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About BSEM

About BSEM

Proven strategies to help all students succeed.

The Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) is an educator-designed and evidence-led framework that empowers you to create classrooms where every student is ready to learn and able to thrive.

We know how challenging it can be to balance student needs and that is why we have designed a holistic approach to education that helps everyone.

The Berry Street Education Model provides proven strategies that are easy for teachers to implement in the classroom. It empowers and equips educators to help all students succeed.

More than 60,000 Australian educators and staff across more than 2,000 schools have already completed our foundation course.

Increase the engagement of students with complex, unmet learning needs and successfully improve all students’ self-regulation, relationships, wellbeing, growth and academic achievement with pedagogical strategies that incorporate trauma-informed teaching, positive education, and wellbeing practices.

Our unique approach is informed by 25 years of trauma-informed practice, positive psychology, and the science of learning research. BSEM helps schools strengthen their whole-school approach to build consistency and predictability across all classrooms for all students.

Schools that have applied the Berry Street Education Model have seen:

  • improved student wellbeing and engagement to bolster positive behaviour
  • better supported students who experience diverse and complex learning challenges
  • increased teacher wellbeing, ensuring all staff feel equipped to deal with the diversity of student needs.

We've embedded the model at our own unique Berry Street School to create a stable, supportive and flexible environment for students.

Learning gains after implementing BSEM are particularly significant for students who have previously struggled to achieve, reporting up to two-years of literacy growth in just one-academic year.

Professor Helen Stokes Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, 2022

Creating Trauma-Informed Strengths Based Classrooms

Another great way to learn more about the Berry Street Educational Models approach is to pick up a copy of Creating Trauma-Informed Strengths Based Classrooms written by Berry Street Educational Model co-authors Dr Tom Brunzell and Dr Jacolyn Norrish. The book is an accessible introduction to start applying BSEM strategies to increase student engagement, wellbeing and learning in your classroom.

Contact us

Contact our friendly team if you have any questions about getting started with the Berry Street Education Model in your school. Visit our event calendar to find a training course in your area.

Phone: (03) 9421 7538
Or complete our online enquiry form