to it, but I won't bore you. This one is my fave... https://t.co/kVHd8nhVXE #LeadLap #REALEdu
  • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 10:50 AM EST
    This is awesome!! Do you do one as a team or do you do one individually? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @clegleiter
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:50 AM EST
    I am right there w/ u. I try to positively procrastinate. When I didn’t feel like writing, I would do other things like watch a TED talk or research a topic I planned to include in the book. #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • Tellez2u Jan 19 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2 also have a competition with myself to keep inbox under 100. Very motivating. #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Yes! And we have to remember not to beat ourselves up when we didn't complete all the "to-do's" I learned early in my prinicpalship to be sure to reflect on my I-Did list each day. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ElisaBostwick
  • cgiardino3 Jan 19 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A3: Tell others and share my goals, helps people hold me accountable and they check in on me. #LeadLAP
  • stephgreen26 Jan 19 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Stephanie Green from North MS #Leadlap #CreativelyProductive
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Definitely! And those optional workdays and snow days are my favorites to work because very few people are there! I get *SO* much done! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Wow, I haven't used the @principalcenter planner but it sounds AMAZING. Thank you for sharing this resource - definitely going to investigate. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @usd271sgs, @PrincipalCenter, @PrincipalCenter
  • ElisaBostwick Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    Same! Cleaning out and reorganizing always helps me to improve my focus. When everything is organized, I feel much more productive. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @iluveducating, @burgess_shelley, @TechChef4u
  • kear734 Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    Turning off my notifications has been the best thing I’ve done! #LeadLap
    • msjosephsci Jan 19 @ 10:48 AM EST
      A2: no distracting apps on my phone. I love Twitter but I don’t have it as an 📱app.i have to do lists that I cross off everyday- that’s analog. The feeling off crossing it off is satisfying. #LeadLAP
  • russell_sj Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A2: To avoid the extra distractions I move to my mobile desk in hallways and knock a few things off my list in bursts. #leadLAP
  • posickj Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3 I need to make it a habit or it won't get done. Daily runs have been a habit for me for a while. So has learning through Twitter. Posted deadlines help with professional goals. #LeadLAP
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    This is so true. We never know what the day holds regardless of lists. People first. Students & Teachers! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ElisaBostwick
  • courtkneeruns Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A2) Handling procrastination and efficiency is about giving myself a daily timeline of when I need to get things done. Without a goal I will keep putting off everything. #timemanagement #leadlap
  • AllysonApsey Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A2: Listening to classical music or having quiet is important for my productivity so I can focus on the voice in my head. (Allyson Apsey, elem principal and author of #Path2Serendipity , jumping in during son’s 🏀 game) #LeadLAP
  • JenO2687 Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A2- Oh man...taking notes! NOT my strong suit. I block out time & close a door. This undiagnosed ADHD’r gets distracted. Usually they are good distractions (kids, hallwaywalks, connecting w/staff) but ticking off must-dos requires a little door intervention! #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
      Q2: What strategies are most effective to you for avoiding distractions and managing procrastination? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    Love this, Alicia. I place extras on my list sometimes, too. Especially when I have a few BIG long projects. I have to check something off. ;) #Leadlap
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • clairecummings Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A1: Also all meals revolve around the Paprika app. All our recipes are in it so we add to the meal calendar and grocery list and the ingredients pop up by section of the store. Syncs so when someone crosses it off it’s updated. You can add recipes from any site online #LeadLAP
  • MonicaHousen Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3) Finding the goals worth pursuing is the first step. I reach out, read, network, then reflect. Driving to and from work is great reflection time, and often when I create new goals. #LeadLAP
  • MattDunbar_VT Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A2: I am Calendar heavy. I have a hanging whiteboard that I have sectioned into long term & short term activities and then upcoming meetings and sports supervision. I have a huge calendar on my desk and use my google calendar as well. Having reminders everywhere is huge #LeadLAP
  • JeffreyECourt Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3 - Honestly, carving time out for myself as professional growth and reflection is critical. Try to achieve this at least 3 hours a week. #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: I find that once I set a goal, I need to have an accountability partner. Someone who checks in to see progress and someone I can ask for help if I need. I have great mentors professionally & amazing friends/family personally. #LeadLAP
  • msjosephsci Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: I learned this from my daughter. Manifesting ny goal/vision -Writing down the goal in my calendar- date I will achieve the goal & then placing checkpoints for myself along the way ensuring I incrementally work towards the goal 🥅 #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: Intentionality is golden for me. Making it visual, having an accountability partner and making it happen daily is key for me! #LeadLAP
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    List maker here too! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mandysamples
  • inpursuitofed Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: Writing down the goals and reviewing them frequently helps keep me on track. I also jot down progress toward them regularly. When possible, I try to find people working on the same goals so we can motivate each other and hold one another accountable. #leadlap
  • JoveStickel Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3 I’m a list maker and I need to see those lists everyday to keep me on track #LeadLAP
  • EdLog411 Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A2: I have some set items everyday..my teaching time is in the middle of the day and the first and last half hour is to connect with parents and say hello/goodbye to students. This helps keep me focused #LeadLAP
  • BarbaraGruener Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: Writing goals as SMART goals helps me a lot. It also helps to chunk the goals so you can achieve milestones without being overwhelmed by hurdles that seem insurmountable. https://t.co/EIGyYH6VKE #leadlap
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    Oh I feel ya! My sticky notes and my Google Calendar are my BFF's. #leadlap #creativelyproductive
    • MrsHankinsClass Jan 19 @ 10:49 AM EST
      A1: It’s easy for me to stay organized because I’m sooooo OCD...but I can’t live without sticky notes or my iPhone calendar! (P.S.— I only have this picture because my students and I were playing a game — labeling nouns. 😂) #LeadLAP
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    Wowzers...this chat is on fire!! Q3 is up! #leadlap
  • JasonSalhaney Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    an accountability partner is so helpful. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @APKRentz
  • polonerd Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    To anyone who has an inbox of under 100. #leadlap
    In reply to @Tellez2u
  • MrsHeatherHooks Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: Set a completion date. If you need accountability, share the goal and timeline with others. #LeadLAP
  • hayes_melisa Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3. Creating goals together❤️ My kids and I created our #OneWord2019 & reflect each week💕 #LeadLAP
  • posickj Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    It's just a habit that I need to start. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Principal05, @polonerd
  • PascaleLMichaud Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    Is there an Office 365 equivalent to Google Keep? #LeadLAP
  • awhaleofaschool Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    Close my office door and follow my checklist. At the beginning of the year, I used to race with another principal colleague to see who could finish their weekly parent bulletin first. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • SFransky Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: I think accountability is key to achieving goals. Making them visible and reminding myself of them sometimes daily. I also let those that are around me and possible able to help me k ow about them. This acts as accountability and encouragement #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3 Writing them down and posting them where they can be seen daily. Sharing them with others so that you have accountability partners. #LeadLAP
  • manuelgarcesjr Jan 19 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A2) I welcome distractions in my line of business, which is teaching writing. Distractions are healthy and human. That’s where fresh ideas are born. #LeadLAP
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
    Many T's now use this and our meetings are often buzzing with reminders. :) Love the commitment from our teachers! #LEadLAP
    In reply to @TraciBrowder
  • JDLugbill Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
    Q3: Making myself stop, think and write about what I've learned. #LeadLap
  • courtkneeruns Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
    I do too! Writing down already completed items does something to the psyche. Lol. #leadlap
    In reply to @MonicaHousen
  • StephEmbry Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
    Good morning #leadlap jumping in late. Stephanie from MO.
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3: For professional goals, my colleague @tejashanson uses this idea of buckets to look at the areas that are passions and priorities for him and then makes these visible. Totally stealing this idea. ;) #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • mandysamples Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
    I recently did the same! It has been very refreshing ~ I had no idea! #LeadLap
    In reply to @kear734
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
    Yes - hiding the phone is my strategy, too. Biggest distractor of all (for me) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @christinapod
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3 If I don't schedule it, it doesn't happen. I also make lists to work through. For long term goals I keep my #oneword where I can see it (laptop wallpaper, on my bulletin board, in my agenda) #leadlap
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
    For sure! Sticky notes!!! I can't live without them! I write notes to myself at work all the time - especially when it's dealing with 1:1. This S needs a loaner, this S needs their repaired Chromebook given back, etc. I can put it in my spreadsheet later. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrsHankinsClass
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
    So glad you could make it! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @StephEmbry
  • nbartley6 Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3 My personal & professional goals come from a place of wanting to reach Ss, Ts, admin, and the community better than what I did before. Creating interactive Google Sites is something I'm working on all year. #leadlap
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3: For me, I have to make sure that my personal goals are really aligned to my values so I know I am moving in the right direction, so I do a values audit once a year or so: https://t.co/2TAJwiiEvD #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • rokstar19 Jan 19 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3 I set short term and long term goals and write them on my little white board. #LeadLAP
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:54 AM EST
    Amen!! #Leadlap
    In reply to @jhesson83, @GoogleKeep
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:54 AM EST
    Genius idea! If the book is full of stuff like this, I'm going to be in heaven! #LeadLAP
  • kear734 Jan 19 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: sharing my goals and being as transparent as possible through the journey. #LeadLAP
  • ElisaBostwick Jan 19 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: I do a lot of long and short term goal setting and work backwards. I decide on flexible target dates to complete tasks that help me work towards and achieve my goals. I also post my goals where I can see them so that they're a constant reminder. #leadlap
  • clegleiter Jan 19 @ 10:54 AM EST
    #LeadLAP
    • clegleiter Jan 19 @ 10:54 AM EST
      A3. I focus on the 4 quadrants (From Balance LAP) so the Professional, Positional, Passions and Personal. Most important is to focus of reflection in all areas.
  • MattDunbar_VT Jan 19 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: I keep track of my goals by having them posted in many locations. At the beginning of the year I have an overall goals list but throughout the course of the year I keep track of short and long on my whiteboard. I try reflecting on them as often as possible #LeadLAP
  • ErickaRBush Jan 19 @ 10:54 AM EST
    I leave them on my Tasks List so they are a constant reminder of what’s important. #LeadLAP
  • christinapod Jan 19 @ 10:54 AM EST
    Q3: Setting a larger goal and then benchmark dates along the way (with super gratifying boxes to check off upon completion). When thinking about the big goal reflecting on passion, purpose and impact. #leadlap
  • mandysamples Jan 19 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: Being truly reflective and intentional has helped me set goals. #LeadLap
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
    It totally is. I can't wait to hear your thoughts and feelings once you get the book. #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Q4: What are your favorite strategies and tools for sharing back and beginning to implement what you learned at an event or conference with your staff? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • russell_sj Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A3: I love learning from others. I try to stay up to date on new practices and find twitter chats like #LeadLAP valuable
  • usd271sgs Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A3: I keep the goals in front of me. I have a reminder on my computer screen and my professional goals posted on the wall. I share with others for accountability. My #oneword2019 is be. #leadlap
  • polonerd Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
    I lose paper. There I said it, it's out there. I have a link to certain Google Forms on my iPad and phone. Enter quick info and access it later. I keep working to automate the processes. #leadlap
    In reply to @iluveducating, @MrsHankinsClass
  • Greg_Moffitt Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A2: I have an open door policy - anyone can come in & talk about anything, anytime. Last year, our secretaries told me to start shutting my door for half an hour a day to get a little bit done each day. They protect that time for me. #LeadLAP
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A1 - I have more solutions now, thanks to this fantastic #LeadLAP community! I don't have a strategy, other than I MUST calendar EVERYTHING immediately on my Google calendar. Literally everything - "Call Sarah back at 9:45". With reminders set.
  • MrsHankinsClass Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A2: The best way I avoid distractions is by arriving to school by 6:15am! No one is there then, but me & Alva. I get so much work done then! (P.S.—Alva is our amazing custodian!) #LeadLAP
  • stephgreen26 Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A1: I have an electronic calendar that syncs to my watch/ email. I also use an Erin Condren planner bc I’m visual and need to physically check off my daily tasks. Physically checking off my to do list makes me feel productive! #LeadLAP #CreativelyProductive
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:36 AM EST
      Q1: How do you organize your schedule and manage your time during the day so you feel that you are most effective? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • SpEdTeachLove Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Happy & sad at the moment because I have to leave (for a massage!)--but I will read all the strategies & suggestions later. Everyone have a great extended weekend #leadlap
  • kear734 Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
    I love to blog...has been a great stress relief too! #leadlap
    • JDLugbill Jan 19 @ 10:53 AM EST
      Q3: Making myself stop, think and write about what I've learned. #LeadLap
  • nbartley6 Jan 19 @ 10:56 AM EST
    Yes! Collaborating on goals and making a commitment to reach them in front of others are both huge for me in order to make them really happen! #leadlap
    • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
      A3: Intentionality is golden for me. Making it visual, having an accountability partner and making it happen daily is key for me! #LeadLAP
  • HartofLearning Jan 19 @ 10:56 AM EST
    One of the reasons I love @wgu is the built in accountability partner - the student mentor who checks on your progress, weekly to begin with. #LeadLAP #career
    • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM EST
      A3: I find that once I set a goal, I need to have an accountability partner. Someone who checks in to see progress and someone I can ask for help if I need. I have great mentors professionally & amazing friends/family personally. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:56 AM EST
    Q4... #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
      Q4: What are your favorite strategies and tools for sharing back and beginning to implement what you learned at an event or conference with your staff? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • EdLog411 Jan 19 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A3: In our district everyone creates a Professional Growth plan. I also create a second plan to ensure I am also building on my strengths #LeadLAP
  • mandysamples Jan 19 @ 10:56 AM EST
    Great idea! #LeadLap #creativelyproductive
    • MattDunbar_VT Jan 19 @ 10:54 AM EST
      A3: I keep track of my goals by having them posted in many locations. At the beginning of the year I have an overall goals list but throughout the course of the year I keep track of short and long on my whiteboard. I try reflecting on them as often as possible #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A3: Truth--I have to have ways to recover if I don't meet a goal so I don't just give up. #LeadLAP
  • Tellez2u Jan 19 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A3 Love this question. To reach my personal and professional goals, I surround myself with positivity to make sure the inspiration is always there. #leadlap
  • courtkneeruns Jan 19 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A3) Best practice for achieving and setting goals is...TELL SOMEONE! Saying it out loud as well as community support just maximizes productivity. #leadlap
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 10:56 AM EST
    I had to do the same thing. Just a little focused time can make such a difference in the to-do list. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Greg_Moffitt
  • JoanJtracy Jan 19 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A1. Revisited. I have never been much of a calendar person. I write things on calendar, but I really rely on my memory or some one reminding me. That is still the best for me. So I guess I rely on kindness . Can I call that collaboration?. #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:56 AM EST
    Time for Q4! #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
      Q4: What are your favorite strategies and tools for sharing back and beginning to implement what you learned at an event or conference with your staff? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A4: A lot of times I will immediately send and mail with information to those it relates to with a reminder to them to ask me about it when I get back. I also use Google Keep to remember which sessions I attended. #LeadLAP
  • teachteKBeck Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A4 - Providing coaching and support for the teachers who attended so that they are the ones sharing instead of me - building capacity and agency and on site leaders. #LeadLAP
  • posickj Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A4 I take notes on my learning on Twitter and often share the hashtag from EdCamps or conferences that I attend in our weekly staff nuts and bolts. A good face to face conversation is a good strategy, too. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
      Q4: What are your favorite strategies and tools for sharing back and beginning to implement what you learned at an event or conference with your staff? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
    Thank you for doing that! You read my mind. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @TechChef4u
  • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A4: I like to tweet from the conference some main points so staff see it right away & I remember. Then at staff meetings we have time each month for PL sharing for anyone to share what they've learned. I can go back to notes/pictures to share! #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
      Q4: What are your favorite strategies and tools for sharing back and beginning to implement what you learned at an event or conference with your staff? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • JenO2687 Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A3- Slow down, write things down/make a list, prepare (and reflect) on my day during my commute to & from each day. Remember my “why” and also remember to give myself a little grace when I’m not as successful as I’d hoped. #StillLearning #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A3: Joining LATE! Keep them in front of me, digital reminders, and focus my learning and doing toward those goals. Step at a time until I get there. #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A4: Our school hashtag is where we all share daily...it's a great place to not only celebrate the awesome in our school, but the awesome PD happening as well! #LeadLAP
  • JeffreyECourt Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A4 - I find that conversations are so valuable, especially in the moment that thoughts arise. I try to attend conferences with a team. So that we can reflect and discuss how the ideas shared may work in our school #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
      Q4: What are your favorite strategies and tools for sharing back and beginning to implement what you learned at an event or conference with your staff? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A4: I started taking my notes in analog several years ago and it has made a world of difference. Thinglinking them makes it so much easier to share back info with my staff. I have more info about this in this post: https://t.co/nQjUwljOu3 #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • MonicaHousen Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
    Q4) This is a tough one. People (students, too!) don't always want to hear/learn when we want to share/teach! Bringing up tidbits at opportune times is important. #LeadLAP
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
    Yes! And Twitter! I take notes on Twitter then search the hashtag and my name to find my notes. (Ex: @iluveducating #ncties18) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @posickj, @iluveducating
  • ErickaRBush Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    I like to do a quick summary in my Weekly Reminders for sharing out. I also like to share tech tools and/or instructional strategies that teachers can implement immediately if they choose. #LeadLAP
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4 I offer optional after school PD for Ts in my district. I am also trying to become more consistent at blogging. I tweet out the goodness and I talk F2F with those that aren't connected. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
      Q4: What are your favorite strategies and tools for sharing back and beginning to implement what you learned at an event or conference with your staff? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • clegleiter Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4. This is an area that I need to grow in - currently I share with my AP and leadership team. Strive to develop others to create collective efficacy. #LeadLAP
  • Greg_Moffitt Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A3: I ask our staff for feedback on how I’m doing and where I could get better. Then I take some time to reflect on what they tell me and set new goals. I get more feedback and then find an accountability partner to help me stay focused. #LeadLAP
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A3 I'm a visual person. I almost always make graphs. LOL. Ask @burgess_shelley @wenders88 & @burgessdave ! Once I can see my current reality, I set long term goals & bite-size goals. I'm a ridiculous goal-setter, but it works for me. I even set daily (dorky) goals. ;) #Leadlap
  • nicole_inclass Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A3. Surrounding myself with people, books, and ideas that help me remember my 'why' for doing what I love. I keep a pinterest leadership board to collect my inspiration.#LeadLAP
  • cgiardino3 Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4: I email myself things, and then I try to implement right away! Share ideas with my instructional coach, she then asks questions. #LeadLAP
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    I like this. I use my whiteboard for reminders but not long term goals. I'll be adding them! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mandysamples
  • usd271sgs Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4: I share a week at a glance for our staff at the end of the week. The top is highlight of our school schedule. At the bottom I share key points from events/conferences, favorite tweets that week, notes from a book I am reading. #leadlap
  • BarbaraGruener Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A3b: I heard @TomHoerr suggest that faculty write their goals and put them in a sealed envelope and give them to the lead learner. Every so often, he would check in with them, to see how they were doing on those goals. Gave them the envelope back in May. #leadlap
  • ElisaBostwick Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4: @Wakelet is a great tool for sharing our learning, resources and collaborating with others. #leadlap
  • davidand00 Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4: Twitter, #SketchNotes, making videos, modelling in classrooms, articles in our Week Ahead, @SmorePages... Try to share it out wherever I can to hit more people. #LeadLAP
  • StephEmbry Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A3: Just heard this yesterday. Before you go to bed, write down three things you want to accomplish the next day on a note card. You then know your focus for the day when you get up. #LeadLAP
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    I like this! Graphs make me happy too! We were separated at birth. I'm fairly sure about that. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TaraMartinEDU, @burgess_shelley, @wenders88, @burgessdave
  • MrsHeatherHooks Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4: I like to share new ideas in the hallway and in the workroom, through social media, emails to colleagues, staff/dept/PLC meetings. Share it any way you can. #LeadLAP
  • stephgreen26 Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Q2: I have my to do list in my planner that sits on my desk so I stare at it often. I make sure that I do not close my planner until all items are completed or a plan is set for completing them. I also set digital reminders to hold me accountable. #LeadLap #CreativelyProductive
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:42 AM EST
      Q2: What strategies are most effective to you for avoiding distractions and managing procrastination? Share strategies and tools (e.g. analog or digital). #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • nbartley6 Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4 Sharing through online communities and creating videos for staff are 2 of my favorite ways to share learning BUT there is absolutely nothing like face to face time with colleagues-sometimes it calls for being creative but it's worth every second:) #leadlap
  • Tellez2u Jan 19 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Q4 I like to share new learning by explaining the WHY always and often. #leadlap
  • russell_sj Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A3: I use a bucket list journal for my professional goals. It has a start/finish and notes for each idea. I use this journal to reflect often. My professional goals often align with my personal goals to stay mindful and focused on my family and my school family. #LeadLAP
  • JoveStickel Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
    So awesome to see so many new faces on here today. Love growing my PLN #LeadLAP
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A2 - Strategy to avoid distraction: Commit to the NOW and put away phone. Strategy to combat procrastination: Tell myself it DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT. Done is better than perfect. The need for perfection paralyzes me. #LeadLAP
  • manuelgarcesjr Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A3) The best process is living your vision on a daily basis. Read more. Write more. Listen more. Talk more. Live more. Learn more. Love more. Edit your life as you get along in life. Take out what drains you; bring in what energizes you. #LeadLAP
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A4 When a team goes to a conference we've now started staying one extra day so that we can meet & reflect on what we learned. When we just rushed back to school we tended to forget almost everything. The extra day pays huge dividends. #LeadLAP
  • arts_to_admin Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A3: Set multiyear goals. Look backward to see the necessary steps for achieving them. #LeadLAP
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
    This is a bonus question I am throwing in. 😉🥳 Q5: What are your favorite professional reads? What are some effective strategies for absorbing what you read into your personal and professional practice? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
    Right?!?! Followed so many new folks!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JoveStickel
  • nicole_inclass Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A4. I am a kind of 'dive in' right away kind of person. If a conference inspires me, I usually make a plan to implement right away. The struggle for me is seeing what will fit long term, and reducing the extras.#LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 19 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4: When sharing from a conference, I process it quickly, try it w/Ss, then talk with my Ts, schedule PD time, blog, then share via social media. #LeadLAP
  • EdLog411 Jan 19 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4: I always build time in our staff meetings to share learning and discuss how things are going (we agreed as a staff to check email daily so I would never waste staff meeting time with ‘administrivia’) #LeadLAP
  • christinapod Jan 19 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Q4: It starts with tweeting on what I've learned. Then I send personal "this reminded me of you" emails with ideas that I know specific people would be interested in. I can't help but share in conversations as well, especially if it's been something amazing. #LeadLAP
  • rlfreedm Jan 19 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Thank u @leobrehm for reminded me “As you know there is nothing that will police a learner but their own mind.” Words of wisdom. #ditchbook #leadlap #tlap
  • JoveStickel Jan 19 @ 11:00 AM EST
    This is without a doubt something that I believe in doing and our teachers are slowly taking hold of this as well. #LeadLAP
    • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
      A4: Our school hashtag is where we all share daily...it's a great place to not only celebrate the awesome in our school, but the awesome PD happening as well! #LeadLAP
  • Greg_Moffitt Jan 19 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4: If I go to a workshop or event, I try and bring at least one other staff member. That way we can brainstorm together and figure out the best way to share what we’re learned. #LeadLAP
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Oooooh, I love this post! Thank you for sharing. #leadlap #teachingexperiment
  • polonerd Jan 19 @ 11:00 AM EST
    One of our Ts who recently retired would have to call our Security guy if she was going to come in after 6:00 b/c he would worry about her. #leadlap
    In reply to @MrsHankinsClass
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Move Your Bus by @ronclark : It has started some spirited discussions and open dialogue :) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u, @RonClark
  • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 11:01 AM EST
    This is wonderful! We haven't been able to do this, but we have had a team dinner during the conference to debrief. We are able to talk & discuss and it has made a big difference in what we are able to bring back! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @carlameyrink
  • JeffreyECourt Jan 19 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4b - I also try to blog once a week to share my thoughts and reflections with staff. https://t.co/qFgnpO2rYp . It is my attempt to model continual growth. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
      Q4: What are your favorite strategies and tools for sharing back and beginning to implement what you learned at an event or conference with your staff? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A5: Ummmm..... @dbc_inc books. Also LOVE Donalyn Miller, Simon Sinek, Daniel Pink, etc. Check out hashtags #DBC50Summer & #DBCBookBlogs & my blog https://t.co/lByAl9NCqM for strategies I'm using from the books. #LeadLAP
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 11:01 AM EST
    Thank you all for joining me!. It has been such a blast! Just a reminder, “Creatively Productive” is currently available for pre-order & there is a pre-order package of digital goodies avail. through 1/26. More details at https://t.co/gjXwiw6mlf #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • davidand00 Jan 19 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A5: I have never been a re-reader but as I am re-reading #TLAP and making #SketchNotes for my staff I am finding that I missed/forgot about a lot of the treasure in the book. So I am going to start taking a look at some of my favorites again! #LeadLAP
  • mandysamples Jan 19 @ 11:01 AM EST
    I need to begin using reminders more often! 😀 #LeadLap
    In reply to @stephgreen26
  • nbartley6 Jan 19 @ 11:01 AM EST
    Thanks for an awesome chat! SO many pratical ideas, I will have to go back through the chat AND get the book!:) #leadlap @burgess_shelley @BethHouf @TechChef4u
  • JDLugbill Jan 19 @ 11:01 AM EST
    Q4: Work with small groups of people. One conversation at a time. #LeadLAP
  • BarbaraGruener Jan 19 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4: I come home and blog about it. This summer, I heard the BEST national speaker on Psychological First Aid. Here are my #traumainformed #traumasensitive notes: https://t.co/gYbL2f0oCP #leadlap
  • Tellez2u Jan 19 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4 Decided to rethink PD this year and took team on a community walk with podcast playing. We then debriefed in school park. Also took a team in my car for a Translanguaging search around community. SHAKE IT UP. #leadlap
  • kear734 Jan 19 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A4: @evernote to organize and share and then link resources and PD on interact week at a glance communication with staff. Everything is in our building @CanvasLMS page, staff has 24/7 access #LeadLAP
  • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A5: I have SO many books on the go or that I've read professionally. I think biggest thing for me is to START RIGHT NOW! If I think an idea is great - I have to implement it now, no sense waiting. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
      This is a bonus question I am throwing in. 😉🥳 Q5: What are your favorite professional reads? What are some effective strategies for absorbing what you read into your personal and professional practice? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4: My passion for learning can get a little overwhelming. I work to balance how I share, but always put it out there somehow so that others that want it have access. We never know the impact sharing learning could have! (but we know the impact not sharing has---zero) #LeadLAP
  • mandysamples Jan 19 @ 11:02 AM EST
    Reflection is so important! #LeadLap
    • russell_sj Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
      A3: I use a bucket list journal for my professional goals. It has a start/finish and notes for each idea. I use this journal to reflect often. My professional goals often align with my personal goals to stay mindful and focused on my family and my school family. #LeadLAP
  • trishgoosen Jan 19 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A5. Start with Why, Lead with Culture, Culturize, Learning By Doing. Highlight & make notes. Include quotes/ideas in the daily school bulletin. #leadlap
  • clegleiter Jan 19 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A5. Future Driven is great read as many more. I learn so much from Twitter chats and Voxer and Podcasts so I journal and blog the great ideas so my core values as a leader continually refine and help me grow. #LeadLAP
  • MattDunbar_VT Jan 19 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4: While this doesn’t have anything to do with a conference, I work with our ITRT and another admin to keep track of good articles and twitter ideas by creating a “twitter PD” hashtag for us. When we come across a good idea we RT with the hashtag #bfmsTPD #LeadLAP
  • principledlady Jan 19 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4: Hi Leila here jumping in late I take lots of notes. I make a point to share them with at least three people. When I use what I learn I am overt about telling folks where or how I learned it. #leadlap
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A BONUS: As to absorbing things, I keep a reader’s notebook/bullet journal & that has been instrumental in my processing info, keeping it with me, & really absorbing it into my practice. I have a post w/ more info here: https://t.co/WUVQKQqa0t #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 11:02 AM EST
    Just so much awesome we had to have a bonus! #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
      This is a bonus question I am throwing in. 😉🥳 Q5: What are your favorite professional reads? What are some effective strategies for absorbing what you read into your personal and professional practice? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • RyanGaskill Jan 19 @ 11:02 AM EST
    White Board 3 To Do List columns, This week, This month, Anything Further Out. #Leadlap
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • posickj Jan 19 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A5 Lead Like a Pirate Balance Like a Pirate Thanks for the Feedback The Innovator's Mindset Just a few that I go back and reread from time to time. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
      This is a bonus question I am throwing in. 😉🥳 Q5: What are your favorite professional reads? What are some effective strategies for absorbing what you read into your personal and professional practice? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • ElisaBostwick Jan 19 @ 11:02 AM EST
    Thank you, Lisa! Can't wait for your book! #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • teachteKBeck Jan 19 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A4 - I also use One Slide Newsletters with links and resources #LeadLAP
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A4 I love @padlet for sharing info & collaborating. It's great for adding any sort of resource and organizing them in columns. I, also, like Google Apps. We have a @dbc_inc team meeting "running agenda" google doc & it's awesome. We can look back at old items & such. #Leadlap
  • nicole_inclass Jan 19 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A4. If goals are really important, I use canva to create a goal board electronically. The more time I spend, the more value it holds for me and the more likely I will accomplish it.#LeadLAP
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Thank you so much @TechChef4u @burgess_shelley @BethHouf & the #LeadLAP crew! This is always a bright spot in my weekend! Love learning with y'all! Be sure to follow one another! Can't wait for #CreativelyProductive to hit shelves soon!
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A3: My peers. Yes, I have a vision board and yes, I have a large whiteboard in office with overarching goals and smaller prerequ. goals nestled between. But what really keeps me accountable is sharing my goals with my trusted community of practice: Positive pressure. #LeadLAP.
  • msjosephsci Jan 19 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A4: I share all resources from conferences or twitter edu w/ colleagues via @googledocs or invitations 2 observe class 4 feedback. I try things as I learn them & keep what makes sense & toss what doesn’t. Not everything works for everyone. Use what works 4 ur community #LeadLAP
  • JenO2687 Jan 19 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Yeah, those distractions we were talking about? One important one right here just found my lap ❤️ #leadlap
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A5 Current reads: https://t.co/FXWLc6ohEZ. The Fire Within. I love participating in #2menandabook #Voxer book studies! The conversation and camaraderie is fabulous! #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
      This is a bonus question I am throwing in. 😉🥳 Q5: What are your favorite professional reads? What are some effective strategies for absorbing what you read into your personal and professional practice? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • MrsHeatherHooks Jan 19 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A6: Right now I’m all about @pennykittle and @KellyGToGo’s 180 Days. Webinars, book clubs, online book studies. Sometimes you just need someone to talk through it. #LeadLAP
  • HartofLearning Jan 19 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A5: Great reads: Move your bus by @ronclarkacademy Good to Great Effective Executive #LeadLAP
  • clairecummings Jan 19 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A3: Still working on a system for this. But I have found the passion planner goalsetting process to be the most effective for me. It helps narrow it down to what you really want. #leadlap
  • TraciBrowder Jan 19 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A4 I finally figured out what works for me: 3-2-6 Plan. Committing to focus on the 1st strategy for 2 weeks - it’s a habit. Then, the 2nd strategy - 2 wks, then the 3rd strategy - 2 weeks. 3 new strategies all routine 6 weeks after training! #leadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • elem_counselor Jan 19 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A4: I just bought a @getRocketbook to sync my written notes with my Google Drive to make it easy to go back to important notes/information quickly. Excited to try it out and see if it helps my efficiency in this area. #LeadLAP
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 11:04 AM EST
    Love how you try it with Ss before you share! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura
  • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A BONUS: I am working on a list for 2019. In the meantime, @manoushz Bored and Brilliant book was fantastic! #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • mandysamples Jan 19 @ 11:04 AM EST
    We do this as a district! It is motivating to see all of the amazing things happening across the district in our schools! #LeadLap #TeamDCS #RaisetheBar #RTBChat
    • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 10:57 AM EST
      A4: Our school hashtag is where we all share daily...it's a great place to not only celebrate the awesome in our school, but the awesome PD happening as well! #LeadLAP
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 11:04 AM EST
    LOVE this! I started this but ended up using multiple books. I need to be more consistent with one #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • StephEmbry Jan 19 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A4: Model it! I also create a Smore newsletter and send out to staff over new ideas I have learned but the most powerful and sustainable is being able to share with a few people from each building so they can take it back and share with their coworkers. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
      Q4: What are your favorite strategies and tools for sharing back and beginning to implement what you learned at an event or conference with your staff? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • APKRentz Jan 19 @ 11:04 AM EST
    It was a big learning day for me when I figured out not everyone is going to be as excited about something as I am. But if 1 person is, then sharing was worth it! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • EdLog411 Jan 19 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A5: I’m enjoying this one right now. When reading a book I put sticky notes on pages with ideas I want to try #LeadLAP
  • JeffreyECourt Jan 19 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A5 - Just finished @JayBilly2 Lead with Culture and started Stop Right Now by @casas_jimmy and @Jeff_Zoul. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
      This is a bonus question I am throwing in. 😉🥳 Q5: What are your favorite professional reads? What are some effective strategies for absorbing what you read into your personal and professional practice? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • nicole_inclass Jan 19 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A5. Lately I have been loving podcasts. They are quick, 10-15 minute listens that keep my on the right track toward succese. #LeadLAP
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 11:05 AM EST
    Thank you @TechChef4u for steering the #leadlap ship today! YOU CRUSHED, friend!! Yayzers!! If you liked these ideas...join us for #tlap, Monday night, to continue the conversation!! Lisa will be leading the way there, too! Can't wait! EEEEK! @burgessdave @dbc_inc
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 19 @ 11:05 AM EST
    Helps me to be able to add my personal touches, and Ts can be reassured that it will work in classrooms. :) We're from Missouri, the Show Me state. :) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Isham_Literacy
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 19 @ 11:05 AM EST
    aww....love! #leadlap
    In reply to @iluveducating
  • inpursuitofed Jan 19 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A4: I share new learning individually w/ teachers who are working on that topic or could benefit from the learning or w/ content teams of teachers. I include instruct. info in our weekly newsletter. I love the idea of optional PD sessions suggested by @Isham_Literacy. #leadlap
  • mandysamples Jan 19 @ 11:05 AM EST
    Great chat this morning! Thank you! #LeadLap
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 11:05 AM EST
    @padlet is fabulous and a anchor for many in our school for curating resources - but also for kids to access choice boards #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TaraMartinEDU, @padlet, @dbc_inc, @padlet
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 11:05 AM EST
    #allthebooks ! Great authors! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @iluveducating, @dbc_inc
  • clegleiter Jan 19 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A5. Great book by @SteeleThoughts and @ToddWhitaker coming out in February. Cannot wait #LeadLAP
  • JeffreyECourt Jan 19 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A5b - I try to take pictures with my phone of quotes and pages that resonate with me! #LeadLAP
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A4: Twitter, using HTs that I know they will see. Face-to-face, in a meeting (formal) or in the hall - "HEY! I learned something that I think you'll be excited to try!" The informal sometimes is the best (personalized to the T) for gaining "organic" support. #LeadLAP
  • stephgreen26 Jan 19 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A3: I try to be realistic and intentional when setting goals. This year I am only setting 3 goals for myself and carry them daily with me in my planner to hold me accountable. #LeadLap #CreativelyProductive
  • ErickaRBush Jan 19 @ 11:06 AM EST
    #culturize by @casas_jimmy was a favorite and helped me “carry the banner” for students, staff, schools and education! #LeadLAP
  • MrsBriggsHHE Jan 19 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A1: I have a folder for each day where I store my resources for the day. I also have a list of my “to do” items on my table near my computer. I’m an early bird so I arrive an hour early to get organized and set for my day. #leadlap
  • davidand00 Jan 19 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Thank you for a great chat #LeadLAP crew and thanks for the great questions and ideas @TechChef4u... Have a great weekend... Time to get ready for the snow that's on its way!
  • usd271sgs Jan 19 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A5: So many favorites so I'll go with my last three read: Relationship Responsibility and Regulation. Is My School A Better School Because I Lead It. Braving the Wilderness. #leadlap
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 19 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A5: I read #DBCBooks , @DanielPink , and @BreneBrown on my EDU journey! I process through changing my practices, my thinking, and then sharing that with my #PLN / #PLF / #4OCFpln #leadlap
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 11:07 AM EST
    I love this! Less is more. Reminded me of the #oneword strategy. Mine is "now", which helps me combat procrastination. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @stephgreen26
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Out Ts actually get PD hour credits within our district for the optional training offered! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @inpursuitofed
  • manuelgarcesjr Jan 19 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Bonus: Anything by @Tom_Newkirk. But especially his most recent. I like to experiment with ideas I get from my professional reads to see what will stick. #LeadLAP
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Thank you all for sharing your amazing ideas for being #CreativelyProductive on #LeadLAP today! An archive of the blog can be found on our website (bottom right) Appreciate @TechChef4u for BRINGING it today! https://t.co/vxEBZn4B1M
  • JeffreyECourt Jan 19 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Thanks @TechChef4u for leading the #LeadLAP chat. So many great ideas and tools shared. Look forward to reading your book!
  • iluveducating Jan 19 @ 11:07 AM EST
    For sure! I currently have 62 favorites with favorite number 63 coming out in a few days, haha! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Isham_Literacy, @dbc_inc
  • arts_to_admin Jan 19 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Love this book by @JoyKirr #leadlap
  • teachteKBeck Jan 19 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A5-I have MANY @burgessdave Books but right now I'm finishing Dare to Lead by Brene Brown @BreneBrown which is having a huge impact on my leading #LeadLAP
  • MrsBriggsHHE Jan 19 @ 11:08 AM EST
    A3: I reflect on what I have been doing. I also continue to read and research info toward my goals. This gives me affirmation that I AM making progress AND it keeps me focused on my goal. #leadlap
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 11:08 AM EST
    Dangling a carrot makes it hard to resist! #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 19 @ 11:08 AM EST
    Sweet! Love that we have a MO connection! #LeadLAP #4OCFpln
    In reply to @Isham_Literacy
  • elem_counselor Jan 19 @ 11:08 AM EST
    A5: Audio books are everything for me. Libby app and @audible_com are great. Information on the go! I just finished Talk To Me by @kimbearden and it was phenominal. #LeadLAP
  • usd271sgs Jan 19 @ 11:08 AM EST
    Thank you #leadlap PLN and @TechChef4u for new resources and action items. It's now time to put them into play. I am in need of a productive Saturday!
  • EdLog411 Jan 19 @ 11:08 AM EST
    Thanks my #LeadLAP PLN a @TechChef4u for the great ideas shared today. Have a great week!
  • RyanGaskill Jan 19 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A5: Love Does and Everybody Always by Bob Goff, both offer stories and anecdotes that are great examples of actionable leading and serving people.#LeadLAP
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 11:09 AM EST
    What is the title? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @clegleiter, @SteeleThoughts, @ToddWhitaker
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 11:09 AM EST
    Great titles! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @trishgoosen
  • clairecummings Jan 19 @ 11:09 AM EST
    Q5: Disrupting Thinking, The Book Whisperer, and Learner Centered Innovation have been the most influential in my classroom this year. I highlight the book and try to implement one or two ideas immediately so that they don’t get added to the never ending to-do list. #leadlap
  • Tellez2u Jan 19 @ 11:09 AM EST
    Q5 I look for one or two takeaways and focus on those to work on. Loving this book right now. #leadlap
  • hayes_melisa Jan 19 @ 11:09 AM EST
    Great #Leadlap chat- sorry missed few questions- My youngest wanted me to play a boardgame❤️
  • MrsHankinsClass Jan 19 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A3: PROFESSIONAL goals—I have a supportive admin who encourages/supports me & I’d like to say I’m a driven person. PERSONAL goals—I just get after it & get it done. It usually has to do w/running which is my happy place so that’s easy...except for maybe marathon day. 😖 #LeadLAP
  • JoveStickel Jan 19 @ 11:09 AM EST
    A5 @dbc_inc books have been a game changer for me. I also try to read a few blogs a week and I make bullet points over the things that interest me #LeadLAP
  • Isham_Literacy Jan 19 @ 11:10 AM EST
    It's on my amazon wishlist! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @teachteKBeck, @burgessdave, @BreneBrown
  • stephgreen26 Jan 19 @ 11:10 AM EST
    A4: Setting a plan/timeline and taking what I learned a chunk at a time to not overwhelm me and my staff. The plan holds me accountable to ensure there is follow thru. #LeadLap #CreativelyProductive
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:55 AM EST
      Q4: What are your favorite strategies and tools for sharing back and beginning to implement what you learned at an event or conference with your staff? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • polonerd Jan 19 @ 11:10 AM EST
    Thanks Tara & Lisa. Tara, I'm taking my inflatable dice to school this week. Can't wait to share with other Ts. #leadlap #REALedu
    In reply to @TaraMartinEDU, @TechChef4u, @burgessdave, @dbc_inc
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 11:10 AM EST
    A5 Some of my favourites: Hidden Gems by @KatherineBomer The Art of Coaching by @brightmorningtm and Shift This by @JoyKirr I tend to get excited by new ideas & try them out as quickly as possible. #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 19 @ 11:10 AM EST
    That is so awesome! Would love to re-invent our district hashtag to make this happen! @KarenSnethen @joshchoward @tcrain78 @jenmeyerhoff @rdgdownthehall #leadlap #bettertogether
  • StephEmbry Jan 19 @ 11:10 AM EST
    A5: The most impactful book I have read lately is Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by @jgraber & @mcleod. This book is so valuable in helping not only our Ts to prepare Ss for the future but also anyone making curriculum and technology integration decisions. #LeadLAP
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
      This is a bonus question I am throwing in. 😉🥳 Q5: What are your favorite professional reads? What are some effective strategies for absorbing what you read into your personal and professional practice? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • msjosephsci Jan 19 @ 11:11 AM EST
    Starting the book, how women rise. Listening to white rage, but also reading Becoming by @MichelleObama w/my daughters, on tap- dare to lead, educated next #LeadLAP
  • courtkneeruns Jan 19 @ 11:11 AM EST
    And @PartialCreditEd is great! #leadlap
    In reply to @inpursuitofed, @nicole_inclass, @cultofpedagogy, @Robyn_Mindsteps, @gretchenrubin, @elizabethcraft, @PartialCreditEd
  • MrsBriggsHHE Jan 19 @ 11:11 AM EST
    A2: I tend to be a quick start person. When I learn something new or have a new “to go” places on me, I get started right away. That keeps me from forgetting what I need to do, establishes my momentum, & gives me time to reset if needed. #leadlap
  • teachteKBeck Jan 19 @ 11:12 AM EST
    Here's the link to the actual slide EdTech Monthly 2018-2019 - Google Slides https://t.co/DYurTOyjrI #LeadLAP
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 11:12 AM EST
    A5: My go-to "read" is @cultofpedagogy's podcast. I listen and re-listen driving to-from school sites. For absorption: tied to previous Qs in this #LeadLAP chat - I must discuss with my community of practice and/or, use new strategies MYSELF and PLAN/TEACH with learned content.
  • pm_taylor28 Jan 19 @ 11:13 AM EST
    Period 1 I close my office door and work like a demon to spend the rest of my day out of office. Only my admin assistant can disturb me #Leadlap #creativelyproductive
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • Joshua__Stamper Jan 19 @ 11:13 AM EST
    {New} Ep.35 of #AspireLead w/ @karaknollmeyer as we discuss how the job is what you make it, patience in leading, restorative practices & the #UnleashedTalent concepts! #LeadLAP #tlap #LeadUpChat #EduGladiator Soundcloud: https://t.co/uo5gkaqoLw iTunes: https://t.co/I2uTJvJ8xz
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 11:14 AM EST
    Me too. I share so much that I have to be careful not to overwhelm my Ts. Not everyone feels comfy with an avalanche of information!! #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • pm_taylor28 Jan 19 @ 11:14 AM EST
    And I have big post it notes on my office wall with the big ideas and the big to do lists on it. The ones that take planning and organizing and budgeting #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • Principal05 Jan 19 @ 11:15 AM EST
    Thank you! Can't wait! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @clegleiter, @SteeleThoughts, @ToddWhitaker
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 11:15 AM EST
    YES! I also love those three titles. I read The Book Whisperer while a classroom teacher and it was transformative. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @clairecummings
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 11:16 AM EST
    A5 I absorb much of my learning through blogging. Many of my blog posts don't actually make it to publication, but they help me internalize my learning. #leadlap
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 11:16 AM EST
    Thank you for the archive. Too much good stuff generated in minutes... why I love #edutwitter. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BethHouf, @TechChef4u
  • MrsBriggsHHE Jan 19 @ 11:16 AM EST
    A4: I am blessed to have amazing teaching partners & we share our ideas & support one another fully. We share our ideas, offer suggestions, and are willing to try new things b/c we know we aren’t in it alone. #Leadlap
  • pm_taylor28 Jan 19 @ 11:17 AM EST
    My big wall post it notes. My school goals are listed there for me to keep working towards. #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
    In reply to @TechChef4u
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 11:17 AM EST
    Can you tell me more about these, Kristen? They look amazing. #leadlap #teachingexperiment
  • CRLP_UCSD Jan 19 @ 11:17 AM EST
    Ah, yes. Nothing like putting it into words and writing it yourself for true absorption. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @carlameyrink
  • carlameyrink Jan 19 @ 11:20 AM EST
    Thank you for the awesome chat #leadlap and @TechChef4u! I have ideas to try, blog posts to read & a brain that is buzzing. Best way to start the weekend!
  • stephgreen26 Jan 19 @ 11:21 AM EST
    Bonus: Too many 2 list in 2018: Culturize by @casas_jimmy, The Energy Bus (I read annually) & The Power of Positive Leadership by @JonGordon11, Lead Like a Pirate by @burgessdave I take excerpts from the books of things that stick & jot them down #LeadLap #CreativelyProductive
    • TechChef4u Jan 19 @ 10:59 AM EST
      This is a bonus question I am throwing in. 😉🥳 Q5: What are your favorite professional reads? What are some effective strategies for absorbing what you read into your personal and professional practice? #LeadLAP #creativelyproductive
  • technolibrary Jan 19 @ 11:24 AM EST
    Check out the Four Tendencies book about accountability buddies(also a website) #LeadLap @TechChef4u
    • cgiardino3 Jan 19 @ 10:50 AM EST
      A3: Tell others and share my goals, helps people hold me accountable and they check in on me. #LeadLAP
  • stephgreen26 Jan 19 @ 11:25 AM EST
    I tend to overshare so this is great! I love the idea of putting it out there for when they are ready to access! #LeadLap
    In reply to @BethHouf, @mandysamples
  • justaskdan Jan 19 @ 11:27 AM EST