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Press the Damn Button: Networking by Design

Designing Schools

Release Date: 09/16/2020

Stories, Trust, Innovation, and Recognizing Others Through Social Networking show art Stories, Trust, Innovation, and Recognizing Others Through Social Networking

Designing Schools

Both personal and professional development can be improved through social media. There are many tools that can be used to share stories, ideas, and build relationships.   Social media is the perfect medium for boosting creativity and encouraging innovation since it is not restricted by any physical or geographic boundaries. It's a powerful platform for those with innovative ideas to express their thoughts and share experiences. There are a number of strategies one can use on social media that can help to create deeper connections with their followers, create greater awareness of their...

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Designing Schools

In the digital age, it’s important to teach students how to use technology as a tool in order to learn and not be left behind. When applied in tandem with design thinking, we can start to teach students how to solve problems in a new and innovative way. Jon Corippo co-founded and developed a series of instructional lesson frames called EduProtocols that are designed to engage students in learning through the 4 C's:   1. Critical thinking 2. Collaboration 3. Communication 4. Creativity   EduProtocols were created to address the need for students to engage in deeper learning using...

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Trust, Creativity, Accomplishments, Vision: The Four Pillars of Success show art Trust, Creativity, Accomplishments, Vision: The Four Pillars of Success

Designing Schools

The four pillars of leadership and social influence are:   1. Building trust 2. Encouraging creativity 3. Recognizing accomplishments 4. Inspiring a collective vision.   In order to be a successful leader and have social influence, one must be able to demonstrate these qualities. For example, someone who is creative can come up with new ideas that will help those around them grow; someone who has accomplished a lot can show others what they can do if they work hard enough; someone who inspires others to work together on a common goal is an excellent leader with social influence....

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The best way to get learners to see the space in between as an opportunity is to create a culture of innovation. This can be done through leadership and design thinking. When it comes to innovation, leaders should be able to take a step back and see the big picture, whereas design thinkers should be able to understand the needs of the student and create solutions that are both innovative and practical.   Leadership is key when it comes to creating a culture of innovation. Leaders should be able to step back from their day-to-day work and see the bigger picture in terms of innovation....

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Promoting Educational Innovation and Equity in Our Community’s Schools show art Promoting Educational Innovation and Equity in Our Community’s Schools

Designing Schools

The future of schools is changing. The current education system is in need of change more than ever. Schools should focus on what students want to learn, and not what teachers want to teach them. Students should have the opportunity to explore their interests and passions in a safe environment.   The nation's schools are under more pressure than ever to educate kids for an information-rich, high-tech, entrepreneurial, global economy that demands a highly trained, informed, adaptable, and competent workforce. Today, postsecondary education is required for 80% of well-paying occupations....

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More Teachers and More Leaders: Dr. Shane Hotchkiss on How to Improve Education in the Future show art More Teachers and More Leaders: Dr. Shane Hotchkiss on How to Improve Education in the Future

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In both Virginia and Pennsylvania, Shane Hotchkiss has over 23 years of combined educational and managerial experience. He's worked as a fourth grade teacher, an elementary reading specialist, an elementary assistant principal, an elementary principal, and an assistant superintendent. Dr. Hotchkiss has also taught at Wilkes University, Cabrini College, and Wilson College as an adjunct professor.   Shane graduated from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, with a doctorate in educational leadership. He got his Master's Degree in Education from Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA,...

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Making a Positive Impact in the Lives of Students Through Equity, Innovation, and Change show art Making a Positive Impact in the Lives of Students Through Equity, Innovation, and Change

Designing Schools

A good superintendent should have a deep understanding of the district’s needs and be able to build relationships with parents, teachers, students and other stakeholders. They should also be able to lead design thinking in order to develop innovative solutions for problems in the education system. Some duties of the superintendent include directing planning and scheduling, budgeting, student assessment and determining appropriate resources for schools.   Josh Van Norman took over as Superintendent of the San Antonio Union School District on July 2nd, 2019. He is looking forward to...

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The capacity to personalize the interaction with remote learners is critical in all kinds of distance education. It is important for teachers to understand that it's not about them, but about the learners. They need to focus on designing an engaging learning experience for their students.   You want to generate great online videos, but you also want to make your online discussion boards more interesting, while also bringing equity and diversity into your online classrooms through synchronous and asynchronous activities. Meanwhile, you're attempting to maximize your time and manage your...

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Boost Your Leadership Effectiveness Through Strengthening Trust-Based Relationships with Zandra Jo Galvan show art Boost Your Leadership Effectiveness Through Strengthening Trust-Based Relationships with Zandra Jo Galvan

Designing Schools

One of the most crucial parts of leadership is relationships. You must be able to build a connection with those around you and earn their trust in order to be an effective leader. Frameworks that facilitate effective conversations build solid relationships, and in turn, everyone can better solve issues, improve decision-making, and promote trust and safety in any environment.    Relationships also serve as a foundation for how people feel about themselves. A relationship that is built on trust will make the individual more willing to follow your lead and take your advice.  ...

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On Becoming a Leader with Dr. Jeffrey Prickett show art On Becoming a Leader with Dr. Jeffrey Prickett

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Leadership is not something that you are born with. It is something that needs to be taught and nurtured. Leaders are made, they don't just happen. Leadership is a skill that needs to be practiced and learned.   The first step to becoming a leader is learning how to think like one. This means understanding what leadership really means and how it can be applied in different situations. Leadership skills are developed through observing others, practicing leadership in various situations, and being mentored by someone who has already mastered the skill.   Leaders are the people who...

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Too often we network by proximity. In this episode Brian Fanzo shares his mantra, "press the damn button" to network with others through the sharing of stories. This is transformational because most of us build our network over time through proximity — people from your business school, or through family and friends. Not only do online platforms expand our networking opportunities but they open up people from industries you may never come in contact with. 

Brian is a digital futurist who translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today. He is currently the Founder of iSocialFanz, which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell, EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebee’s, and SAP. Brian believes that we all need to pick up our phones and embrace his mantra “press the damn button” in doing so we share our stories with the world, building trust, awareness and connection with our communities.

In this episode Brian shares:

  • How to break the proximity barriers to networking by sharing your work online
  • Why Brian believes so deeply in his mantra “Press the Damn Button” and how you can get started
  • Why the non linear life no longer exists and how to design a life around your strengths and interests
  • How taking initiative can open unique opportunities despite your “qualifications”
  • Why Brian is CEO of Team No Niche and why he believes finding your passion is bad advice and what to do instead

To connect and learn from Brian you can visit his website and find him on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

To connect with me Sabba, you can visit my website or join me on Twitter and Instagram