In this episode, I'll share with you the invaluable insights I've gained from over a decade of collaborating with Community and Family Studies (CAFS) teachers. Join me as I break down the six key lessons encapsulated in the acronym "Inspire." You'll discover how innovation, networking, strategic planning, passion, immersion, and achieving results have shaped my journey in education and transformed the way I support teachers like you. Tune in to gain powerful strategies and inspiration to elevate your teaching game.

Episode Takeaways:

  • The acronym "Inspire" encapsulates six vital lessons from my 12 years of working closely with CAFS teachers.
  • Innovate: Embrace innovation and creativity in your teaching methods to engage students effectively.
  • Network: Collaborate, connect, and share ideas with fellow educators to foster a supportive community.
  • Strategy: Develop strategic approaches to improve your students' performance and adapt to changing needs.
  • Passion: Harness your passion for teaching and maintain enthusiasm for your subject to inspire students.
  • Immerse: Dive into immersive experiences and engage students in meaningful activities beyond the curriculum.
  • Results: Focus on achieving positive results for both yourself and your students through effective teaching practices.
  • Empower: My mission is to empower you to be the best CAFS teacher you can be, with resources, coaching, and support available through my memberships and courses.

    Join me on this journey as I empower CAFS teachers to connect, learn, and grow together, making a lasting impact on their students' lives.


Show Notes 

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Since 2004 I have been teaching PDHPE and Community & Family Studies. I love learning. It lights me up. I am so passionate about supporting you to be the best educator you can be.

My Purpose
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My Mission
To build on the knowledge, understanding and skills of Community & Family Studies teachers to set their students up for success with confidence.



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