Yearly Edition: Beyond the Classroom
Yearly Edition: Beyond the Classroom
A calming journal of self-reflection for teachers, by teachers.
Our Beyond The Classroom (Yearly Edition) journal exists to help you switch off, return to the present and ultimately – shift your perspective. As a teacher, you give so much of yourself to the classroom. You’re faced with sky-high expectations – yet given minimal tools, resources and time to fulfil them. It’s a safe space where dedicated teachers can return to themselves. A space where they can set boundaries between school life and home life.
Our Beyond The Classroom (Yearly Edition) journal contains four terms worth of reflection, perfectly curated for the school year. By building up your personal capacity, you will make space for more meaningful relationships – with yourself and others. You will rewire your brain to focus on the good in each day. Pop it in your handbag, on your bedside table or in your favourite, relaxing space. All it takes is two minutes a day.
- Option to add the Leadership Affirmations and quote pen to your order
- 100% Australian made and printed
- 4 x 11 weeks of prompts and reflection starters
- Undated-start whenever you like!
- Reflection reset after each term
- A space to write recurring day numbers to keep track of your progress
- Option to track and record two habits
- Research-based prompts that only take two minutes or less
- Weekly reflections to enhance your practice
- A calming, earthy and minimalistic layout
- Free shipping with every purchase
How To Use:
The Beyond The Classroom journal is designed to be a daily practice. Find a time each day that works for you, and make this time special. Choose a peaceful, still space to write and reflect – whether that’s your garden or bedroom. And remember, there will be moments when you’re tired and overworked, but we encourage you to keep on going.
- 220 pages
- A5 size
- 120gsm internal paper
- Wire bind and linen laminate cover
- Weight: 400gm
Domestic & International Returns:
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Is this journal only for teachers?
At the Teacher Collection, our goal is to help teachers overcome the challenges of such a demanding role. In saying that, this journal can be used by anyone who is looking to further themselves. The prompts within the journal are not specific to teachers, so anyone can benefit regardless of their profession. Please note, you’ll find some research and information at the beginning of the journal that is specific to those within the education profession.
Are the prompts the same each day?
No, we have three sets of prompts that are rotated throughout the week, each on different days. This means that you won’t have two days in a row of the same prompts. So, why did we make it like this? Utilising a smaller range of prompts creates repetition and begins to draw your attention to those thoughts, even when you're not journaling. It can help to integrate gratitude and thanks into your everyday life.
Is this dated?
No dates are included in the journal, which means you can pick it up and begin whenever you like, whether that be mid-week or mid-term, allowing you to take more control of your wellbeing.
Why is each section only 11 weeks long?
Unlike other gratitude journals, the Beyond the Classroom journal is research-based. We know that it can take between 18-254 days to form a habit. So, after 77 consecutive days of practise, it’s likely that your gratitude journal is starting to become a habit. Signs it’s becoming a habit are that it requires less effort for you to remember – and it feels like a necessary part of your routine. Another reason it’s only 11 weeks long is that it can be overwhelming holding a book with endless blank pages. So, we've split ours up into a shorter, less-daunting version. One that perfectly aligns to the length of a school term.
So what do I get?
By being a part of the Wellbeing Hub, you’ll be able to:
- Access current research in the wellbeing space and explore the possibilities for teachers
- Network with like-minded teachers, who can provide a unique support and knowledge network for you as a teacher and as a person
- Find flexibility with a program that evolves and modifies around your needs and interests
- Structure a strong habit that meets all the dimensions of wellbeing
- Develop an awareness of your wellbeing strengths and barriers
- Dip into a repertoire of strategies available to support your wellbeing
- Use resources and templates to save your valuable time
- Create clearer flow between your life as a teacher and as a person
This is the program for you if...
- You want a wellbeing pathway that is tailored to your strengths, interests and passions
- You want wellbeing strategies based on research
- You are looking for resources and templates to support your wellbeing
- You’re seeking a supportive, judgement-free space to share and learn
- You want to take ownership and responsibility over your wellbeing now rather than wait for departmental programs to come into play
- You want to work alongside a safe, respectful and knowledgeable community of like-minded teachers who share a common goal
I’m currently a teacher and have been teaching for the past eight years. I get it. I know what it’s like and I’m going through the education system right now alongside you. I understand the contemporary challenges of being a teacher. I also work in a regional, high disadvantage setting, so I understand the additional unique set of challenges that come with that context.
I’m constantly reading and accessing the research, reviewing current studies and considering the implications for teachers. Not only is this a job for me, but it’s an area I’m passionate about. As well as having undertaken significant professional learning within this area, I’ve also completed a Masters of Evidence Based Teaching (University of Melbourne), with the focus of that being in the wellbeing space.
Most importantly though, I care. I care about our teachers, the challenges they face. We have kids within our education system that really need us. We are their person, and when we give so much to them, day in and day out, the toll on us can be immense. We can wait the 10+ years it could take to develop policies and a clear, coordinated approach to support teacher wellbeing, or we can take ownership of our own wellness now. It fills my cup being able to support my colleagues.