Dr Simon Breakspear is passionate about enhancing the effectiveness of leaders and teams.
As a speaker I work to make complicated research-based ideas actionable and easy to understand. I’ve delivered presentations to over 100,000 people across in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, England, Qatar, Finland, India, Hong Kong, Spain, the Czech Republic and Israel.
My clients have included the NSW and Victorian Departments of Education, the International Baccalaureate, Apple, Microsoft, The English Schools’ Foundation of Hong Kong, The Alberta Teachers’ Association, Ontario Principal Council, Corwin Press, Learning Forward, EduTech, Future Schools and many more.
In my 30 to 90-minute sessions I aim to provoke fresh thinking and be a catalyst for meaningful progress. I weave together research, story and experiences from the field to enable leaders to understand the why, what and how of realising positive change in their unique contexts.
I’ve been doing this for over a decade, and understand how to craft the right message for an audience of thousands or a more intimate dialogue for a retreat. I’ve outlined some of my key areas of expertise below. See these as more of a starting point for a conversation about how we can tailor a message that is specific to your needs and the aims of your event.
The first step is to reach out to my team and explore what might be possible.
All educators want to positively impact organisational and learning outcomes through their improvement work. It is time for educational leadership to be given new approaches and tools to craft strategic clarity from confusion.
Enhancing Teaching Expertise
Supporting diverse students to make progress across a broad range of valued outcomes requires high levels of adaptive expertise. So how can educators continue to enhance their expertise?
The Science of Learning
How the science of learning can shape how we teach. What should educators know about how learning takes place? How might this be informed by the best available research.
Responsive Implementation provides a dynamic approach to implementing educational change that enables teams to learn by doing, adapt quickly and iterate towards their desired impact.