With mindful teaching,
we can rediscover the grandeur of education.
Dennis Shirley in Seoul, South Korea  |  Video Source: TBS

One of the Education Sector’s Most Inspirational Speakers

Dennis Shirley is a scholar of educational change who helps schools around the world to improve teaching and learning. A dynamic keynote speaker, Dennis is best known for his skills in assisting educators in diverse environments to work together across disciplines and schools. He draws upon his extensive international experience to enable educators in any context to develop new practices using the most advanced research findings on school improvement.

He has three new books out, all co-authored with Andy Hargreaves. The first is entitled Five Paths of Student Engagement:  Blazing the Trail to Learning and Success.  The second is called Wellbeing in Schools: Three Forces That Will Uplift Your Students in a Volatile World. A third book, The Age of Identity: Who Do Our Kids Think They Are… and How Do We Help Them Belong? will be available in November 2023.


Change Leader/Speaker/Author

Dennis is the inaugural Florencia and Marc Gabelli Family Faculty Fellow and Professor of Formative Education at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  His best selling books have been translated into many languages and are used around the world for staff development. He has a doctorate from Harvard University.


Latest Posts

Want to see a mind-blowing TEDX talk on the power of inspiring & creative teaching? Check this out: It's created by @reynoldslukew one of my former doctoral students. Luke, I couldn't be more proud! @bostoncollege @hargreavesBC @YongZhaoEd

We are proud to share the recent successes @PlayJouerCanada, under the leadership of @HargreavesBC & @tristateach. The CPSN has integrated its motto “green, screen, machine and everything in between” into 41 Canadian schools. @LEGOfoundation @IngeniumCa https://brnw.ch/21wK7tp

Identity issues should unite us around inclusion, not divide us with indignation. My lead open access article with @dennisshirley for @pdkintl is out. @shankerinst @NAEduc @NASSP @AASAHQ @PedroANoguera @LearningForward

As @dennisshirley & I argued in 5 Paths of Student Engagement in 2021, digital devices are an enemy of student engagement. See OECD's report from PISA 2022 data: via @williamdoylenyc - @SchleicherOECD @YongZhaoEd @pasi_sahlberg @TBastin @JennyGilruth @richardgerver @Megan_C_K

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