Skip the confusion, overwhelm and wasted time. 

Let us show you the way to enjoy your first year teaching in a remote outback community. 

In just 2 weeks we will share secrets to forming relationships with students and staff, managing behaviour, setting routines and expectations, supporting students with special needs and culture awareness.

In just 2 weeks you will feel confident, successful and supported…leaving you more time for adventure, new friendships and the experience of a lifetime.


Invest in your remote teacher success. 


In our Thrive Membership, we provide you with the essentials to set you up for remote teaching success- including checklists, resources, training videos & 1-on-1 support. 

You will hit the ground running with strategies, activities & pedagogy that works!


Targeted, relevant professional development as voted by current and previous grads in remote community schools across 2 weeks

 Intensive support, guidance and troubleshooting for 6 weeks (and beyond).

Access to our exclusive collaborative learning space to share ideas, learn, connect and grow.

 BONUS Training Videos

 Over $85 worth of resources (decor, worksheets, brain break activities and more)

What if you could have a stress free start to remote teaching?

Can you picture starting your remote teaching adventure already knowing the opportunities and struggles you might face… and being equipped and confident to meet them head on? 

Imagine the relief of having the structures, routines and systems needed in your classroom already planned and set to go on your first day.  

How would you feel having a toolkit of tried and tested activities, strategies and pedagogy approaches to use from day one?

Imagine being able to establish strong, respectful relationships with your diverse students from day one- reducing behaviour issues, increasing learning… and making your job more enjoyable!

Visualise having a community of fellow remote teachers and mentors by your side to help guide your journey. 

That is what the Thrive Membership can offer. 


Are you ready to invest in your remote teaching success?


Access to our exclusive online community to collaborate, connect and communicate. Feel supported and connected!

Experience 6 weeks of close support and guidance from a First Nations educator and an experienced remote teacher and HOD. Feel confident and competent! 

Receive 2 weeks of tailored training designed in consultation with past and present graduate remote teachers- by experienced First Nations educators and teaching staff. Be prepared!

Access to checklists and culturally appropriate resources designed for your first remote outback classroom. Have more time for adventure, fun and living your best remote life!

Relationships are key to your success as a remote teacher. In this module we look at why relationships are so important, the types of relationships, and the ways to develop and maintain relationships.

Systems and routines will help reduce your planning, reduce negative behaviours and increase classroom safety. In this module we look at the what, why and hows of systems and routines in remote classrooms. 

Behaviour management is an art! In this module we look at ways to proactively reduce behaviours, manage behaviour and reflect on what we can control in our classrooms. 

Our students will have different upbringings, life experience, ways of being and seeing the world. As teachers in remote communities it is our duty to be on a learning journey too. In this module we discuss culture, creating relevant lessons and how to support our culturally diverse students. 

The needs of your students in remote communities will be diverse. In this module we look at common special needs, ways these may manifest in the classroom and strategies to support our students.

In this module you will learn how to hook your students in with fun, engaging and creative strategies and activities. We will discuss why engagement is super important in remote contexts.

The Thrive Intensive is facilitated by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler. Carl was educated in a remote school, worked as an AEIO and Clontarf worker in a remote school, and has many family members as students and staff in remote schools around Australia. Hakea has many years experience in remote schools as a teacher and HOD. 

You will receive weekly prompts, content and updates in the exclusive The Remote Teacher Member Mastermind Facebook group. Your training videos and resources will be posted in The Remote Teacher Learning Hub. 

Content will be released across 2 weeks on the Learning Hub and on the Facebook group- you will have access for the full year so if you fall behind or want to revisit anything you can do that throughout your first year of teaching!

You will have 3 modules delivered per week- you are delivered a training video with workbook and activities. You can complete at your own pace. It is anticipated that the learning would take around one hour each module but there are other opportunities to engage and learn in addition to the recorded trainings- including in our Facebook group to do deeper learning and collaboration. 

You can attend Facebook lives throughout your Intensive- but everything is recorded and available at a later date. You can ask questions and seek support throughout your 6 weeks via Facebook inbox, Learning Hub chatroom or in the Facebook group. 

The Thrive Membership is perfectly suited to all Australian remotes! Content can be applicable to all remote contexts- take what works and leave what doesn’t. 

 For 6 weeks of training, resources and support… to allow you to feel confident, supported and prepared for your new adventure… I wonder what price you’d put on it? 

Investing in professional development might feel big, expensive and budget scary with a university student mindset- but with a successful remote teacher mindset (about to be on a nice teacher wage and allowances!) it is almost nothing compared to the knowledge and skills you will gain!

We will announce the price when we open the cart again 🙂 

Yes! This Thrive Intensive is linked to the AITSL Standards and can be claimed as self-identified elective professional development.

Ready for the next step?

We only open the Thrive Intensive a few times a year to allow us to focus deeply in with a select few participants. 

The next round of the Thrive Intensive will run July 2022 to prepare participants for success in Semester 2 2022.