Some
of you have seen a version of this post before, but since I wrote it, we have
added cover 150 new members to the LYS Nation.  Therefore, I thought a refresher might be in order.  The following is my attempt to explain
the features that are embedded in the blog site and the e-mail updates.

Note: This section relates to the blog site
(not the e-mail updates).

On the left side of the page, E-Mail Updates: If you enter your e-mail address
in the subscribe box, you will get a daily e-mail update of all the postings
within the last 24 hours, after you respond to the confirmation e-mail (a spam
preventative).

On
the left side of the page, under the E-Mail Updates area:  UpTweet – If you like a post, click UpTweet
and it takes you to your twitter account so you can post a link on your
timeline.
On
the left side of the page, under the UpTweet area:  Lead Your School Resources and Tools – Links to the Lead
Your School campus support site; the PowerWalks site; the Amazon.com page for
“The Fundamental Five: The Formula for Quality Instruction”; the Amazon.com
page for “Look at Me: A Cautionary School Leadership Tale”; and the Amazon.com
page for “Jump Start Your School”.
On
the left side of the page, under the Lead Your School Resources and Tools area:
Twitter Updates – A running list of the last ten posts to the LYS Nation
Twitter account.

On
the left side of the page, under the Twitter Updates area: Current School News
– Click on any of the four key words and the most current news stories that
relate to that key word will be displayed.

On
the left side of the page, under the Current School News area: Popular Posts –
Shows the three most viewed blog posts from the last thirty days.
On
the left side of the page, under the Popular Posts area: RSS Subscriptions

On the left side of the page, under RSS Feeds:  RSS Followers

At
the bottom of the blog page, under the last post of the week: Blog Archives –
Click on a week, and all the posts from that week will be displayed.
Note: This section relates to the actual
posts (on the blog site).
If you click on a post title, it will
pull up a comment box at the end of the post. Just type in your comment and
click the “post comment” button.

At the bottom of each post, click “comment” and you can leave a
comment or read comments others have left. However, the majority of the
comments, I post under the heading, “A Reader Writes.”

At the bottom of each post, click the envelope if you want to e-mail that post
to another person.

At the bottom of each post, if you click a “Label” word, it will pull
up all the other posts that have the same label words.

At
the bottom of the post, there are reaction boxes. You get to rate the post.

Note: This section relates to the E-mail
updates.

If you click on “Lead Your School,”  it will take you to the blog site.

If you click on a post title, it will take you to the post and there will be a
comment box at the bottom of the screen. Just type in your comment and click
the “post comment” button.

Note: This section relates to Reader
Comments.
This
is how all comments are handled:
Your
comments, opinions and question are welcomed and encouraged.  Keep them coming.
All
comments opinions and questions are reviewed by me.
Comments,
opinions and questions, where it is asked that the information not be shared,
receive a private response from me.
One
liners and comments that do not require a response are just posted as a
comment.
Comments,
opinions and questions of merit are posted as, “A Reader Writes…”  They are posted in a first come, first
serve fashion.  So sometimes it
takes a while to get to yours.
I
don’t know if it is proper blog etiquette or not, but I spell and grammar check
comments before I post them.
Comments
are handled with a modified FERPA procedure.  I will and do mask the identities of some writers, their
schools and their districts.  I do
this to protect the writer and who or what they are writing about.
Post format.
Text in italics is the comment of the reader.
Your turn… This is your invitation to weigh in and join the
conversation.
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 Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/Fundamental5
     
  • Call Jo at (832)
    477-LEAD to order your campus set of “Look at Me: A Cautionary School
    Leadership Tale” Individual copies available on
    Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/lookatmebook
  • Now
    at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Plans (Fundamental 5 Lesson Plan Tool); PW Lite
    (Basic PowerWalks Tool); PW Pro (Mid-level PowerWalks Tool)
  • Upcoming Presentations: Region 10 ESC Fall Leadership Conference (Keynote),
    Advancing Improvement in Education Conference (Multiple Presentations), TASSP
    Assistant Principals’ Workshop (Featured Speaker), American Association of
    School Administrators Conference (Multiple Presentations), National Association
    of Secondary School Principals Conference (Multiple Presentations)
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