Kevin Bartlett, director of International School of Brussels

Books mentioned:

Collins, James C. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap-and Others Don't. New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 2001. Print.
Fullan, Michael. Leadership & Sustainability. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Corwin Press, 2004. Print.
Hattie, John. Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement. London: Routledge, 2009. Print.
Johnson, Steven. Where Good Ideas Come from: The Natural History of Innovation. New York: Riverhead Books, 2010. Print.
Koestler, Arthur. The Act of Creation. New York: Macmillan, 1964. Print.
Perkins, David N. King Arthur's Round Table: How Collaborative Conversations Create Smart Organizations. New York: Wiley, 2003. Print.
Pfeffer, Jeffrey, and Robert I. Sutton.The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action.Boston, Mass: Harvard Business School Press, 2000. Print.


1. Hunt the hedgehog (keep it simple)
Clear simple purpose gives rise to intelligent, complex behaviours
2. Wrestle with BFL (big fat lies)
explicit learning
3. Consider the cauliflower
The cauliflower duplicates itself as a floret as a whole and in sections
4. Be the blue footed booby
Curate and provide the information--play off the strengths of experts
5. Lead from the front
Be definite and make decisions
6. Lead from the middle
Train middle level leaders for whole school empowerment
7. Provide Tools
8. Don't water the rocks
9. Ask the kids
10. Tell the parents
in language they can understand