"How relevant are you as a school leader? This is the essential question that Dr. Cook succinctly addresses in this handbook that is positioned to be an essential reading for any 21st Century leader. His work details the power of connectivity to break down silos of information and get school leaders off isolated islands to improve professional practice and transform schools. By weaving stories of how practitioners have benefited from connecting through social media, Dr. Cook presents the necessary ingredients for change that can be implemented immediately."
"In this book, Spike Cook presents a practical, easy to understand, and more importantly easy to implement manual for becoming connected. Spike uses real life experiences from connected educators to highlight the tenets of the book. This is a must read for the connected and soon to be connected leaders!"
"Dr. Cook’s book is one of the best and most practical examples of how educators can take advantage of Web 2.0 tools to grow professionally and personally. He describes his journey as a lead learner in a way that is easy to read; he inspires, engages, and encourages the reader to move from isolation to connection.
"Each of us possesses the innate desire to continually improve and be life-long learners; however, change is not always easy. In fact, it can be frightening and even challenging. Whether you're a leader at the district level or within your own building, connecting and collaborating with others is powerful. With today's digital tools and social media platforms, learning together has never been more accessible. After reading Dr. Cook's book, you'll quickly become inspired by reading the real stories of newly connected educators and how much of an impact this has had on their practice.