The move to embrace bootleg technology on your campus has the very real potential to save money in an era of already tight budgets. Once you allow students to pull out their cell phones, iPod’s or tablets they have immediate access to dictionaries, encyclopedias, periodicals, classic novels, graphing calculators, movie cameras and more. At no cost to the district. Depending on the size of your campus, you just might be able to save a personnel unit. Especially, if you projected the savings over time. If you needed one more reason to get on the bootleg technology bandwagon, here it is. The job you save, just might be your own. 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 July 3, 2011, as tabulated by the accountants at Price Waterhouse. 1. Tonight’s Run Thought: It is those who have never led in the face of adversity who most often confuse “simple” with “easy.” 2. Blame assumes a zero sum game. If the end is a new beginning, prior results simply inform improved practice. Lead, don’t manage. 3. Tonight’s Run Thought: Leaders cultivate creative discord. Managers demand blind conformity. What is the norm in your organization? 4. Achievement gaps aren’t automatic indictments. If both groups are improving, you are on the right track. The goal is to add value to all. 5. Cheating occurs when: A – I am panicked; B – I don’t care; or C – I have no hope. 6. Widespread cheating is more of an indictment of leadership than teachers. 7. Best defense against cheating is “The Davis Rule.” 8. “The Davis Rule” – The only way to cheat is to NOT help your buddy. 9. Tonight’s Run Thought: It’s not that having teachers design curriculum is a waste of time. There are just better uses of their time. 10. Why is the LYSer different? What others see as the culmination of years of work – the LYSer sees as the starting line. 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! Follow Sean Cain and LYS on