Our community is all about empowering teachers like you to thrive - not just survive - at what you do best, in the face of mounting workloads and increasingly complex school environments .
As teachers and role models, there's no question you positively shape students' lives beyond the classroom, ultimately building confident, creative, curious humans. In addition to inspiring and educating impressionable minds, you play a pivotal role in facilitating students' social growth and well-being, setting them up for a life that turns on strong interpersonal skills and a sense of belonging.
While you change lives, you are not superhuman, nor are you alone. It's understandable, although completely unacceptable, that your profession experiences high burnout in the face of heavy workloads, competing demands, declining well-being, and increasingly complex school environments, compounded by rising health challenges and chronic absenteeism among students.
Enter See-Be Teach Me, the first-of-its-kind digital community of practice in Australia. Purposefully designed to address the specific needs of teachers like you, this online community provides a space to bridge the gap in available training related to health condition contexts and offers support in tackling issues related to chronic school absenteeism.
"When you're lying in a hospital bed, to be able to engage with your peers, to be able to join in with the learning, is what the student wants to be able to do."
~Mercedes Wilkinson, Principal~
Growing numbers of teachers are facing burnout from heavier workloads, declining wellbeing, and complex school environments. And this is compounded by rising health challenges and chronic absenteeism among students.
Our vision is for teachers of kids with complex conditions to thrive, not just survive.
Because, the reality is, teachers change lives.
"Your compassion has let me complete my education and have the same chance as everyone else and I will never forget this."
~Ethan Waller, Student~
Our community is united by our dedication to students with complex health needs. By sharing our best strategies and strengthening our support network, we make sure every student has the chance to thrive while we support our own wellbeing, no matter where learning happens.
Inside our professional learning community, you'll find live chats, collaborative labs, webinars, virtual events, training and workshops, podcasts, national resources, and more to:
Be supported in our Teacher Wellbeing Circle: This weekly live Zoom session offers a supportive space for you and fellow teachers to prioritize your wellbeing. Share personal experiences, celebrate successes, and reflect on growth in a supportive environment. Engage in discussions on various wellbeing topics to learn new strategies and access resources for personal and professional flourishing.
Attend virtual Spotlight Sessions: Join monthly interactive online gatherings focused on specific topics relevant to the community. These sessions foster diverse, collaborative conversations, incorporating expert input and responsive content based on member requests and current themes. Our moderators facilitate discussions to enhance professional development, peer engagement, and collective wellbeing.
Access Live & Learn Webcasts: Explore the dynamic relationship between health and education through our weekly webcast. Gain insights from interdisciplinary sector experts through video and audio interviews, with opportunities for online Q&A and suggesting interviewees. Share your own experiences as a guest presenter if interested.
Find Useful Resources: Explore a curated collection of resources tailored for teaching students with complex health conditions. Discover tools, guides, podcasts, papers, directories, and materials designed to enhance teaching practices and support student wellbeing.
Access On-Demand Training: Dive into training featuring video modules on what to know about teaching students with medical and mental health conditions, including when they miss school. The training will expand your knowledge at the intersection of health and education, with insights that will make a difference in your classroom.
Innovate in Idea Co-Labs: Collaborate, share insights, and develop innovative strategies for teaching students with complex health conditions through dynamic, multi-perspective innovation challenges. Be a leader in education innovation and part of an initiative that will offer you rapid insights, as you put your perspectives into play.
Get ready to supercharge your skills! Sign up and access a wealth of resources and support, including FREE self-paced training coming soon to help you meet complex student needs at the intersection of health and education, all at your own pace.
Join the See-Be Teach Me community to amplify your impact in the classroom and your transformative power in the world!