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Transforming teacher practice through classroom culture 2024116F

Sep 11, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

$990 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Wednesday, 11 September 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Delivery mode

In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne




Looking to register more than one person? Contact us at isLearn to arrange a group discount for your school.

The research tells us that within schools, our teachers have the biggest impact on student learning. We also know that not all teachers have an equal impact on student learning; there is uncomfortably variation, and the effect this variation can have on students and their outcomes is significant. This session explores culture as an important source of this variation, encourages teachers to reflect on the culture in their classrooms, and supports them to consider how they can intentionally nurture the culture in each classroom.

Participants in this session will have the opportunity to use Dr Tim O'Leary's Classroom Vibe Health to help them understand the culture in their classroom, guide reflection, and plan for improvement.


Key takeaways

  • deeper understanding of classroom culture
  • strategies for establishing a positive classroom culture
  • tools for when classroom culture needs adjusting or improving


Presenter information

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.


Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance
  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Student behaviour management (discipline)


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