I believe the most valuable asset to education are teachers.
I also believe that teachers need better support networks and opportunities to work collectively through mentoring and networking throughout their careers. Keeping a balanced #teacherlife is the most common issue within education, where "teacher burnout" being the number factor that contributes to having the highest exit rate in any industry.... up to 50% in the first 5 yrs.
I am not ok with this!
Teachers have one of the most important jobs in the world! They teach the future and impact individual souls at such a vital ages in our lives. We need a better support system and WHO KNOWS THE #TEACHERLIFE BETTER THAN ANOTHER TEACHER... So I founded the platform SAVVY TEACHERS where Teachers, through collaboration, inspire, support, nurture & empower each other !
LET'S CHANGE THIS STATISTIC...
No matter where you are in your own teacher journey, you are always one step in front of someone else's journey.... by sharing your experiences and knowledge, you are supporting and mentoring.
ONLINE - SELF PACED - MENTORING PROGRAM - 30+ TOPICS - 550+ hrs
Work / Life Balance + Teacher Wellness | Planning and Organisation | Assessment and Reporting | Behaviour Management | Parent Teacher Communication | Classroom Essentials & Structures | Learning Support & IEP Planning | Resource Design and Creation | Technology Time Savers | Professional Development Planning | Leadership & Mentoring | Holiday Management & Productivity | Pre-Service + Graduates Area | Teaching & Learning Techniques | Classroom Organisation | First Things First | Mentor's Essentials | Personal Growth = Professional Growth | Project Based Learning | Developing Classroom Culture | Curriculum Tools | Casual Teaching Support | Health & Wellness | Set Up Your Classroom | QnA Sessions Recorded | Creative Lesson Ideas | Lesson Framework | Planning Tool | Graduate AITSL teaching standards + linked experiences | How To Create Your Teacher Portfolio | Support for your GTPA or equivalent | Data Collection + Interpretation | Running Literacy Groups like a Pro | and the content grows....
24/7 access to this support group: safe place for members to ask those silly questions, get support, have a laugh and share teachers hacks!
over $350 in resources + tools + documents;
save yourself hours and hours of preparation time + decrease your stress;
get mentoring in over 30 teaching areas to help build your confidence;
fully flexible content which you complete @ your own pace and order;
100+. bonus hours on life coaching to support early career teachers;
access to all future modules and updated content + resources with all memberships;
WE ARE SUPER EXCITED AT THE POTENTIAL OF OUR SAVVY TEACHERS platform!
Currently in our second year of running the mentorship program with 100% satisfaction of members, which makes me so happy and proud!!!
You don't have to do this teacher life alone!
MEMBERSHIP P.D. CERTIFICATE
I am looking to add a yearly MENTORING PD CERTIFICATE where your contribution and participation in our teacher group can be formalised in a PD certificate for your teaching portfolio, as part of your SAVVY TEACHERS membership.
Founder of Savvy Teachers
A little about me...
I graduated as a targeted graduate from the University of Sydney in 2000. I remember my first day of teaching like it was yesterday.... year 1 in a wonderful state school in the Sutherland Shire NSW.
I was placed with another targeted graduate and some amazing staff (2 who are both life long friends). I learnt quickly that as a beginning teacher my passion and enthusiasm for teaching would lead to burnout and this constant feeling of 'incomplete' where I was wanting to implement everything I'd learnt in 4 years at university. I needed a mentor to tell me STOP and enjoy your first year and be guided by structures in place...
Despite having great support in school, I wish I had access to a mentoring network where I could ask all those silly questions about teaching and find some great hints, tips and tricks about all things "teaching".
Having done some mentoring in the last few years & just loved being able to share stories, my experiences, my knowledge & fast track their learning as a teacher.
I absolutely love being around beginning teachers as their passion and excitement is contagious and infectious! It ignites my own passion again, so I started a project inside a Facebook support group called Beginning Teachers Lounge and now it has grown into a chat group for beginning teachers almost 7500 members.
In 2016, I was in a very serious car accident and faced a long rehabilitation process full of ups and downs. These experiences changed me forever and gave me a new perspective on anxiety, PTSD and the operation of the human brain, particularly in relation to learning. Having learnt that I am not able to return to teaching as this stage (which completed shattered me) I want to give back to teaching, what it gave me which is through mentoring, so I came up with the project "SAVVY TEACHERS"... where Teachers can support Teachers. This site will profoundly invest and reward beginning and experienced teachers through FUN and INTERACTIVE avenues to enable teachers to have long successful careers!!!