Resources Videos, papers & articles by Simon





Papers & Publications

WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education): Report on ‘Developing Agile Leaders of Learning: School leadership policy for dynamic times’. View article >

Centre for Strategic Education:  Occasional Paper, ‘Agile Implementation – Learning how adopting an agile mindset can help leaders achieve meaningful progress in student learning. View article >

How does PISA Shape Education Policy, Nov 2014: Why how we measure learning determines what counts in education. Download PDF >


Presentation at uLead Conference 2019 on Teaching Sprints:  Listen to Simon’s keynote presentation from the uLead 2019 conference in Canada.  Click here to listen >

Intersection Education: Dr. Simon Breakspear speaks about how Learning Sprints can be used to increase teacher expertise and ultimately, student performance
June 2019
Simon speaks with Corey Haley from Intersection Education about how to use Learning Sprints as a practical method to increase teacher expertise, and ultimately improve student performance.  Click here to listen >

Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership:  Simon Breakspear says agile schools are self-improving schools
June 2019
Change is complex, because people are complex. How can educational leaders adapt and respond through the change journey to achieve their intended impact? Simon Breakspear says it’s all about being agile.  Click here to listen >


Australian Educational Leader:  Article featured in the September 2017  Australian Educational Leader (AEL) publication by ACEL, titled ‘Embracing Agile Leadership for Learning’. View article >

Canadian Education Association: Bottoms Up – How innovative change starts with frontline educators.  View article >

Principal Connections Magazine, Fall 2016: Embracing an agile mindset. Download PDF >

Talent Magnets, May 2009: Attracting & Retaining Top Talent. Download PDF >


Four Keys for Maximising Impact

Simon shares four keys for school leaders to maximise their impact.

Overview of the Learning Sprints Process

Learn about this simple and effective method Simon has created to help improve student outcomes.  You can find out more about Learning Sprints through Agile Schools.

Learning Sprints Pathways

How to connect a sequence of Learning Sprints to create collective impact.

The impact cycle

Simon discusses how to implement new ideas using a simple but powerful new method.

Embracing Agile

How educator teams can create impact despite complexity.

What is an Agile Leader’s mindset?

Simon explains what sets Agile Leaders apart.

How can I grow successful change?

Find out the key elements of successful change leadership.

AITSL Halt Summit 2018: Panel Discussion

Beyond our own classrooms: How can HALTs impact student learning across and beyond their school?

Ontario Leadership Congress

Dr Simon Breakspear was invited to present by the Ontario Principals Council at this Leadership Symposium in August 2015. Part of his presentation included this short pre-recorded keynote on ‘Innovation for Better Learning’.

High Quality Professional Learning

Dr Simon Breakspear in partnership with AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership), outlines the importance of practice-based and research-informed high quality professional learning.

Disciplined Dialogue

Created for Instructional Leaders, this brief video explores how to successfully lead disciplined dialogue with a group of teachers.