What is the Crowther Centre

The Crowther Centre is an education and school improvement consultancy with an unrelenting focus on supporting schools and organisations to translate research into practice. From instructional coaching to leadership development, data analytics to explicit instruction, the Crowther Centre has the research and the know how to help you to take your teaching and learning to the next level.


Scripted instruction and chants supercharge teachers’ practice

Popular podcast host Oliver Lovell is absolutely sure of one thing: what teachers say in the classroom really matters.

Ollie Lovell February 23rd, 2023 · 5 minute read

Can prior knowledge increase task complexity?

Cases in which higher prior knowledge leads to higher intrinsic cognitive load

Crowther Centre December 9th, 2022

Inclusive Communities

Equity, equality, inclusion, diversity, safety, love, freedom, respect, humanity

Crowther Centre November 30th, 2022 · 7 minute read

The Great Teaching Toolkit

The Great Teaching Toolkit is the vision of Prof Rob Coe, made possible with the dedication and support of many colleagues, teachers and students.

Raise the quality of teaching at your school or college with an evidence-based curriculum for teacher learning, courses to enhance specific elements of Great Teaching practice, and tools and instruments to provide feedback for professional development over time.

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At Crowther Centre we have been teaching boys since 1882. We've honed the knowledge we've learnt over those years and prepared some handy position papers on various topics to assist you with parenting and raising boys.

British Journal of Educational Psychology

Can prior knowledge increase task complexity?

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Engaging Men with Men’s Health

What are the causes for men to not seek help regarding their health?

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ACER Teacher Magazine publication

Data-driven school improvement – effective use of data part 2

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ACER Teacher Magazine publication

Data-driven school improvement – effective use of data part 1

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ACEL Publication

Managing difficult conversation, three steps for middle and senior leaders

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ACEL Publication

Working with Parents and the modern relationship between schools and parents

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Health Promotion International Journal

A review of perspectives on positive masculinity

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ACEL Publication

Educational leadership and the role that coaching programs can play in leadership development.

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ACER Journal

Identifying best practice in career education and development in Australian secondary schools

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AHISA Journal

Developing data use and applications in a school setting

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PloS One Journal

A systematic review of wellbeing programs

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Practical Classroom Management

  • 4 sessions, Feb/March 2023
  • 4.15pm - 5.45pm AEST
  • Online
  • $385pp inc. GST

Steplab Instructional Coaching Intensive with the Crowther Centre

  • 6 March 2023
  • 8.30am-4.00pm AEDT
  • Brighton Grammar School
  • $458pp (incl. GST)

Promoting positive masculinity in boys and young men session

  • 9 March 2023
  • 3.10 pm - 4.45pm
  • NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre
The Association value the presenters’ shared coaching experiences, reflections and the professional guidance which informs each AISACT bespoke coaching journey. We value our continuing partnership. Joanne Garrisson, Senior Manager Strategic Programs AISACT

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About the Crowther

The Crowther Centre operates under the leadership of Dr Ray Swann and is made up of education professionals and experts in instructional coaching, leadership development, and data analytics with a commitment to innovation and learning.

Our team

We’re a growing team of education, coaching and teaching professionals who wear many hats, and are passionate about helping teachers become better teachers.

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