Dr. Travis Burns, Ed.D.

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NASSP Principal Leadership. Organizational Justice: Teachers’ perceptions of fairness and equity are essential to a successful principalship

Burns, T. (2013, April). Teachers’ perceptions of fairness and equity are essential to a successful principalship. NASSP Principal Leadership. 13(7) 42-45. http://www.nassp.org Since 1916, the National Association of Secondary School … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Honoring a Great Teacher

Speech given at the William & Mary Botetourt Alumni Society Teacher of the Year Dinner – March 9, 2013 Coach Daly (W&M Soccer Coach), Do we say, Go Griffins?! or Do … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Infographics: Communication of Critical Information in Schools

Disseminating information is an important function of school officials.  However, school officials must be careful not to drown teachers in too much information. Information overload can create feelings of anxiety … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

PLN and Family Engagement Resources

Utilizing social media to connect with fellow educators and engage parents and families is certainly time well spent for teachers and school officials. Connecting via social media tools such as … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Regional Education PLN Chat Forum: Virginia Chat (#vachat)

Virginia Chat (#VAchat) is a regional real-time Professional Learning Network (PLN) experience hosted on a weekly basis by Virginia school administrators via the social medium Twitter.  Virginia Chat was founded … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment


Organizational dissent may be defined as expressions of disagreement or contradictory opinions regarding contextual phenomena (Kassing, 1997). The topic of organizational dissent has been vastly understudied in the context of schools. … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Organizational Justice: The Importance of Fairness, Respect, and Equity in Principal-Teacher Interactions

The importance of school principals in leading and managing school improvement efforts aimed at promoting student achievement has long been recognized.  To increase student achievement, school organizations certainly need effective … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Virginia General Assembly Legislative Session 2013 – Bills Related to Student Discipline

The 2013 Virginia General Assembly session promises to be an interesting one with respect to increasing student rights, especially the rights of students who are suspected of violating school codes … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Virginia Chat Conversation on Family Engagement

Schools that support families are more likely to have students achieving at high levels regardless of family background or socioeconomic status. Please refer to tonight’s Virginia Chat transcript dated November … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

2011 – 2012 Collection of News Links About Page Middle School

Below is a collection of links to news articles about Page Middle School from the 2011-2012 school year. http://www.gazettejournal.net/index.php/schools/schools_article/page_middle_school_honor_roll http://articles.dailypress.com/2011-09-08/news/dp-tsq-mid-cp-page-opening-0908-20110908_1_modular-buildings-students-page-middle-school http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/page-students-adapt-to-change-al http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2011/09/22/connected-by-disaster/ http://www.gazettejournal.net/index.php/news/news_article/donations_continue_to_roll_in_for_gloucesters_middle_school_program http://www.wvec.com/news/Gloucester-students-adjust-to-new-school-year-schedules–129305818.html http://hamptonroads.com/2011/10/suffolks-zumbathon-was-party-pink http://www.dailypress.com/news/gloucester-county/gloucester-blog/dp-gloucester-school-board-selects-interim-page-principal-20110826,0,273359.story http://articles.dailypress.com/2011-09-06/news/dp-nws-cp-page-middle-school-opens-0907-20110906_1_modular-buildings-page-middle-school-students http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2011/09/23/a-real-life-‘pay-it-forward’-moment/ http://www.gazettejournal.net/index.php/news/news_article/schools_set_to_open_tuesday_in_gloucester_mathews

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

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