Leading by Example

I would like to first welcome everyone to come and see my new blog and soon to be a comprehensive digital portfolio.  I am the principal of a K-6 school and K-12 Outreach located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada.  I love my job and appreciate all of the staff, students, and parents that I work with.

As we are moving in both the area of successful technology integration, along with embedding critical thinking into everyday practice, I have decided to try and lead by example by creating a digital portfolio through WordPress, similar to my brother Dr. Alec Couros, amongst many other successful educational practitioners.  The vision is that students and staff would be able to learn from my own practice, with both the success and failures, to develop their own portfolios.

As I start on this journey, I am looking at what different things I would include in my own portfolio to show my growth as a professional.  I have included pages based upon the Alberta Principal Quality Standard and will build upon those in the near future, but what would people suggest that a principal also include in their own portfolio?  I have talked to students in the University of Regina Education program about branding their name and creating a positive online presence, so this is just another way that I think could help to build upon this endeavor.

I know that I do not have much information included on my portfolio and have thrown out the bare-bones version to the world, but a famous quote that I stole from the movie, “Coming to America”, which was used from Nietzsche:

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”

I guess today I am learning to stand.

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