Educational Leadership - From Research To Practice | Blog By: Surrey Schools Superintendent/CEO, Jordan Tinney

Self-Regulation in the Age of Distraction

I went to a workshop today. This is always a tricky thing to do in the middle of the day. While I was there, my mind (I am sure like everyone else’s) was flying around not only on the workshop but on the email threads I was following on […]

Picking the hill on which to die – the fine art of de-escalation

Ever get in a battle with a 4 year old and you reach a point (very quickly) where you realize you’ve lost? That realization normally comes when you’ve taken a stance that you realize you can’t possibly uphold. The mind starts to spin with “how am I going to […]

From Pockets of Innovation to Webs of Collaboration: Leadbeater and the BC Education Plan

Charles Leadbeater recently came to Vancouver and presented at the BC School Superintendents’ Association conference. I very much enjoyed his discussions of disruptive innovation. The purpose of this post is to try to weave a common thread through what I heard and to consider what implications might be taken […]

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    Feedback – the single most powerful mechanism to improve leading/learning?

Feedback – the single most powerful mechanism to improve leading/learning?

John Hattie’s (2003) research paper titled “Teachers Make a Difference: What is the research evidence?” has been referenced many times when I’ve been present to talk about what we know about learning. His research explored the factors that have an impact on learning and which factors make the biggest […]


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