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Taking care of yourself as a graduate teacher
Taking care of yourself as a graduate teacher

‘Your graduate year of teaching is exciting, fun, and wildly challenging’. Teacher Jacqueline Irvine shares how she has learnt to take care of herself as a teacher, and shares her 6 tips for graduate teachers to take care of themselves too.

Journalling for emotional and mental clarity
Journalling for emotional and mental clarity

‘It’s a great reminder that what is consuming your thoughts now may not consume your thoughts forever.’ Teacher Frances Ardern shares why she has enjoyed journalling for most of her life, and her tips for getting started yourself.

How mountain biking improves my wellbeing
How mountain biking improves my wellbeing

It’s not important how I ride. It’s just important that I ride. I’m a better person after I have been on a ride.’ Matt Hill, K-6 Creative Arts Project Advisor with the New South Wales Department of Education, shares why spending time mountain biking is important for his wellbeing.

Learning a new language to challenge myself
Learning a new language to challenge myself

‘Being accountable for my wellbeing requires scheduling in time for my goals and passions outside of the classroom.’ Here, English teacher Marissa Lombardo shares how attending Italian classes to learn the language has helped her make new friends, connect with her family culture and challenge herself in new ways.

Adjusting my exercise routine without losing the enjoyment
Adjusting my exercise routine without losing the enjoyment

‘I am still an advocate of moving for wellbeing, but the way that I do that movement has been adjusted. My biggest take away, so far, has been that changing how you move is okay, just as long as you do move.’ Teacher Aimee Blazek shares how she adjusted her exercise regime while pregnant so she could still move her body.

Practicing gratitude to improve wellbeing
Practicing gratitude to improve wellbeing

‘In my experience, gratitude is not just something that will happen. Sometimes it requires a genuine effort on our behalf, particularly when life presents inevitable challenges.’ Liam Casson, Director of The Wynne Centre for Boys’ Health and Wellbeing at Christ Church Grammar School reflects on having gratitude.

Educator insights: Sandro Biscaro
Educator insights: Sandro Biscaro

Sandro Biscaro, a Health and PE teacher and Daily Organiser at Epping Secondary College in Victoria, shares insights into how he cares for his own mental health and wellbeing.

You can’t pour from an empty cup
You can’t pour from an empty cup

‘I’ve emptied my cup completely several times. It always creeps up slowly, but surely, in the background under the guise of contributing to the greater good.’ Aimee Blazek from Mount St Patrick College in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, shares a range of wellbeing strategies she employs to fill her cup.

Book review: ‘Hear Yourself – how to find peace in a noisy world.’
Book review: ‘Hear Yourself – how to find peace in a noisy world.’

Barbara Gillis, an educator working to develop curriculum materials for a peace education program to be piloted in South Australia, shares her review of Prem Rawat’s book ‘Hear Yourself – How to find Peace in a Noisy World’.

Developing a healthy habit: Being active for 28 days
Developing a healthy habit: Being active for 28 days

‘Over the Christmas break last year, I decided to commit myself to being active every day for at least 28 days in a row so that I could develop a healthy habit.’ Tamara Smith from St Mary’s Memorial School in South Australia shares how she began walking every day and the positive effect it’s had.