"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…See More
View 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
"This is an excellent plan, Bill. Thank you for sharing. It's important to have a clear vision and a well articulated agenda for the first 100 days. I also agree that as a school community we should always aspire for greatness and the…"
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
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 my intent through this post to use twitter to combine my interest in the…See More
Visit my BlogOver the first few months of school I've had the opportunity to meet some wonderful children. Each child having unique qualities, abilities and needs. As a teacher I always prided myself as being able to connect with the most "troubled" "difficult" or "at-risk" child through the power of compassion and…See More
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
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Assistant Principal @ Plymouth North H.S. in Plymouth, MA
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…
Thank you for sharing your blog post on SL20. I am certainly inspired by it and imagine that you stay connected with the likes of the Couros brothers and Patrick Larkin, et. al. still. I'm excited to find you online and learn more about Plymouth.
It's easy to see the difference social media can make on your once you allow yourself to dive in and learn about other people and other experiences. Congratulations on taking it all in and writing about it to help others understand how it has made a difference for you.
I look forward to reading more about your adventures online.
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