What is the Crowther Centre

The Crowther Centre uses the latest research evidence in education to drive school improvement. The Centre advises a variety of organisations on staff development, student engagement and leadership. The Crowther Centre has the research and the practical know how to take your organisation's teaching and learning to the next level.


Science of Learning

Staff development network

Dr Mark Dowley March 13th, 2024 · 2min read

Ray and Mark on Coaching Conversations with Jim Knight Podcast

We delve into the world of Education and Coaching excellence with Jim Knight!

Crowther Centre March 6th, 2024 · 32 minute listen

Mastery in Teaching

Staff development network

Dr Mark Dowley March 4th, 2024 · 2min read

The Impact Cycle in Action – 3 day workshop

This practical course is designed for leaders, teachers, and instructional coaches who want to explore The Impact Cycle and see it in action.

The three day workshop will incorporate a variety of classroom visits, coaching demonstrations, coaching practice, strategies to implement coaching and ‘Ask Me Anything’ sessions with current instructional coaches and leaders.

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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.

Growth Coaching Insights Magazine

How coaching can make a lasting impact on educators and school leaders.

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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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Crowther Coaching Lab – online sessions

  • Term 1 2024
  • 3 sessions
  • Online
  • $87pp + GST

The Impact Cycle in Action – 3 day workshop

  • 20 - 22 March 2024
  • 3-day workshop
  • Brighton Grammar School
  • $1290pp + GST

Coaching in Action Day in WA

  • 18 September 2023
  • 8.30am-3.00pm
  • AISWA, Osborne Park WA
  • $200-300pp (inc. GST)
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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Organisations we work with