To help change behaviours, we...
Amplify student voice & agency
Teach social emotional learning
Use high impact teaching strategies
Use evaluation methodology & evidence
Invest into our facilitators
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Social Emotional Learning is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals; show and feel empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible life decisions.
More than 2 decades of research shows that SEL leads to:
- Increased academic achievement
- improved behaviour
- strong return on dollars invested.
We use SEL to cultivate a participatory learning environment that actively engages all students in their social, emotional and academic growth. We do this by infusing social and emotional learning into every part of students daily lives - in the classroom, during their day, at home and in the community.
High Impact Teaching Strategies
We use the standards and framework set out by the Victorian Government Department of Education (High Impact Teaching Methods) in all our programs.
The high impact teaching strategies (HITS) are 10 instructional practices that reliably increase student learning when they're applied.
HITS have emerged from the findings of tens of thousands of studies on what has worked in classrooms across Australia and the world. International experts often rank HITS at the top of strategies that contribute to student learning.
By using the HITS to build their pool of knowledge, professional learning communities can anchor their interventions in evidence-based practices and so increase the likelihood of interventions being effective.
Investing in our team of talented program facilitators
We invest significantly into our 35 plus team of program facilitators through regular professional development workshops lasting up to 3 days at a time, 4 or 5 times a year.
We practice team teaching, mentoring and have a deep knowledge base to share. We are continually improving ourselves with frequent self reflections and cultivate a growth mindset at all times. We aspire to be the very best we can be - just like what we aspire of the children we engage.
Join our mission
Life Education Victoria is committed to providing and actively promoting a safe environment for children. We have zero tolerance towards child abuse and are committed to protecting the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of all children. Our organisation has policies and procedures to protect children, and any allegations or safety concerns will be treated seriously. Life Education Victoria acknowledges that children’s safety is a whole of community responsibility and is everyone’s business.