Where do you go for new sources of reading? Suggestions from other administrators? Other educators? Suggestions from known educational authors? From particular organizations? Do you seek ideas outside these circles? Do you go beyond the “group think”?
I’d like to suggest you check out Jeff Brown’s @THEjeffbrown podcast at ReadtoLead.com . In each episode, Jeff interviews a contemporary writer and thought leader, usually about their latest book. Each author also suggests a book or two that has had an impact on them. In between 35 and 40 minutes, you can hear some great insights and advice from some of today’s thought leaders. For me, it’s exposed me to new leaders who’s ideas and insights make me think more deeply and challenge me to reflect upon what I currently believe about learning and education, leading and change. I know that I’ve listened to a couple of them more than once. I know that a few of them have challenged my thinking about some of our current educational practices through their different perspective on learning, careers and success.