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Course Description

As a beginning teacher, starting your first teaching job can be both exciting and daunting. You may have all the qualifications and the theoretical knowledge, but the practical aspect of teaching can be challenging.

You may find yourself struggling with: 

  • lesson planning
  • classroom management
  • behaviour management
  • building relationships
  • maintaining your mental health

But don't worry!

This PD is designed to equip you with the tools and tips to help you survive and thrive in your first years as a teacher. The course is facilitated by Katrina Harte, a multi-award-winning teacher with over ten years of teaching experience.

Katrina has firsthand experience of what it takes to succeed as a beginning teacher and will provide you with practical tips and strategies to make your journey as a teacher easier:

Lesson Planning & Time-Saving Hacks

One of the challenges of teaching is lesson planning and the time and energy it requires. Katrina will provide you with tips and tricks to help you cut your lesson planning time dramatically, reduce your workload, improve efficiency, and streamline your processes.

Building Relationships

Building positive relationships with your students, parents and colleagues is a critical component of the teaching profession. Katrina has some great strategies to help you connect with your students and build strong relationships, as well as connecting with your colleagues.

These strategies will include tips on:

  • how to establish rapport
  • how to create a welcoming classroom environment
  • how to use humour in the classroom
  • how to communicate with students
  • how to start (and stay) on the right foot with parents

Mental Health and Work/Life Balance

Teaching can be a stressful job, and it's essential to take care of your mental health and well-being. Learning how to manage stress, maintain a work/life balance, and know when and how to seek support when needed are critical for longevity in the teaching profession. 


Beginning teachers in their first or second year of teaching. 

Teaching Standards

6.2.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage in professional learning and improve practice: Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities

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Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction to the Beginning Teacher Survival Guide

    • Reflection Question

  • 2

    Lesson Planning

    • Top Tips & Lesson Planning

    • Reflection Questions

    • Reflection answers from live webinar

  • 3

    Time-Saving Hacks

    • Time-Saving Hacks Part 1

    • Reflection Questions

    • Time-Saving Hacks Part 2

  • 4

    Relationship Building

    • Relationship Building

    • Reflection Questions

  • 5

    Classroom Management

    • Classroom Management

    • Reflection Questions

  • 6

    Maintaining Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

    • Maintaining Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

    • Reflections Questions

  • 7


    • Resources

  • 8

    Course Feedback

    • Please take few minutes to give us your feedback

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Katrina Harte

Katrina Harte

Katrina is a multi-award-winning high school science teacher from Sydney, Australia who specialises in creating resources that support teachers and engage students. Katrina has over 10 years of teaching experience, including leadership roles such as Head of Science, Year Advisor, and Senior School Data Manager. She is currently working as a part-time Science Teacher and Data Manager at an independent Christian school in Sydney. Katrina has shared her expertise in published articles, as a presenter at numerous conferences, and has recently launched her own education resources, YouTube channel, and education blog (

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