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 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.