Two weeks ago I posted my revised recommended reading list for education leaders. I was asked how many were available electronically. An excellent question so I checked, and even made some purchases. I find it comforting that I can now access my favorite books anytime, anywhere. All of these following books (over 80% of my original list) are currently available in the Kindle store on · Results Now, by Mike Schmoker · Corp Business, by David H. Freedman · The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell · Switch, by Chip and Dan Heath · The Fundamental 5, by Sean Cain and Mike Laird · The Moral Imperative of School Leadership, by Michael Fullan · The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, by John C. Maxwell · 33 Strategies of War, by Robert Greene · The Federalist Papers, by Hamilton, Madison and Jay · It’s Called Work for a Reason, by Larry Wingate · His Excellency, by Joseph J. Ellis A number of you in the LYS Nation are now using bootleg technology devices to follow Twitter. If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us. To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of June 5, 2011, as tabulated by the accountants at Price Waterhouse. 1. LYS is searching for an Assistant Superintendent for a district in Central Texas. LYS experience and training is a plus. 2. Leadership 101: Protect those that need protection. Help those that need help. Be resolute in meeting your commitments. Be honest. 3. Anti-leadership 101: Be aggressively ignorant. Abandon your constituents. Waste time publicly defending obvious lies. 4. Tonight’s run thought: The reality of the Republican school agenda – Counselors, Nurses and Librarians are a luxury for the poor, not a need. 5. We need to give Gov Perry less money for rent. He needs to make do with the reduced amount we give him, NOT what he thinks he is entitled to. (By Museblogger) 6. Lawmakers want an educated populace in Texas. They just don’t want to pay what it costs for it. (By Cheadhorn) 7. From a tactical standpoint, taking away your TPM inflated campus rating may be the best thing the state has done for your campus in years. 8. Tonight’s run thought: With the school library – accountability crippled it; less money makes it a luxury; digital text will kill it. 9. A school board member in our presentation audience has already read The Fundamental 5. She told everyone the book is great and is worth the time to read it. Hooray!! 10. East coast educators argue that high stakes testing will allow students to blackmail teachers. I can’t imagine being that ineffective. Think. Work. Achieve.Your turn… Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on! Louise ISD is searching for a Superintendent. Application details at A Central Texas School District is searching for an Assistant Superintendent. Application details at Follow Sean Cain on Upcoming Event / Presentation Schedule June 15 thru June 17 – TASSP Conference June 16 (TASSP) – Conference Breakfast, hosted by E. Don Brown (LYS travel tumblers for the first 1000 attendees, last year we ran out)June 16 (TASSP) – Book Release Event for “The Fundamental 5” June 18 – TASB Conference, Fort Worth