1. Model effective and appropriate use of technology.
School administrators can use blogs as a meaningful way to communicate, connect, and build a sense of community with other educators. The blog reaches beyond the four walls of their own school, inviting diverse perspectives and ideas to be shared among educators around the world. In a society where digital communication and social media can be isolating and divisive, the administrator has an opportunity and a responsibility to create a shift towards positivity, joy, and enthusiasm.
2. Reflection leads to learning and growth.
Educators improve their practice through collaboration and reflection. The value of a reflective practitioner, especially one embracing gratitude, curiosity, and growth, cannot be underestimated. One blogger who does this remarkably well is Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog). Seth's blog, which I follow on Twitter, has shown me that a blog post does not need to be long to be meaningful. The daily practice of writing, reflecting, and sharing our learning with others is the key.