Five domains of BSEM teacher practice
Building blocks to achieve academic and personal growth
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’. When considering how to best meet the needs of students, we focus on building self-regulatory ability, relational capacity and then nurture wellbeing and willingness to engage in learning.
Increasing students’ capacity for physical and emotional regulation of the stress response, de-escalation and focus.
Nurturing on-task learning through relational classroom management strategies.
Creating a culture of academic persistence by nurturing resilience, emotional intelligence and a growth mindset.
Motivating students with strategies that increase their willingness to learn.
Harnessing a values and character strengths approach for learning and future pathways.
Working together, BSEM helps schools strengthen their whole-school approach to build consistency and predictability across all classrooms throughout the school.
A great way to learn more about our approach is to pick up your own copy of Creating Trauma-Informed Strengths Based Classrooms written by BSEM co-authors as an accessible introduction to start enacting some of our strategies to increase student engagement and learning.