Full course description
Date and time
Tuesday 31 May 2022, 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are if you are a beginning teacher, early career teacher, or, any experienced teacher looking to improve classroom practice. This session may also be of interest to school leaders looking for a framework and process to improve classroom practice amongst their teachers which is grounded in research.
This webinar will introduce and unpack the concept of Classroom Vibe as a practical approach for understanding and improving a teacher’s classroom practice. Participants will come away from this session with an understanding of the power of a Classroom’s vibe to impact student learning and of the significance of their role in shaping it. Participants will also consider practical strategies for building their classroom vibe.
‘Tim is refreshing to work with. He has the ability to adapt to different contexts and ask thoughtful questions that more often lead to deeper understanding and rich conversation. Tim is personable and cares greatly about improving educational outcomes for all through respectful conversation and practical actions. His experience in a range of schools means that he is able to draw on a range of ways of doing and thinking. His voice is a value add at the table.’ Head of School, Wesley College, Melbourne
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers
1. Know students and how they learn
3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
- an understanding of the power of a Classroom’s Vibe and its impact on student learning
- a deeper understanding of the significance of the educator's role in shaping classroom culture
- practical strategies for building their Classroom Vibe.
Dr Tim O'Leary
Dr Tim O'Leary has almost over 20 years of experience in education, software development, consulting, research, and monitoring and evaluation. Tim is also an Honorary Fellow at The University of Melbourne. Tim began his career as a land surveyor, has worked as an IT Consultant and, after realising the error of his ways, qualified as a teacher in 2003. As an educator, Tim has worked in Government, Independent and Faith-based schools. He has worked across a variety of settings including school, vocational, tertiary, and consultancy. Within schools, Tim's roles have ranged from classroom teacher to school leader; his most recent role was as Director of Learning in an inner-city F-12 school in Australia. As the leader of Educational Data Talks, Tim has worked with schools and government bodies providing research services and advice regarding the reporting of educational data. Tim’s greatest love is working with people to considering how to best use evidence to support school improvement. Tim has published in the areas of data interpretation and analysis, effective score reporting and collective teacher efficacy. He is also obsessively interested in the use of student perceptions of teaching to inform personalised teacher professional development.