Teachers as Leaders and Continuous Learners: Interview with Dr. Doug Green

Interview 9 of Twittering for Education

In order for educators to lead education transformation, we must learn to be leaders and strive to be continuous learners. Social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Nings, and blogs help educators share resources and learn from each other and experts in their fields. When educators take their professional development in their own hands and continue to be lifelong learners then we become role models for our students. Several books also help inspire us and motivate us to become leaders in our schools. One of the major challenges is finding the time to read the books or figure out which ones are the best to read for our situation. Dr. Doug Green, my special guest this past week, makes finding these inspirational books much easier through the several reviews on his website. Listen to his interview where he also shares some incredible advice on how to be a teacher leader!

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Bio

Dr. Doug Green, has been an educator since 1970. After teaching chemistry, physics, and computer science, he became an administrator for the next 30 years with experience at the secondary, central office, and elementary levels. He has also taught a number of leadership courses for The State University of New York at Cortland and Binghamton University and authored over 300 articles in computer magazines and educational journals. In 2006, he gave up his job as an elementary principal to care for his wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease. After her death in March of 2009, he decided to see how he could use his expertise to help busy educators hone their skills and knowledge. His blog contains book summaries, articles, and news you can use that he has digested so that you can learn with as little effort as possible. His motto is, “Working educators don’t always have time to read a lot, but I do. So this is my gift to our common mission to help all children learn.” If you think he can help you or your district in any specific way please contact him. Follow him on Twitter, @drdouggreen. Find his fantastic book reviews on his website!

Previous Interviews

Check out the previous interviews Twittering for Education- Jo and Phil Hart, Twittering for Education- Eric and Melissa Sheninger, Twittering for Education- Will and Elle Deyamport, Connected Principals- George Couros, 1:1 Programs- Rich Kiker, Mobile Learning with Kids- Scott Newcomb, Effective Leadership: Interview with Patrick Larkin, and Using Skype for ELT Lessons: Interview with Marisa Pavan.

Challenge:

Check out one of Dr. Doug Green’s book reviews and determine which one would inspire you!

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Do you agree with Dr. Doug Green on the characteristics of a teacher leader? What do you believe a teacher should do to develop leadership qualities?

Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations

5 comments

  1. Hi Shelly,

    Today is my ´catching up on blog posts I’ve been missing over the past month´ day, and I’ve spent some time listening to these great interviews. Just wanted to leave a comment to say how much I enjoy them. Wetoku is also a new tool to me, it works extremely well for interviews. Keep up the great work!
    Nicky

  2. […] Check out the previous interviews Twittering for Education- Jo and Phil Hart, Twittering for Education- Eric and Melissa Sheninger, Twittering for Education- Will and Elle Deyamport, Connected Principals- George Couros, 1:1 Programs- Rich Kiker, Mobile Learning with Kids- Scott Newcomb, Effective Leadership: Interview with Patrick Larkin, Using Skype for ELT Lessons: Interview with Marisa Pavan, and Teachers as Leaders and Continuous Learners: Interview with Dr. Doug Green. […]

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