Superintendent Roundup: Reflecting on 2016

Posted by Erin Grubbs on January 6, 2017

Five post Superintendent round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is reflecting on the lessons learned in 2016.

 1. Superintendents: The lessons we learned in 2016

Superintendents look at key lessons that played a role in 2016. These lessons have played a key role not just in their districts, but in trends across the country.

Read more on the eSchool News.

2. Lessons from four top schools superintendents

This article interviews four superintendents who reflect on the past and discuss lessons that have impacted education.

Read the article on Washington Post.

3. 5 Insights I Learned From Top Authors in 2016

This post, while not just education related, looks at five insights that can transform how you act as a leader. Its a quick read with powerful messages.

Read more on Leadership Freak.

4. A year of learning from thought leaders….

"One of the challenges and “blind spots” of school leadership is looking into the future, anticipating shifts in areas such as learning, the economy and technology, and then using newly-acquired information and ideas to inform the creation of a viable vision for learning." Not only will you find great insight in this post, you'll also get access to 33 podcasts from some of the thought leaders that were most relevent in 2016.

Learn more on Working at the Edge.

5. 3 questions that could predict your schools’ future success

Now that we've looked at the past, TrustED provides three questions that can help you plan for the future and build on the success you saw in 2016.

Read the story on TrustED.

As you get back into the swing of things at your district, it's important to not dwell on the past, but use it to learn valuable lessons and plan success plans for the future. How do you start the new year within your district? Do you have a way that you reflect on the previous year?

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Topics: Resources, Superintendents