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Dr. Maria V. DeChristofano commented on Bill Burkhead's blog post Building Your School Culture...1 Relationship at a Time
"I most certainly agree with your belief statement and strategies. I also recommend that you read the book by Dr. Neila A. Connors, If you don't feed the teachers they eat the students! The short read will make you laugh and reaffirm your…"
Jun 20, 2013
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The Journey from Good to Great

 "I never worry about action, but only inaction"In Jim Collins’ bestselling book “Good to Great” he points out that the enemy of Great is Good.  He explains that we don’t have great schools because we have good schools – society is content with good.  It has always been my dream to work at a school that acts as a "home away from home"...a Great school!  As a former head football coach our…See More
Apr 20, 2013
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Building Your School Culture...1 Relationship at a Time

Visit my blog: Principal Burkhead's BlogThe first two questions I asked myself as I prepared for my first Principal position were - 1. What is a successful school culture? and  2. What will it look like at our school?  I spent a great deal of time and energy putting my thoughts to paper.  The answers to questions #1 & #2…See More
Feb 11, 2013
Jason Johnston commented on Bill Burkhead's blog post Building Your School Culture...1 Relationship at a Time
"Since you have been a teacher and now a principal, have you noticed that it is the teachers that set the tone for a school's culture?  Do you believe that it starts at the top and then trickles down?  I'd like to know what you…"
Feb 11, 2013
Bill Burkhead posted a blog post

Building Your School Culture...1 Relationship at a Time

Visit my blog: Principal Burkhead's BlogThe first two questions I asked myself as I prepared for my first Principal position were - 1. What is a successful school culture? and  2. What will it look like at our school?  I spent a great deal of time and energy putting my thoughts to paper.  The answers to questions #1 & #2…See More
Feb 11, 2013
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Principal Entry Plan-The First 100 Days

Why Have an Entry Plan?I began developing Entry Plans many years ago as I applied for head football coaching positions.  I always believed the plan played an instrumental role in getting me the job, and guided me successfully through the initial challenges of the job if I was fortunate enough to land it.  An Entry Plan forces you to develop your vision, values, goals and beliefs as a leader.  It challenges you to research the prospective employer and postion, and if done right, puts you in the…See More
Dec 27, 2012
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Flipping Lincoln

Flipping Lincoln: Watch the movie Lincoln & discuss at #edfocus on Lincoln's birthday!I am a huge fan of twitter and continue to use it as a 24/7/365 portal to learning.  As an instructional leader, I am constantly looking for ways to discuss topics on leadership and educational innovations on twitter.  It is…See More
Nov 12, 2012
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Nov 5, 2012
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Leadership Lessons from Children

I have a few core educational values close to my heart.  One is to treat each child as if they were my own, and another is to teach using stories.  I'd like to combine each of these philosophies in this post to share a story on leadership lessons I learned from my own children. My wife and I have raised our children to value school and take it very seriously.  We have 2 children, who…See More
Oct 12, 2012
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Dorothy Hastings commented on Bill Burkhead's blog post Leadership Lessons from Children
"Lesson of interdependence come from  my eldest daughter Tanisha. When me and my daughter were doing, she turned to me and said, “I love you, Mommy, but I really have more fun putting these pieces together by myself.” How many times…"
Oct 10, 2012
Bill Burkhead posted a blog post

Leadership Lessons from Children

I have a few core educational values close to my heart.  One is to treat each child as if they were my own, and another is to teach using stories.  I'd like to combine each of these philosophies in this post to share a story on leadership lessons I learned from my own children. My wife and I have raised our children to value school and take it very seriously.  We have 2 children, who…See More
Oct 8, 2012
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Sep 29, 2012
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Teacher as Facilitator: A 21st Century Perspective

It all starts with a questionAs an administrator, my professional development/learning goals are driven by asking - what can I do to make our school the BEST learning environment for our students and teachers?Practice what you preachIt has always been my philosophy as an administrator to lead by example, and not ask teachers or students to do anything I have not done, or am willing to do.…See More
Apr 29, 2012
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Twitter Ethics 101

Twitter Ethics 101"Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you are saying"Ralph Waldo EmersonMr. Emerson's quote has always been a favorite of mine.  If Mr. Emerson was here today he might say "What you TWEET speaks so loudly about who you are I can't hear what you are saying."  Twitter is a powerful and…See More
Apr 18, 2012

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The Journey from Good to Great

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Principal Entry Plan-The First 100 Days

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Flipping Lincoln

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Calling all teachers, learners, gamers and nerds!Minecraft is like legos on the computer.  Actually, Minecraft is much more than that!  We've converted minecraft into an ESL teaching tool!   It's also an organization management learning tool!  It's also a math learning tool! It's an economics learning tool!  It's so much more!  Our teachers at our school here in China have been teaching with Minecraft for about a year now and we are finding that you can teach almost any subject with it!My…See More
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