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In today’s changing world, many primary and secondary school students encounter daily challenges that can impact their success at school. Despite best efforts and intentions, schools often require specialised strategies to address student needs for healing, growth, and achievement.

Berry Street Education Model

BSEM is offered as a suite of structured professional development, consultation and mentoring opportunities for school leaders and teachers.

The delivery of the BSEM course employs a blended learning methodology based on instructor expertise, peer-collaboration and opportunities for participants to pilot learned strategies in their schools. Facilitators provide support between sessions, including the option for individual conferencing or other consultation.

BSEM equips both mainstream and specialist schools with strategies to facilitate students’ cognitive and behavioural change, thereby increasing student engagement to significantly progress their academic achievement.

Learn more about getting started with the BSEM course at your school, or download the BSEM brochure below to share at your next staff meeting.

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About BSEM

The Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) provides strategies for teaching and learning that enables teachers to increase engagement of students with complex, unmet learning needs and to successfully improve all students’ self-regulation, relationships, wellbeing, growth and academic achievement.

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Meet the BSEM training & consultation team

The Berry Street Education Model Trainers are highly experienced and passionate about supporting teachers to support children.

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Five domains of BSEM teacher practice

The five domains of the Berry Street Education Model correspond with child-development capacities that each student must grow in order to be ‘ready to learn’.

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BSEM masterclass training

Our masterclasses are a great opportunity to refresh and extend your knowledge to assist in your implementation of the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM).

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BSEM training course

Our BSEM course is the foundation training to bring the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) into your classroom and whole-school.

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Getting started with BSEM at your school

If you are interested in finding out how you can implement BSEM at your school, there are many opportunities to get started with our program.

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BSEM research and evaluation

BSEM's unique approach is informed by the last 25 years of trauma-informed practice, wellbeing practice, positive psychology and the science of learning research.

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BSEM Alumni Portal

A portal where alumni of the BSEM course can log in to stay up to date on the latest BSEM news, resources, webinars, and further BSEM training opportunities so educators can extend their knowledge, re-connect and further their application of the model.

Berry Street Education Model: Strategies for the Strengths based Classroom

Berry Street Education Model: Teacher Reflections

Berry Street Education Model: A Principal's Perspective

Our Partners

The ongoing support from our generous partners enables more teachers to access the Berry Street Education Model.