About Evidence-Based Teaching

Are you a teacher or school leader who wants to improve how well your students do at school?

If so, then this website can help you.

A Little Bit About Me

My name is Shaun Killian, and I started the Evidence-Based Teaching site to help people like you.

I have spent most of my career as a teacher and school principal. In that time, I have worked in:

  • Primary and high schools
  • Public and private systems

Sadly, a few years back, I suffered a heart attack. The damage to my heart left me unable to work, and I went on the waiting list for a heart transplant.

On the positive side, it left me with time on my hands.

I have always been sceptical of fads in education, although (regrettably) I have sometimes embraced them. So, I decided to use my spare time to start reading research on what works in education, and what doesn’t. This was something I never had time to do when I was working full time.

I found the insights quite eye-opening, and I wanted to share them in a practical way with people like you. Therefore, I created this site.

Since then, I have had my heart transplant, but there were complications. I was in hospital for over a year and had both my legs amputated. I am currently learning to use prosthetic legs.

During that time, I let the website slide, and it expired. I am now rebuilding it.


Running this site at no cost to you is possible thanks to support from our partners, including:

Back to You

While I cannot currently teach myself, I have not lost my passion for helping kids learn. So I am here to help you, help kids.

My experience is all within an Australian context, and some articles refer to uniquely Australian things. But most of them apply in any school setting. So, whether you are Australian or not, you are welcome to use the site.

If you are new to the site, I suggest:

  1. Subscribing to our email list. You’ll receive the latest articles once or twice a month. You will also receive a free copy of my eBook – How to Give Feedback to Students: The Advanced Guide
  2. Connect via social media. I have a Facebook Group dedicated to evidence-based teaching, and you can follow me on Twitter.