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Louise Whittle

Inspiring teacher Louise Whittle shares valuable advice from her diverse background in education. Plus, her experience doing coaching with Beyond the Classroom Australia. “You won’t know everything, so take it easy on yourself. University does not prepare you for much of what you will encounter.” Tell us about your childhood…  I was born in North …

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Meet the Classroom Heroes of 2023

Congratulations to Classroom Heroes for 2023: Patrice Baird, Abby Davidson, and Rebecca Duggan.  Did you know that research shows that people who feel valued are more likely to report better physical and mental health, as well as higher levels of engagement, satisfaction, and motivation, compared to those who don’t?  It’s no secret that the education profession …

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Tegan Clinch

Perth teacher and mental health advocate, Tegan Clinch, shares her inspiring story and tales from the classroom. “In the first year of teaching my Deputy told me that it is okay to let your guard down. That you’re allowed to let your students get to know you. And I think it’s a great piece of …

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Lilly Daly

Rural English teacher, Lilly Daly, shares insights from her time in the classroom. “My students have reminded me to appreciate the small things in life. Even on the hardest days, my students will continue to find excitement and good in some of the funniest places, from finding a sharp pencil on the ground to having …

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Beth Deacon

Prison Educator, Beth Deacon, shares her unique story and insights on her book and upcoming film, “7 Doors Out”. “Be brave enough to make a change. My students were brave enough to step through Door 7 and into the classroom which many had not stepped in for many years.  They took a risk and raised …

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Emily Dalglish

Teacher and leader in Learning Support, Emily Dalglish, shares her authentic stories from life in the classroom. “Be open to collaboration and don’t be afraid to ask and accept help from your colleagues. We are all at school for the same purpose and many hands make light work.“ BTC: Can you tell us a little …

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