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An Introduction to Agile School Leadership

πŸ•‘ 10 Min

A quick look into the foundational ideas behind Agile School Leadership.

An Introduction to Teaching Sprints

πŸ•‘ 60 Min

Join Simon as he lays out the foundational steps of the Teaching Sprints method.

Learn more and visit the Teaching Sprints website –

Embracing Agile

πŸ•‘ 12 Min

How Educator Teams Can Create Impact Despite Complexity.Β  Featured on Google for Education.

Leading Educational Renewal

πŸ•‘ 23 Min

Created for Microsoft Education Exchange 2022

AITSL Provocation

πŸ•‘ 3 Min

High quality professional learning.


πŸ•‘ 20 Min

Navigating complexity through and beyond COVID 19

An interview series: Insights on leadership

  • Videos 1-6 Giving and Receiving FeedbackVideos 7-9 Strategic Thinking
  • Part 1 - What are the benefits of feedback?
  • Part 2 - What to do when feedback is taken as criticism?
  • Part 3 - How should you approach receiving feedback?
  • Part 4 - Give targeted feedback when in a group situation
  • Part 5 - How can I manage 1-on-1 feedback meetings?
  • Part 6 - Provide useful feedback about teaching practice
  • Part 7- How can I lead inquiry successfully?
  • Part 8 - What are the challenges of strategic thinking?
  • Part 9 - What is strategic thinking and the benefits?


An interview with John Hattie

πŸ•‘ 48 Min

2019 VIC Education State School Leadership Conference

HALTs Impacting Student Learning

πŸ•‘ 48 Min

AITSL HALT Summit 2018

Developing high impact leaders

πŸ•‘ 10 Min

2017 WISE Panel Summit session


Interview series with Michael Fullan
Conversations with Fullan

Join Dr Simon Breakspear in conversation with Professor Michael Fullan as they explore important and practical ideas about education change, leadership and how we can enhance the long-term impact of our schools.

Teacher Takeaway
Professional Growth with Simon Breakspear

We will be unpacking and discussing: How do schools and systems effectively support the professional growth and development of teachers?

Edu Salon Podcast with Deborah Netolicky
Simon Breakspear on Implementing Change

Deborah Netolicky talks with Dr Simon Breakspear about implementing change in schools and education systems.

Viewpoints with Henry Grossek
From the Vault: Strategic Schools with Dr Simon Breakspear

Henry talks with Simon Breakspear; an educational leader, researcher and renowned speaker on evidence-based practice and educational change. This conversation was originally broadcast on 97.7FM Casey Radio in October 2023. Produced by Rob Kelly.

Changing Conversations
Sustainable Improvement

Simon shares his vision for supporting improvement in schools, taking a longer term view for meaningful change. A conversation which will inspire school and system leaders to think differently about their approach to implementing change.

Implementation Cadence

A new season gets underway with a reconnection with Dr Simon Breakspear. Simon shares thoughts on a model of implementation and the importance of cadence and rhythm. This episode ends with 3 questions for you – please share your responses.

High Tech High Unboxed
“If it doesn’t work for teachers, it doesn’t work”

Dr. Simon Breakspear on how schools can help teachers master their craft just by coming to work every day

Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership
06 – Simon Breakspear says agile schools are self-improving schools

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.

The Art of Teaching
Teaching Sprints How Overloaded Educators Can Keep Getting Better (#15)

In this episode, I am going to be having a conversation with with Simon Breakspear and Bronwyn Ryrie Jones, the authors of the book Teaching Sprints How Overloaded Educators Can Keep Getting Better.