Berry Street Education Model

Northern Bay College invests in whole staff professional learning to improve skills in providing more informed understanding of students' developmental, emotional and learning needs. The Berry Street Model is implemented in all learning communities and plays a significant part of our academic and wellbeing strategy.

The BSEM focuses on training teachers and educators in classroom and whole school strategies to promote an understanding of the five domains of the model:

  1. Body
    Building students’ capacity by increasing physical regulation of their stress response, de-escalation and focus.
  2. Relationship
    Nurturing on-task learning through relational classroom management strategies.
  3. Stamina
    Creating a culture of academic persistence by nurturing resilience, emotional intelligence and a growth mindset.
  4. Engagement
    Motivating students with strategies that increase their willingness to learn.
  5. Character
    Harnessing a values and character strengths approach to enable students’ self-knowledge which leads to empowered future pathways.

The model sees these domains as corresponding with the child development capacities that each student must build in order to be ready to learn.