Instill positive – not punitive – strategies to build belonging, responsibility and generosity
Create calm and ordered classrooms where learning takes priority
Engage students in learning and give them freedom to focus without disruption
Create engaged, positive
and productive classrooms
Australia has some of the most disruptive classrooms in the world. Safe, ordered and positive learning environments are a foundation for learning (PISA, 2019).
Teachers must plan how their classrooms will run and teach this explicitly to their students. Learning is as successful as the culture, expectations, routines and rules taught to and reinforced with students.
Classroom Mastery has been developed by leading classroom management expert, Dr Tim McDonald, to provide teachers, leaders and schools with the professional learning and resources to:
Create consistently productive, safe and calm learning environments
Dramatically improve student learning
outcomes through increased engagement
Improve student wellbeing and create the classrooms they need with belonging, mastery, generosity and responsibility
Provide your teachers with the knowledge, practice, demonstration and coaching they
need to get the outcomes they desire
Increase safety of classrooms and schools by proactively reducing disruptive behaviours
Don’t leave teachers in the lurch, give them the skills they need to manage the classroom!
Apply evidence from the science of learning
and the insights of cognitive load theory
A program based on knowledge, leadership, research and practice
Dr Tim McDonald
expert; author of Classroom Management (Oxford University Press, 2019)
Dr Tim McDonald, Former Executive Director, Catholic Education WA and Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University, wrote Classroom Management to help teachers and schools change behaviour with his Positive Learning Framework (PLF). The PLF incorporates effective instructional strategies that engage students in learning and the skills needed to positively respond to misbehaviour and de-escalate conflict.
Tim has now partnered with program designers Knowledge Society to scale up its impact, and together they have created Classroom Mastery, which is informed by strong evidence bases in the science of learning, humanistic psychology and cognitive science.
As featured on ABC’s 7.30 report
Knowledge Society was invited to support Rosebud Secondary College to change classroom disruption and student behaviour that was impacting student learning. The changes that have occurred at the school drew national attention. ABC’s Television’s 7.30 program documented the results.
Footage credit: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Library Sales.
Classroom Mastery program
Classroom Mastery is a program based on knowledge, leadership, research and practice.
We give schools the support to simplify implementation in every classroom. The program includes fourteen hours of professional learning, including two full days of face-to-face training in a group setting.
Build a behaviour strategy that suits your school culture and delivers long-term student success.
School-wide discipline has traditionally focused on reactive and punitive strategies like reprimands, suspensions and expulsions. But these are inadequate. Classroom Mastery focuses on positive approaches, a good classroom culture and flourishing schools.