Dr. Lyn Sharratt
OISE/UofT; Sharratt Educational Group Inc., Principal
Dr. Lyn Sharratt is a highly accomplished practitioner, researcher, author, and presenter. She coordinates the doctoral internship program in Leadership, Higher and Adult Education department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. Lyn has worked in four Ontario school districts as school superintendent, superintendent of curriculum and instruction, administrator, curriculum leader and K-10 and Special Education teacher. Lyn has taught all elementary grades and secondary-aged students in inner-city and rural settings. She has analyzed and commented on public policy for a provincial trustee organization, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association; has taught pre-service education at York University, Masters’ and Doctoral students at University of Toronto and Nipissing University; and led in-service Professional Development in a provincial teachers’ union head office.
Lyn Sharratt is lead author of two texts with Michael Fullan – Realization: The Change Imperative for Increasing District-Wide Reform (Corwin, 2009), and Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do! (Corwin, 2012, published in English, Spanish and Arabic. Lyn is also lead author of Good to Great to Innovate: Recalculating the Route K-12, (Corwin, 2015) with Gale Harild, and of Leading Collaborative Learning: Empowering Excellence (Corwin, 2016) with Beate Planche. Lyn is sole author of her fifth book CLARITY: What Matters MOST in Learning, Teaching and Leading (Corwin Press, 2019) that reflects her work across the globe from 2009-2019. The ‘CLARITY Learning Suite’ is her ‘pride and joy’!! Lyn is proud of the work of her collaborators who have made this #1 best-seller come alive as an outstanding resource for any educator – world-wide!
Lyn consults with states, school districts and systems world-wide, implementing the learning presented in her texts to increase the capacity of these organizations to improve all students’ achievement. Lyn and her clients as well as independent researchers have presented the successes of this work in peer-reviewed journal articles and in person at international education conferences.
To Commit or Not Commit
After a Professional Learning session this week, I worried about those leaders and teachers who didn’t come; those leaders and teachers who didn’t stay; those leaders and teachers who came only to “show the flag”, and then left. I wondered when they committed to system and school improvement on behalf of all students, who set expectations, made demands for and monitored the attendance of school leaders and teachers with their school teams at PL sessions?Read More ...
How Long Will You Wait?
‘Where do we need to recalculate, refocus, and refine our practices’ using the well-researched 14 Parameters as the vehicle?’ If you know what works – and what you need to do, how long will you wait until every student is growing and achieving at the expected level? Illiteracy is unacceptable. How great is your sense of urgency? How long will you wait?Read More ...
Adapt-ability: A Key Skill for Turbulent Times!
We have experienced a barrage of change per nano-second the past two years! Change is our only constant in education during these tumultuous times. What do we need to ‘stay the course’ in growing, learning, leading and living? I think the answer for all of us is: ‘adapt-ability’ – the 6th leadership dimension in CLARITY.Read More ...