Routines in Outback Classrooms

This week members in the Thrive 6 Week Intensive Membership are learning about and collaborating around ‘routines’ in their future outback classrooms. Routines and procedures are like the path that students can follow to help them along their learning journey. Students just follow the same path every day- with the

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Pets in Remote Outback Communities

You’ve been posted to a remote outback community school. Your next adventure is about to begin. But where does your pet fit into the mix? Questions to ask before accepting the role Are pets allowed in community? Do other staff have pets in community? Is the teacher housing fenced and

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Crime and Security as a Remote Teacher

We recently polled members in Teachers in Remote Communities (Past, Present, Future) about their ‘biggest fear’ about teaching in a remote community school. The 4th biggest concern for new remote teachers was ‘crime’. Here are a list of safety and crime reduction hints and tips we learnt along the way.

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Remote health care for outback teachers

Remote healthcare can be limited. Your remote community may have a regional hospital, a clinic that is staffed by staff in community, a clinic that is not staffed full time, or no clinic at all. You may have access to travelling specialists, you may have access to video calls with

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Relationships in Outback Schools

We are so excited that amazing members in our Thrive Intensive begin their learning and collaboration this week! This week we are focusing on ‘relationships’ in our remote community schools. Relationships is the first of our topics in the Thrive Intensive because it is so important for everything else that

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How to deal with FOMO as a remote teacher

Remote teaching can be an adventure of a lifetime. You get to experience amazing things where you are too: places where hardly any non-Indigenous people ever get to see, hunt and gather traditional bush foods, fishing, hiking through red dirt country, parties with new friends and colleagues, 4WD on some

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Thrive Membership- Begins Next Week

Did you know the Thrive 6 Week Intensive Membership will begin next week? We can’t wait to get started with the deadly members already ready to get started! Designed after consultation with first year remote teachers who shared their challenges and concerns- by two experienced remote educators- our Thrive Membership

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Understanding your stress signs as a remote teacher

Remote teaching can be life changing. Remote teaching can be challenging. New culture, new language, new ways of being. Different expectations or settings at the school. Little handover or planning provided. Lack of resources. New colleagues- different opinions. Students with diverse needs. Teaching in an outback community school can be

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Managing home sickness as a remote teacher

Outback teachers we hear you. You’ve just moved hours away from your home town… to an outback community. You swallowed up warm feeling of adventure that made your heart pump with excitement, the way your eyes lit up and soaked up all the new. You have been in your new

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