George Couros keynoted at the Coquitlam Principals and Vice Principals (CPVPA) Conference, October 19th-20th, 2012. This is a conversation we had on the trip back to Vancouver from Whistler, BC. We talked about leading and learning ‘out in the open’. We discuss harnessing Twitter, reflecting and learning on blogs, taking risks, and taking advantage of ‘the wisdom in the room’.

Show Notes: (Listen Now!)

• George Couros:
Blog: The Principal of Change
Principal of Innovative Teaching at Parkland School Division

• Shared Leadership Blog: Connected Principals (His posts shared there, and mine.)
Current Project: #Leadership20 Series
George’s blog as a portfolio showcasing the Principal Quality Standard as outlined by Alberta Education.

• George’s presentations for the CPVPA ‘Wisdom in the Room’ conference:
Day 1: The Networked Leader
Day 2: Leading an Innovative Culture
Slide 11 – Why we do what we do (See the Simon Sinek video.)
Slide 46 – Marsha Goldsmith quote George shared on doing things ourselves, instead of pointing to others, to implement change.

• 11 Ideas for Fostering an Innovative Culture

• Twitter (links below not mentioned)
Are You Twittering? Here’s How I Use Twitter – Sue Waters
Some BC Edu-Tweeters To Get You Started – Chris Kennedy
George @gcouros,  Dave @datruss

• Blogging as a learning tool:
Why I Blog. Why blog with students? (Blog post)
My post mentioned: on Homework
George’s post mentioned: on Award Ceremonies

• Special thanks to George for his friendship, mentorship, and his work with the CPVPA!

• Show music by Bryan Jackson ~ Carrying Stones.

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