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SEEing to Lead

Feb 20, 2023

As a Digital Learning Coach in Walpole, Massachusetts, Jed Stefanowicz provides job-embedded professional development and instructional coaching for academic technology. Through conferences, workshops, and coaching, Jed aims to engage and build staff/student digital learning capacity, keeping the focus on practice over product. As a 25 year elementary educator, speaker, blogger, and former Massachusetts Teach Plus Policy Fellow, Jed shares his passion for effective tech integration to transform teaching and learning, creating engaging and equitable digital learning environments and experiences that activate, innovate, and motivate digital learning. He is the author of Take AIM at Digital Learning: Activate, Innovate, Motivate and Impact to Influence. Check out his blog at

Key Takeaways:

  • We need to recreate the structures to teach rather than just expecting it to happen.
  • Leaders are facing a blank slate as they work to stretch people past their comfort zone because people have been out of their comfort zone for the last two years.
  • Learning something on YouTube is going to teach you how to do it, but not understand how to apply it.
  • We need to find ways to create and support teacher agency.
  • It's essential to be aware of circumstances, surroundings, and how to apply the requisite skills to excel in a situation. 
  • Moving people from motivation to commitment is the only way to make progress forward. 
  • Education at any level has to go beyond a transactional experience by starting with what people are passionate about. 
  • You can't be a coach and equipment manager at the same time. 
  • You have to respect where people are to engage them in growth.
  • Leadership isn't about implementing an agenda, but instead finding what the goals of those you serve are and then helping them achieve them.
  • Stick to the A,B,Cs = Always Build Capacity
  • It's about process/project not product.

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Take AIM at Digital Learning: Activate, Innovate, Motivate

Impact to Influence


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Seeing to Lead is filled with practical resources and personal stories to help you support, engage, and empower those you lead no matter your position!

Jimmy Casas said, "If you are a leader who is looking to support, engage and empower your staff, then SEEing to Lead, by Dr. Chris Jones, is a book you will want to pick up and read. Dr. Jones reminds us that building capacity and helping others achieve personal success is the key to elevating your organization and leaving a lasting impact."

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