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Education Book Spotlight: Along Came a Leader by Kelly Croy

April 13, 2017

This month I had the opportunity to dive into Along Came a Leader by fellow Apple Distinguished Educator Kelly Croy. Kelly has written a book on leadership that serves as a guide for aspiring leaders and a great tool for those in leadership roles to reflect on their own practice. Along Came a Leader is also full of stories from Kelly’s life as well as prompts to get readers thinking about their own leadership skills.

Leadership Book for Educators

If you aren’t already familiar with Kelly Croy’s work, he is a classroom teacher from Ohio and host of Wired Educator Podcast. You might have seen me share a link to the episode of Kelly’s podcast where we both spoke about formative assessment with technology – listen to it here. Kelly is passionate about many topics related to education and you can hear more about his work and conversations with fellow educators by subscribing to his podcast on iTunes or streaming it straight from his website.

Leadership is certainly a important topic in education and across all industries. In Along Came a Leader, Kelly outlines specific leadership traits. These frame the stories he shares about his own leadership journey. This book is full of inspiring quotes from leaders. You’ll also find big ideas that are perfect for bringing into your next school-wide meeting. This could include a faculty meeting, book club, or lunch and learn.

Check out Along Came a Leader on Amazon or visit the Wired Educator Podcast’s website to learn more about Kelly’s work!

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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