Effective school leaders see today’s myriad digital distractions—email, websites, apps, tweet—as calls to action and learning opportunities, according to Stephen J. Valentine and Reshan Richards, co-authors of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off (Jossey-Bass, 2016). Drawing on recent research on leadership and learning, the authors’ experiences as educators, and information from education technology experts, this new book explores and unpacks six core beliefs necessary for the blended leader to succeed. Valentine, a BC alumnus, serves as the assistant head, Upper School, and director of academic leadership at Montclair Kimberley Academy in New Jersey. He is a coordinating editor of Klingbrief, a publication of the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University, a frequent contributor to Independent School magazine, and the author of Everything but Teaching.
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