Blending Leadership by Stephen J. Valentine
Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off

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An organizational approach to more effective school leadership, online and off

“Leadership, especially in a school setting, is too important to be merely intuitive. In this generous book, Steve and Reshan outline a new way of thinking for a new kind of leader. Recommended.”

Seth Godin, author of What to Do When it’s Your Turn (and it’s Always Your Turn)

"If you're a school leader, Blending Leadership is the book you need to guide your thinking in today's increasingly networked educational environment. Your students and staff may have varying degrees of comfort with technology, but this book will give you solid guidance on how to lead them both online and offline and chart a path to the future.”

Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive

Blending Leadership provides all school leaders with a unique approach to utilizing technology for more effective learning and leadership. As the online aspects of schools become just as important as their brick-and-mortar counterparts, leaders must be as effective screen-to-screen as they are face-to-face. Drawing from research, experience, and real-world examples, this book explores and unpacks six core beliefs necessary for the blended leader to succeed.

Between email, websites, apps, updates, tweets, attachments, infographics, YouTube, and unceasing notifications, most people are inundated with digital detritus, and they either grow to ignore it or get swept under it. Effective blended leaders see these distractions as spurs to action, models, test cases, remixable commodities, and learning opportunities. Blending Leadership gives you the perspective you need to excel and the knowledge to leverage the tools at your disposal.


About Stephen J. Valentine

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A teacher since 1999, Stephen J. Valentine is currently the Assistant Head of the Upper School at Montclair Kimberley Academy in New Jersey. Valentine oversees curriculum, supervises a team of Department chairs, and advises students while he teaches a variety of English courses. Valentine has recently published educational articles in "Independent School" and I"ndependent Teacher "magazines, and his poetry has been previously published in "Hotel Amerika", "Broken Bridge Review", and the anthology "Red White and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America" (2004, University of Iowa Press). His first documentary film, "Somebody Loves Me: The Life and Music of Prentis Richardson", won Best Documentary at the Nolita Film Festival in New York City and a Director s Choice award at the Park City Film Music Festival. Stephen s educational honors include: a summer Klingenstein Fellowship and a finalist award in "Education and Technology" magazine s Ed Tech Leader of the Year contest.
Published June 9, 2016 by Jossey-Bass. 202 pages
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Getting Smart

Blending Leadership, the new book from Stephen Valentine and Reshan Richards, is the latter–a quick, story filled, illustrated set of six suggestions for school leaders.

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