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Jeanette Williams
Jeanette Williams
Great teacher PL. Jarad is a great presenter and very knowledgeable about learning.
Bev Garnett
Bev Garnett
One of the standout features of Shaping Minds PL is that it's grounded in proven educational research and best practice. The combination of ongoing demonstrations, coaching and easily applied high impact teaching strategies enables teachers to be well equipped and confident to implement these in the classroom. By identifying leaders from within our cluster of small schools to take part in the Instructional Coaching PL, we have ensured that the impact of the PL continues long after the initial training. Jordan and Jared are a pleasure to work with and have the ability to bring teachers 'along for the ride' with them. Their enthusiasm for the work is contagious and I highly recommend them to all schools who are seeking to support their teachers to be the best that they can be!
Tanya Dique
Tanya Dique
Jordan, Jarred and Brooke provide outstanding workshops on the theory of the science of learning, along with practical application. Jarred's enthusiasm had me hooked from the get-go and Brooke's demonstrations of early childhood strategies are engaging and exciting. Jordan responds quickly to all queries and has happily applied a flexible approach to the professional learning and coaching sessions in order to meet the needs of our school. The learning my staff have engaged in with Shaping Minds has made real change to the ways they teach and we have seen improved student results. The full suite of PL they offer matches perfectly with the WA Department of Education's Teaching for Impact. I can't speak more highly of Shaping Minds. Give them a go!
Catherine Kapiteyn
Catherine Kapiteyn
Jordan and Jared have an outstanding ability to engage staff in the science of learning through their entertaining presentation style. Their exceptional, current knowledge combined with practical examples and lived experience make for a highly informative and valuable learning experience for all staff. Jordan and Jared have been able to tailor professional learning to the needs of my staff and school. Most recently and in response to my request, we were provided with a training video to develop the ability of our staff to deliver effective Spelling Mastery lessons. The video has been highly beneficial and staff feedback has indicated that the practical demonstrations and delivery tips have been extremely useful. I would highly recommend Jared and Jordan to any school looking to further develop contemporary, effective and evidence-based teaching for all students.
Julie Hill
Julie Hill
Jordan and Jared have been an absolute pleasure to work with. They are extremely knowledgeable and happy to share their knowledge and ideas in a way that is practical, helpful and makes sense. I am a better teacher after working with them, allowing me to make a difference to many students and their families. Thank you for your time, advice and consistent positive attitude.

Shaping Minds

The science of learning meets the art of teaching

Welcome to Shaping Minds, where everything we do is evidence-based. We are teachers and leaders who have spent more than a decade improving student outcomes by focusing on high-impact teaching. What constitutes impactful teaching for us can be answered by asking some important questions about our instruction…

We are an organisation focused entirely on supporting teachers and school leaders to maximise outcomes for their students. We advocate for evidence-based practices that have been vetted by extensive research in the Educational and Cognitive Sciences, but importantly — if they don’t work in a diverse everyday classroom, then we won’t use them.



Shaping Minds combine the science of learning with the art of teaching to provide evidence-based professional learning, instructional coaching, curriculum expertise, and customised teaching resources for schools in a diverse range of contexts. Jordan O’Sullivan, Jared Bussell and Brooke Wardana have been supporting teachers, schools, and systems all over Australia for a decade. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with a range of schools and educational organisations including Fogarty EDvance, the Kimberley Schools Project, Department of Justice, Learning Difficulties Australia, Teach for Australia, the Knowledge Society, Catholic Education, and were the original Master Teachers for the philanthropist-backed Teach-Well Masterclass initiative.

Having achieved whole-school improvement in both metro and regional settings, The team at Shaping Minds understand the complexities inherent to teaching. Our success stems from investing deeply in connecting schools with validated, research-driven practices and providing long-term pragmatic support for those teachers implementing them. The team has deep roots in W.A. and feel strongly about supporting schools in both metro and regional areas. This includes delivering professional learning workshops in rural and remote locations and ensuring that our most isolated educators get access to quality professional learning and support.

Some of the organisations and schools that we have worked with

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Riverside Network

Embarking on an epic 3 year journey with the Fremantle schools in the Riverside Network to embed high impact teaching in every classroom. Featuring classroom demonstrations, face-to-face coaching, and ongoing support for teachers and leaders doing the hard work in schools.

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Insight Project TAS

Shaping Minds partners with Catholic Education Tasmania on an ambitious 3 year project to embed High-Impact Teaching Strategies in all of their classrooms. Our team of expert teachers travel to Tassie to run Teaching Intensives that include face-to-face coaching.

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Banksia Hill

How we worked with Dr Hammond to support evidence-based teaching at Banksia HIll Detention Centre – Western Australia’s last juvenile prison that lives under a cloud of controversy. Our experiences teaching the young inmates there, and the lasting effect it had on us.

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