Photographer. Reader. Tea drinker. Runner. Gardener. Teacher.
I’m also the mind behind The Teacher Collection. I created these cards out of a personal need for self kindness and positivity, especially during the challenging teaching moments.
I printed a set for myself. Then some sets for my colleagues. From here it’s grown.
I value Australian made, which is why these cards are 100% designed, printed and assembled in Central Victoria.
At the end of the day, these cards are just a reminder. They tell you what you already know, when you need to hear it.
Thank you for supporting teachers.
Notes of Gratitude
Starting the card can be the most challenging part, especially if it’s the end of the day. Our brains might already be fatigued from the millions of decisions we’ve made throughout the day, so the thought of adding another on top can be too much.
Instead, here’s a list of sentence starters to help turn an overwhelming decision into an easy one:
•Thank you for...
•Thanks a million for...
•The other day you...
•I've seen you...
•Just wanted to touch base...
•Just wanted to drop you a line and say...
•You've helped me by...
What's Teacher Wellbeing?
We know teacher wellbeing is strongly connected to teachers’ work, but in interested in teacher wellbeing with a focus on supporting teachers, not with the intent to enhance student learning.
There’s a wealth of literature written to determine strategies to enhance and support student learning, and we know teachers have a critical role within this, but the literature to support teacher wellbeing is limited and unclear. You’ll see even within this article, that defining teacher wellbeing is difficult.
Professor Faye McCallum, Dr Deborah Price, Professor Anne Graham and Dr Anne Morrison have created this literature reviewTeacher Wellbeing: A Review of the Literature to condense the current research, identifying ‘what we know’ and ‘where to next’. The later stages of this article also give research-based strategies and initiatives.
Acknowledgement of Country
The Teacher Collection would like to acknowledge that the land on which our business is situated is the traditional land of the Dja Dja Wurrung. We pay our respects to this land and to the traditional owners, the Jaara people and to their elders past, present and emerging. We commit to working for reconciliation and peace among all people.
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