BCPVPA Leadership Planning Guide
$55 (including GST) plus shipping costs


Download an online copy of the BCPVPA Leadership Planning Guide.

The BCPVPA Leadership Planning Guide (formerly the Start Smart Planning Guide) has been updated in June 2020 and has been reissued to reflect current practices and responsibilities.

The Leadership Planning Guide is the perfect resource for aspiring, new and seasoned B.C. Principals and Vice-Principals. The guide, revised in June 2020, covers areas of responsibility including: Student Information, Students & Culture, Indigenous Education, Parents & the Public, Legal and Professional Growth & Development Resources, and School Task Lists.


BCPVPA Leadership Standards for Principals and Vice-Principals in BC

First published in 2007, The BCPVPA Leadership Standards for Principals and Vice-Principals in BC has become the document for professional growth in British Columbia and is a useful tool for personal growth plans as Principals and Vice-Principals assess their current strengths and areas for development.

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First established in 2007, the Leadership Standards publication is designed as a guide to hold student and adult development, engagement, and learning central to all leadership practices. The Leadership Standards is recognized by B.C. educational leaders and partners including the B.C. Ministry of Education, and has received international recognition as a comprehensive and practical guide to educational leadership in British Columbia.

The purpose of the Leadership Standards is to foster continuous professional learning and development in working towards effective leadership.

The document is not intended as an instrument of evaluation or to be prescriptive in nature, but rather to be used to support the individual Principal or Vice-Principal in identifying and reflecting on their own learning needs.


The BCPVPA is pleased to be part of a joint publication with Corwin Press and the Ontario Principals’ Council


The Well Teacher

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The Well Teacher: Everything Teachers Need to Know to Be Well and Stay Well in the Classroom by Occupational Therapist, Certified Disability Management Professional, and humanworks VP, Wade Repta, BHSc., OT.,  seeks to change our collective thinking about what it means to be well in and out of the classroom and to enhance the support systems we have created for educators everywhere. With The Well Teacher, educators are empowered with the knowledge and resources they need to make themselves a priority, to take greater control of their own wellness, and ultimately, to thrive in the classroom.



Nuance by Michael Fullan

How do leaders become clearer as complexity increases? We live in a world where decisions require judgment, getting people on board, drawing on local knowledge, ingenuity, and commitment. As leaders, how do you get beneath surface-level change to tackle complex challenges with depth and clarity: Nuance is the answer.

Author, speaker and educational consultant Michael Fullan returns with an eminently readable, compelling and practical guide on the three habits of nuance: joint determination, adaptability, and culture-based accountability.

Learn how you can:

  • Combine the power of networks and humanity to get to desired destinations
  • Embrace complexity and understand context to develop better judgment
  • Change the culture of your organization to harness the forces of nuance
  • Develop quality change that sticks

Pick up your own copy of Nuance, available from the BCPVPA office and BCPVPA events, or contact Jennifer.


Edited by Jo-ann Archibald (Q’um Q’um Xiiem) and Jan Hare, published by Office of Indigenous Education/Indigenous Education Institute of Canada,
Faculty of Education, UBC and the British Columbia Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association

Learning, Knowing, Sharing: Celebrating Successes in K-12 Aboriginal Education in British Columbia


The topics include Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreements, curriculum change, curriculum/program development, policy, research, Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous language revitalization, Aboriginal family and community engagement and partnerships, innovative technology, and much more.

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Linda Kaser’s and Judy Halbert’s

The Spiral Playbook
$10 (min. 10 copies)


The Spiral Playbook: Leading with an inquiring mindset in school systems and schools describes a sustainable approach to professional inquiry that aims to transform how educators learn and lead – with teams and across networks.

In a vibrantly illustrated 54-page book, the Playbook “offers a concise introduction to an evidence-based model of collaboratively inquiry.”

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Wade Repta’s


Spirals of Inquiry: for equity and quality 

Ninth Printing
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Spirals of Inquiry, by Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser, is a handbook organized to provide you with specific inquiry tools, research evidence and examples from practice in BC schools. You will read arguments for the importance of considering and combining wise, strong and new approaches to inquiry and learning. You will be introduced to a set of questions that can shift thinking and practice. You will explore the key stages in the spiral of inquiry and you will consider ways to incorporate current knowledge into your designs for professional learning. We hope you will feel better equipped to create the kinds of inquiry learning communities required to get the outcomes for young people that we both want and need.

Proceeds from the sale of the book have been donated to the Aboriginal Enhancement Schools Network Provincial Fund, with those funds to be distributed to support inquiry-based learning initiatives. In all, more than $60,000 has  been donated.