#mnlead Archive

A Twitter chat for leaders and learners. Sunday evenings at 7:00 CT.

Sunday May 28, 2017
8:00 PM EDT

  • participatechat May 28 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Participate in the upcoming #mnlead by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/AQiIE8qOan
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Come one, come all to #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    What's up #mnlead ers! @RickJetter and @RebeccaCoda are in the house! #sldunktank
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Let's get some intros to all of you out there. I'm Bret, elementary principal in Lakeville, MN. Loving this beautiful weather. #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench May 28 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hello, #mnlead, Mark here, elementary principal in Hopkins, MN. Been enjoying outdoor activities this great weather weekend.
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    #mnlead Rebecca is literally in a moving truck headed to her new state AR from AZ.
    • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:01 PM EDT
      Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Come one, come all to #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Thanks #mnlead and @bretdom for having me tonight!
    In reply to @bretdom, @RebeccaCoda, @bretdom
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Hi Kim! Hope you are having a nice weekend. Staying strong for the long haul. #mnlead
    In reply to @khurdhorst
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Hey buddy! Hope you are well! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Hey! Mena, learning coach from Kansas! Woot Woot! #mnlead #sldunktank
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    That's a change for sure. Desert for Ozark country. Not a bad trade. #mnlead
    In reply to @RickJetter
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Hi #mnlead, Rita, librarian from Wisco. Just applied for my first principal job!
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Hi Mena! #mnlead
    In reply to @MenaHillEdu
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Hi Mena, Thanks for joining #mnlead tonight.
    In reply to @MenaHillEdu
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Hey, pal! #mnlead
    In reply to @RickJetter
  • jasongriffinhgs May 28 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Good evening, Jason elem. principal from NC #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hey Rita! #mnlead
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • valerietilton May 28 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hi #mnlead! Valerie IC from FL joining!
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    That is awesome! Good luck. It's a noble profession. #mnlead
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • MsValencour May 28 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hey #mnlead! I'm Lauren and I'm actively searching for my first teaching job for the upcoming school year! 😁 still watching the Twins...
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hey Val! #mnlead
    In reply to @valerietilton
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hey man! #mnlead
    In reply to @jasongriffinhgs
  • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Hi y'all! Elyse from Katy, TX. Special ed teacher & supporter. #mnlead
  • eileen_depka May 28 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Hi from Eileen from AZ, author and educator.#mnlead
    In reply to @RickJetter, @bretdom
  • japhillips0722 May 28 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Jerod, Associate Principal at a grades 6-8 middle school, tweeting from Magnolia, DE #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Hi Lauren! #mnlead
    In reply to @MsValencour
  • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Scott Gamification author and pusher from Alberta Canada checking in! #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    There's Elyse! #mnlead
    In reply to @Hahne_KingEle
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Hi Jerod! #mnlead
    In reply to @japhillips0722
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Hi Jerod! Thanks for joining #mnlead tonight.
    In reply to @japhillips0722
  • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    I can't miss a good chat. ;) #mnlead
    In reply to @RickJetter
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Hi Eileen! #mnlead
    In reply to @eileen_depka, @bretdom
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Hey Scott! #mnlead
    In reply to @MrHebertPE
  • japhillips0722 May 28 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Good evening. I'm glad to be here #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    @RickJetter is bringing in leaders from all around to #mnlead. Thanks Rick! #sldunktank
  • PrincipalFrench May 28 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Some of our regular #mnlead Minnesota participants must still be outside enjoying this spectacular weather!
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    READY for Q1!!!! #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Great to see everyone tonight! I'm enroute from Arizona to Arkansas so I will be in and out. #mnlead #sldunktank
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    It's a tough day with Memorial Day weekend. No sweat though! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    What a journey! Hoping for a smooth drive!! #mnlead
    In reply to @RebeccaCoda
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Memorial weekend changes a lot of plans. We have the ppl that need to be here! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Such an honor thanks Bret! #mnlead #sldunktank
    • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:11 PM EDT
      Memorial weekend changes a lot of plans. We have the ppl that need to be here! #mnlead
      In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • PrincipalFrench May 28 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1) Despite declining enrollment, my staff is excited about becoming an environmental education focused school for next year. #mnlead
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1: sometimes moving rooms mid-year might prove to be difficult for Ts & Ss - new space, new perspective, fresh start! #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Here is Q1 again . . . I may have posted too soon. #mnlead
  • eileen_depka May 28 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1 Any day can bring about challenges. Leaders stay positive, are proactive, and work to bring out the best in each other. #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1 Tough one out of the gate! Convincing some ppl that the countdown to end yr sends wrong message to kids & families. #mnlead #staystrong
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1: Spring fever is on us all, but sts & trs and staying positive and laughing together. A lot. #mnlead
  • jasongriffinhgs May 28 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1 Despite end of the year transitions, many Ts in our area are looking to join our team. #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    Whoa! Can you tell us more, Mark? Sounds cool! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • MsValencour May 28 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1 it's GOOD that I haven't found a job yet because I know something great will come along soon! #mnlead
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    It's so easy to start checking out and giving less than stellar effort. Finish Strong! #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom
  • jbretzmann May 28 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Agree. My whiteboard countdown says, "0" There are zero days until today. #mnlead #staystrong
    In reply to @bretdom
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Laughter is so key! Prevailing depends on it. #mnlead
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    YES! Countdowns lead to shutdowns and lack of learning. #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom
  • PrincipalFrench May 28 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    We're looking to brand ourselves & create new identity. Our school is located on 10 wooded acres with a wetlands. #mnlead
    In reply to @RickJetter
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Such a great perspective! #mnlead #sldunktank @RickJetter
    • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:12 PM EDT
      A1: sometimes moving rooms mid-year might prove to be difficult for Ts & Ss - new space, new perspective, fresh start! #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Yes. We need our best, even at the end. Finish the way we start! #mnlead
    In reply to @MenaHillEdu
  • adebisi4141 May 28 @ 8:15 PM EDT
  • ChristinaAronen May 28 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Christina, principal from SF Bay Area, little late to check in, but happy to meet w everyone. #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    You will land the job that you are supposed to be in. #mnlead
    In reply to @MsValencour
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Thanks! :) It truly makes the difference in the whole year for staff. #mnlead #sldunktank
    In reply to @RebeccaCoda, @RickJetter
  • valerietilton May 28 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A1: Sometimes constructive criticism can lead to self doubt. I try to look at it as a challenge and a chance to grow. πŸ™πŸ» #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    That's incredible! A Change of focus can be a positive B-12 to infuse passion! #mnlead #sldunktank @RickJetter
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench, @RickJetter
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A question I heard, would you keep your phone if it only worked at 75%? Why do we think it's ok at the end of the year? #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    SWEET! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • eileen_depka May 28 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Absolutely. We need to stay focused on the goal of doing wgats best for Ss making everyday count for Ss and staff.#mnlead
    In reply to @Hahne_KingEle, @bretdom
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Good questions! I love that one! #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Hi C.A.! #mnlead
    In reply to @ChristinaAronen
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A1: Squirrely kids--each grade doing whole-day event, outdoor learning, & lots of field trips. Staying productive in new ways. #mnlead
  • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A1: Controversy alert🚨 - workload. Most hate it but I ❀️ it. I'm working to educate the further & I never see it as too much time #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    I totally agree our Ss deserve for us to teach to the #lastbell #mnlead #sldunktank
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    So true! #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Finding new ways to engage them right up until the end. They want it so we have to bring it! #mnlead
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    You got this Lauren! You will love your positive passion. Exciting times! #mnlead #sldunktank
    • MsValencour May 28 @ 8:13 PM EDT
      A1 it's GOOD that I haven't found a job yet because I know something great will come along soon! #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Let's keep swimming briskly. Here is Q2: #mnlead
  • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A1 Working with sped, I see behavior as communication. Ts & Ss can learn something from eachother. Every day we learn something new. #mnlead
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Yes! This is a gr8 time for projects, field trips, std conventions, edcamps, & every other cool thing we want to try. #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom
  • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Gamification - it's the answer πŸ˜‰ #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom, @ritaplatt
  • RLong308 May 28 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A1: Robin-LRC TA-IL, Libraries R viewed as expendable as R library staff. My goal is 2 inspire. #reading #librariesmatter #mnlead
  • ChristinaAronen May 28 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A1: Ps get nervous w new Ts added because of the unknown. I look forward to the new ideas and methods they will bring. #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Terrific point! #mnlead
    In reply to @Hahne_KingEle
  • jasongriffinhgs May 28 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2 I will abort the mission when I see that it doesn't have our students best interest in mind. #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench May 28 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2) I quit my superintendent licensure program because I discovered being a building principal was the right and best job for me! #mnlead
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2: When it's just not the right time. I shelved a "books on the bus" initiative until next year. #mnlead It's okay to slow down.
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    In three years of being a principal, I've learned that slowing down helps just from making knee-jerk reactions. Time often helps. #mnlead
    In reply to @RickJetter, @RebeccaCoda
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Q2: Sometimes it's important to "go slow, to go fast" Some Ts are not ready for change. Introduce new ideas slowly & build momentum #mnlead
  • eileen_depka May 28 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2 Difficult to do everything well. Abandoning that which will have the least impact on Ss and reaching goals works. Prioritization. #mnlead
  • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2: My class is a self running world I let kids design & change it. Once they built a jail & were jail guards lol bit too ambitious #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Well said. That's really the only mindset that will get great results! #mnlead
    In reply to @RLong308
  • AssignmentHelpN May 28 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    #mnlead #nbtchat #titletalk #vedchat #wischat A Professional’s Guide for Using Case Studies in Online Classroom https://t.co/SA4ZZzFre1
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    It sure is! #mnlead
    In reply to @ritaplatt
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    I love that you knew what was best for YOU. #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Ha! I just said that! Slowing down is sometimes the key to moving forward. #mnlead
    In reply to @MenaHillEdu
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Noble, respectable, and highly in-tune with yourself and what you want out of life! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    I thought that was supposed to get the Supt license next if I was going to be successful. I let it go too. I love being w the kids! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • MsValencour May 28 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    A2 I quit a daycare that was almost like a biz- we had to wear dress clothes and they were SO strict about what the kids could do πŸ™…πŸΌ#mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Running a marathon shouldn't be about sprinting! INDEED! #mnlead
    In reply to @ritaplatt, @MenaHillEdu
  • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2 when I start asking the question on what good will this do. Losing sight of why I am doing this instead of for students. #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    What strategies do you use to prioritize? #mnlead
    In reply to @eileen_depka
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Absolutely! Only profession where you work 24/7 out of passion, loyalty and love! #mnlead #sldunktank
    • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:16 PM EDT
      A1: Controversy alert🚨 - workload. Most hate it but I ❀️ it. I'm working to educate the further & I never see it as too much time #mnlead
  • valerietilton May 28 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2: I'm kind of like a bulldog sometimes! Unless it's a total failure I try to amend, improve, get input, etc.! #mnlead Full steam ahead!
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    AMEN! #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom, @RebeccaCoda
  • ChristinaAronen May 28 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2: It is important to change a project or initiative when it is simply done because it has always been done. #mnlead
  • SandraBaldwin18 May 28 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A2 Sometimes being an early adopter isn't the same as being an effective adopter. Sometimes we have to change course. #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Slowing down and prioritizing will also help with planning next year! #mnlead
    In reply to @ritaplatt, @MenaHillEdu
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A2: When we wanted to start a new initiative but our Ts were still overwhelmed with PLCs. Timing wasn't right for. #mnlead #sldunktank
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    exactly! Relationships first, goal setting next, find a mountain to climb! :) #mnlead
    In reply to @RickJetter, @ritaplatt
  • RLong308 May 28 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A2: I push the boundaries..."outside the box thinker", makes Ppl uncomfortable. #growthmindset #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Change only happens when we change our thinking. We have to get uncomfortable. Learn, unlearn, relearn. #mnlead
    In reply to @RLong308
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Q3: Red flags of politics make us more aware and stronger? Seen any? #mnlead
  • jfprovencher27 May 28 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A1 someone who is not a yes man and argues and show resistance #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    LOL! Awesome! #mnlead
    In reply to @SandraBaldwin18
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    You are such a reflective remarkable group! So inspired by your responses! #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Input can go a long way. #mnlead
    In reply to @valerietilton
  • jasongriffinhgs May 28 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3 Lots of politics in our profession. Be mindful of your audience at all times! #mnlead
  • jfprovencher27 May 28 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A2 when you are the first one to try something it is harder than being a follower #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench May 28 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3) When we forget to ask, "What's best for kids?" #mnlead
  • jfprovencher27 May 28 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Q3 not all people are honest, fair and mindful including people in leadership #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    "Audience" can tell you a lot. Once it is reflected on, red flags can be minimized with just the right savviness. #mnlead
    In reply to @jasongriffinhgs
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A3: Wolf in sheep's clothing. They act, talk, walk like a supporter, but quickly change when your back is turned. Share w/ caution #mnlead
  • valerietilton May 28 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A3: During periods of change in leadership one must tread cautiously &w/great care. Respect change and give it time to settle in!πŸ™πŸ»#mnlead
  • RLong308 May 28 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    I agree! Ppl can have more reasons/excuses to stay in #comfort zone. I try to provide opportunities to learn...#mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    And when this isn't on our minds all of the time, we can get lost in others' bologna. Well said. #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • nipponupdate May 28 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Eric Walker , Hector Santiago , Takuma Sato , Thanks to Trump , #mnlead , #TexasDerby , #OverHeardAtABBQ
  • adebisi4141 May 28 @ 8:30 PM EDT
  • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    A3 There will always be someone watching your every move. Choose colleagues carefully & lead through thick and thin. #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    A3 Know that what is said to your face may not always be what happens behind you. #walkthetalk Trust has to be reinforced/proven #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Good awareness tactic. It's OK to be "healthily" paranoid. #mnlead
    In reply to @MenaHillEdu
  • eileen_depka May 28 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    A3 Be aware of culture, keep communication lines open. Understand the pulse of the organization and your impact on it. #mnlead
  • SupAnger May 28 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    When initiatives are top down and led by an "expert" they seem to be least effective #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Unfortunate truth to keep on your radar. Broken trust changes everything. #mnlead #sldunktank @RickJetter
    • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:29 PM EDT
      A3: Wolf in sheep's clothing. They act, talk, walk like a supporter, but quickly change when your back is turned. Share w/ caution #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Here is a piece I wrote about "Change Illness." https://t.co/E4qSiy75Db #mnlead
    In reply to @valerietilton
  • GSmit4Character May 28 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    A3: One does not have a career derail because of a lack of competence; it often a character or relationship issue. #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Good point, Gary! #mnlead
    In reply to @SupAnger
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    TouchΓ©! Adult mindsets can often diverge from what really matters. #mnlead #sldunktank @RickJetter
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    Yep. There are sometimes fingers crossed behind backs, but our awareness is how we prevail! #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom
  • ChristinaAronen May 28 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A3: Friendships w coworkers are impt, but be wise to the possibility of how some may use those positions to cover their own agendas. #mnlead
    • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:26 PM EDT
      Q3: Red flags of politics make us more aware and stronger? Seen any? #mnlead
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    It only takes getting burned ONE time to make a person cautious w/others. #mnlead
    In reply to @RebeccaCoda, @RickJetter
  • GSmit4Character May 28 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A3: When interpersonal relationships are weak & trust is lacking fear & failure will likely start to define school culture. #mnlead
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A3 Not everyone understands Fullan's 6 secrets of change. #1? Love your employees https://t.co/sLVaFwgHMm #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Choosing allies carefully is an act of prevailing. Your nexus group matters! #mnlead #sldunktank @RickJetter
    • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:30 PM EDT
      A3 There will always be someone watching your every move. Choose colleagues carefully & lead through thick and thin. #mnlead
  • RLong308 May 28 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A3: Because I have a #growthmindset...Not included in "rumor mill"...I do not gossip. #mnlead
    • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:26 PM EDT
      Q3: Red flags of politics make us more aware and stronger? Seen any? #mnlead
  • khurdhorst May 28 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Exactly. #mnlead
    In reply to @MenaHillEdu, @RebeccaCoda, @RickJetter
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    Top priority! I couldn't agree more! Takes a true leader! #mnlead #sldunktank @RickJetter
    • eileen_depka May 28 @ 8:31 PM EDT
      A3 Be aware of culture, keep communication lines open. Understand the pulse of the organization and your impact on it. #mnlead
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    It is people. NOT programs. Then, now. ALWAYS. #mnlead
    • SupAnger May 28 @ 8:31 PM EDT
      When initiatives are top down and led by an "expert" they seem to be least effective #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    Q5 is up--Let's shift to talent mining. Do you have any creative strategies? #mnlead
  • animaniacnews May 28 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    #WWEChattanooga , #mnlead , Spanberger , Red Hood , Honda , #RaysUp , Congrats to Splyce , #TexasDerby , Hector Santiago
  • jfprovencher27 May 28 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A3 Politics and red flags make you why some people are there or a given job #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Absolutely- people don't quit their jobs or work, they quit ineffective bosses. #mnlead #sldunktank
    • GSmit4Character May 28 @ 8:32 PM EDT
      A3: One does not have a career derail because of a lack of competence; it often a character or relationship issue. #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Hi K.H.!! #mnlead
    In reply to @khurdhorst, @MenaHillEdu, @RebeccaCoda
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A5: Sharing @MichaelFullan1 again. Because it is everything! https://t.co/sLVaFwgHMm #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    I like the idea of having relationships, not friendships. Working well together is key. Feelings get less hurt when not friends. #mnlead
    In reply to @ChristinaAronen
  • khurdhorst May 28 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    Tap into your PLN A5 #mnlead
    In reply to @RickJetter, @RebeccaCoda, @bretdom
  • PrincipalFrench May 28 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A5) Let others share their talents, virtuosities, and skills with their colleagues. #mnlead
  • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A3: Doing what is right for Ss and not what you are told to do. Follow your heart because it beats for your Ss not supervisors #mnlead
  • GSmit4Character May 28 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A5: Distribute leadership, collaborate with staff, and treat everyone fairly and respectfully. #mnlead
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A5: Share. Ideas, leadership, opportunity, connections. Share, share, share. #mnlead
  • jfprovencher27 May 28 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Q5 relationships, anyone who feels supported, like and welcome will have something to offer #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Great point. In what ways can we set up the forums to do this? #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A5: Sometimes it is important to watch others, listen to what they are interested in, and just ask what lights their fire. #mnlead
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Amen! When you feel cared about, you feel safe. When you feel safe, you take risks. When you take risks, great things happen! #mnlead
    In reply to @jfprovencher27
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    Play to ppl's passions and call it out. "I noticed how you...Can you share w me how you did that?" #mnlead
    In reply to @RickJetter, @RebeccaCoda
  • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A5: Ask Ss what they think others do well then go to the colleague. Very powerful to know you came to see them based on S impact #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    I like how you wrote this! #mnlead #sldunktank
    • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:37 PM EDT
      A3: Doing what is right for Ss and not what you are told to do. Follow your heart because it beats for your Ss not supervisors #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench May 28 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    For staff learning and professional development, you probably have experts in your own building. #mnlead
    In reply to @RickJetter
  • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A5 Execute & learn from your PLN. We all learn something daily. Lead up & tap on others' strengths. #mnlead
  • SupAnger May 28 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A5) Actively listening and encouraging colleagues to have a voice helps you bring out their strengths #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A5: When u observe & look for "what went right" with the intention of spreading good for kids it is easy to find talent. #mnlead #sldunktank
  • kalapeyton May 28 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    A5 Asking teachers to lead PD to showcase something they do really well in the classroom. #mnlead
  • RLong308 May 28 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A5: Cultivating professional relationships that develop a #growthmindset in staff. Everyone has talents! #mnlead
    • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:35 PM EDT
      Q5 is up--Let's shift to talent mining. Do you have any creative strategies? #mnlead
  • valerietilton May 28 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A5: Ask for their leadership and input when planning and facilitating schoolwide PD. It takes a village to bring about real change!#mnlead
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    It is also imp to really have a 'why', in my 22 yrs in edu, I have met lots of faulty (or even disingenuous/cynical) 'whys' #mnlead
    In reply to @eileen_depka
  • khurdhorst May 28 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    #mnlead We need to take the time to ignite the shine in our coworkers in our school more, not just at the end of the yr, but throughout it.
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Yes!!! Do what's right, give it your best, life is the most meaningful test! #mnlead #sldunktank @RickJetter
    • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:37 PM EDT
      A3: Doing what is right for Ss and not what you are told to do. Follow your heart because it beats for your Ss not supervisors #mnlead
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    I love this! Shine a light on all that is good. Build each other up. Success breeds success. #mnlead
    • khurdhorst May 28 @ 8:40 PM EDT
      #mnlead We need to take the time to ignite the shine in our coworkers in our school more, not just at the end of the yr, but throughout it.
  • R_CILR May 28 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    I imagine that your Ts appreciate that very much. #mnlead
    In reply to @jasongriffinhgs
  • ChristinaAronen May 28 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A5: Proactively spend time listening to what they talk about. Probe about what they feel would enable them to go to next level. #mnlead
    • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:35 PM EDT
      Q5 is up--Let's shift to talent mining. Do you have any creative strategies? #mnlead
  • eileen_depka May 28 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A5 Understand the target and seek out those with expertise.Current leaders in the field & future leaders-absolutely including staff. #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A5 Ask others to share their ideas out loud or give credit when someone likes a plan. Leaders develop others by paying forward. #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Love this strategic approach! Thanks Gary! #mnlead #sldunktank
    • GSmit4Character May 28 @ 8:38 PM EDT
      A5: Distribute leadership, collaborate with staff, and treat everyone fairly and respectfully. #mnlead
  • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Personal notes and shout outs have been a mission of mine this year. There is so much good in our views. #mnlead
    In reply to @khurdhorst
  • SupAnger May 28 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5) Notice and recognize the greatness in your teaching colleagues EVERYDAY #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    We have one more question and then a few housekeeping things for you. Hope you can stay until 8:00 CST. Here is Q6: #mnlead
  • GSmit4Character May 28 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5: My mantra was hire for character; train 4 skills. If I hired, promoted or retained someone of doubtful character I paid a price #mnlead
  • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Yes!! There is greatness everyday! #mnlead
    • SupAnger May 28 @ 8:42 PM EDT
      A5) Notice and recognize the greatness in your teaching colleagues EVERYDAY #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Right On Bret! Second hand compliments are a culture building act! Builds trust and an us culture! #mnlead #sldunktank
    • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:39 PM EDT
      Play to ppl's passions and call it out. "I noticed how you...Can you share w me how you did that?" #mnlead
      In reply to @RickJetter, @RebeccaCoda
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Love this! So often I've wished we could ditch the paint-by-numbers interview questions & just chat #mnlead
    In reply to @GSmit4Character
  • RLong308 May 28 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    A5: The reality is every person has the potential to lead...some just need a little more nudging. #mnlead
    • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:41 PM EDT
      A5 Ask others to share their ideas out loud or give credit when someone likes a plan. Leaders develop others by paying forward. #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Power answer of the night! Love this! #mnlead #sldunktank @RickJetter
    • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:39 PM EDT
      A5: Ask Ss what they think others do well then go to the colleague. Very powerful to know you came to see them based on S impact #mnlead
  • jfprovencher27 May 28 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A6 Show respect, give time, space and trust people they will take to places you didn't even think they would at first #mnlead
  • R_CILR May 28 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Yes to all fo that. Distrbuting leadership can have an amazing impact on a school's culture. #mnlead
    In reply to @GSmit4Character
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    YES! And hire for "attitude." Sometimes we get so caught up in knwoeldge, skills, abilities, or just years of "experience." #mnlead
    In reply to @GSmit4Character
  • valerietilton May 28 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Using Pineapple Chart at our school. Fantastic way to share talents at school!#mnlead
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A6: My passion may not be their passion and that's wonderful and we all make schools better. #mnlead
  • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A6: That trust & relationships are greater than grades and meetings. #mnlead
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    love this! #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom, @RickJetter, @RebeccaCoda
  • adebisi4141 May 28 @ 8:45 PM EDT
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    So eloquently stated. Love this #growthmindset #mnlead #sldunktank
    • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:39 PM EDT
      A5 Execute & learn from your PLN. We all learn something daily. Lead up & tap on others' strengths. #mnlead
  • GSmit4Character May 28 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    A6: Leaders are teacher in all we do. I can't forget that. #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench May 28 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    A6) Don't make assumptions or jump to conclusions. It's a lesson I need to have reinforced every year. #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    And you don't have to lead in front of all people. Leadership can be small groups, done quietly yet effectively. #mnlead
    In reply to @RLong308
  • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    A6: That by modeling failure I've pushed the creative envelope in my classroom - I model failure a lot πŸ˜‚ ... I mean risk taking 😜 #mnlead
  • eileen_depka May 28 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    A6 Leading others-Be a listener, supporter, encourager, seeker of knowledge, focused on growth, understanding, clear expectations. #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    VERY healthy strategy! #mnlead
    In reply to @MrHebertPE
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Ha! Was just typing, Always assume best intentions from others! That's the only assumption that doesn't make an ass out of u & me! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • R_CILR May 28 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    #BetterTogether!! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    I like this Gary! #mnlead
    In reply to @GSmit4Character
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Leadership comes in all shapes, sizes, voices, types, and personalities. #mnlead
    • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:45 PM EDT
      And you don't have to lead in front of all people. Leadership can be small groups, done quietly yet effectively. #mnlead
      In reply to @RLong308
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Such a good life lesson with any human-to-human interaction! #mnlead
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A6 Two things. 1. You're only as good as your last ldrshp decision. 2. Your follow through is essential to every ldrship decision. #mnlead
  • jfprovencher27 May 28 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    There is such a thing has a leader without title #mnlead
  • valerietilton May 28 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A6: Listen and be present for others. Sometimes others just want to be heard. Ts like to feel they have a voice! #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A6: Just how important it is to give relationships time to grow. Listen to that inner voice, take extra time to really know people. #mnlead
    • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:42 PM EDT
      We have one more question and then a few housekeeping things for you. Hope you can stay until 8:00 CST. Here is Q6: #mnlead
  • RLong308 May 28 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A6: Learned how to follow first, so I could develop my own style of leadership...Quiet Leader thru Modeling. #mnlead
    • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:42 PM EDT
      We have one more question and then a few housekeeping things for you. Hope you can stay until 8:00 CST. Here is Q6: #mnlead
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Great advice! I need to learn to listen more and listen better. Maybe most of us do? #mnlead
    • valerietilton May 28 @ 8:47 PM EDT
      A6: Listen and be present for others. Sometimes others just want to be heard. Ts like to feel they have a voice! #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    I couldn't agree more Robin! Leadership rises at every layer. Growth is inevitable. No finish line in education! #mnlead #sldunktank
    • RLong308 May 28 @ 8:43 PM EDT
      A5: The reality is every person has the potential to lead...some just need a little more nudging. #mnlead
      • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:41 PM EDT
        A5 Ask others to share their ideas out loud or give credit when someone likes a plan. Leaders develop others by paying forward. #mnlead
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    YES! It is ALL about relationships. Teacher to student, principal to teacher, everyone to everyone! #mnlead
    In reply to @jfprovencher27
    • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:48 PM EDT
      A6: Just how important it is to give relationships time to grow. Listen to that inner voice, take extra time to really know people. #mnlead
      • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:42 PM EDT
        We have one more question and then a few housekeeping things for you. Hope you can stay until 8:00 CST. Here is Q6: #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A6 This from @ToddWhitaker. I've learned this lesson too. #sldunktank #mnlead
  • khurdhorst May 28 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    That leadership is not an office. It is the strength & unity that pulls & pushes people in the depths of spaces to higher places. #mnlead A6
    In reply to @RickJetter, @bretdom, @RebeccaCoda
  • ChristinaAronen May 28 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A6: New leader this year. I have learned Ts want to be backed up, Ps want to know you hear them, & Ss want someone they can trust. #mnlead
    • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:42 PM EDT
      We have one more question and then a few housekeeping things for you. Hope you can stay until 8:00 CST. Here is Q6: #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Bus. item #1: If YOU or other leaders could take this survey, thx! The DT is now research bound with ULF #mnlead https://t.co/5ATZa3qxNf
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    I definitely want to hear more about this! Do tell.... #mnlead #sldunktank @RickJetter
    • valerietilton May 28 @ 8:44 PM EDT
      Using Pineapple Chart at our school. Fantastic way to share talents at school!#mnlead
  • BarbaraGruener May 28 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A6: I learned to listen to understand rather than reply. People connect thru their stories; we just have to listen w/all we have. #mnlead
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Of course I start taking it now. Sorry. #mnlead
    In reply to @RickJetter, @RebeccaCoda
  • kalapeyton May 28 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A6 You can't go it alone. I'm blessed to have other supportive and hard working leaders on my bench. #mnlead
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Clear expectations are so essential. Love all of these! #mnlead
    • eileen_depka May 28 @ 8:45 PM EDT
      A6 Leading others-Be a listener, supporter, encourager, seeker of knowledge, focused on growth, understanding, clear expectations. #mnlead
  • Hahne_KingEle May 28 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A6 Takes a village to build up, build a strong relationship, & moving forward for the greater good takes time. One step at a time. #mnlead
  • MenaHillEdu May 28 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    This is another example of the Pineapple chart via @BethHouf #mnlead P.S. I am so wanting to use this next year!
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A6 I reflected on leadership in 5 Promises to Make as an Edu Coach in @middleweb https://t.co/iIk8p1Y5vV would love feedback #mnlead
  • R_CILR May 28 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Listening is such an important and appreciated skill. #mnlead
    In reply to @BarbaraGruener
  • RebeccaCoda May 28 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Mic drop!I will be turning this into a meme! #mnlead
    • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:47 PM EDT
      A6 Two things. 1. You're only as good as your last ldrshp decision. 2. Your follow through is essential to every ldrship decision. #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Bus. item #2: Rebecca and I are speaking at MASA on June 16th and will be in town on the 15th with time with ya'll. #mnlead @khurdhorst
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    I'd love to give a shout out to @RickJetter and @RebeccaCoda for leading #mnlead tonight. Check them out in person on June 16th at MASA!
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Love it!!!! #mnlead #sldunktank
    • kalapeyton May 28 @ 8:51 PM EDT
      A6 You can't go it alone. I'm blessed to have other supportive and hard working leaders on my bench. #mnlead
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    A6 @JKRobinsonEDU says all, in @twitter bio, "If you aren't ready to serve, u aren't ready to lead!" NAILED it! #mnlead #servantleadership
  • bretdom - Moderator May 28 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    And you don't have to be a principal to attend. Aspiring leaders can attend too! #mnlead
  • valerietilton May 28 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    #mnlead Pineapple Chart 🍍🍍🍍https://t.co/JIaIXRDFaH @RebeccaCoda
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    We really appreciate all of your support and friendships. You are an amazing group! #mnlead
    In reply to @bretdom, @RebeccaCoda
  • khurdhorst May 28 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    #mnlead See ya there! RSVP
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    We are indebted to have you as part of our PLN! #mnlead
  • RLong308 May 28 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    @bretdom @RickJetter @RebeccaCoda Thank you for a great chat! Great ideas exchanged. #MNLEAD
  • ritaplatt May 28 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    I loved #mnlead tonight! Thx to all for such amazing food for thought! Many aha moments for me! Hugs & love to all!
  • MrDataGuy May 28 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Greetings MN friends @SolutionTree has ask me to let you know about a fee webinar about Global PD. Connect - https://t.co/aM27kfrRYF #mnlead
  • khurdhorst May 28 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Thank you @RickJetter and @RebeccaCoda for a courageous book. Thank you for sharing your genius with the world and with us tonight #mnlead
  • MrHebertPE May 28 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Nice to have digitally met you all! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ» #mnlead
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    Can't wait to meet you in person in a few weeks! #mnlead
    In reply to @khurdhorst, @RebeccaCoda
  • chris_bussmann May 28 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    Looking forward to reviewing the chat. Spent the time on a walk with my almost high schooler. Time is too short. #mnlead #dad
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    Likewise, Scott! #mnlead
    In reply to @MrHebertPE
  • RickJetter May 28 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    Awesome! #mnlead
    In reply to @chris_bussmann
  • eileen_depka May 28 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    Those that have the biggest impact on reacing organizational goals. Dependent on school needs.#mnlead
    In reply to @RickJetter