Support, Encourage, Inspire
Teachers Are Gold has already supported, encouraged and touched the lives of many around the world through our workshops, presentations, online and in person support groups. Below are some of our testimonials.
Teachers Are Gold underpins everything I came into teaching for – the extraordinary magic of working with children, the joy of that responsibility and the opportunities to learn alongside others. Teachers Are Gold offers ongoing support, not only for me as an individual (through regular interactive meetings) but also for the profession as a whole, bringing appreciation for teachers into the limelight as something that needs to be an integral part of our education system.
Teachers Are Gold Workshops
'There were multiple light bulb moments in the workshop today! I loved the diagram showing work-life balance – it reinforced the importance of being your authentic self in all that you do, both inside and outside the classroom.'
'The workshop offered a good understanding of well-being and the importance of looking after yourself, all of the time. I enjoyed the aspect of being able to appreciate myself, what I have to offer and even looking at what others have to offer and taking time to appreciate them too. This builds a strong foundation and greater confidence in ourselves and in our teaching practice.'
'The focus of this workshop on sustainable practice and well-being for teachers was and is greatly needed. Thank you.'
'I have come away from this workshop feeling how key appreciation is to support ourselves and each other in our teaching.'
Teacher Well-being Days
'Every teacher needs to experience this, we need this every couple of weeks because we are dealing with so much, we can’t wait until the end of the year or end of the term, we need this so we can be like this the whole way through.'
'This is the best way to end the year. On Wednesday afternoon I was so tense, I couldn’t imagine I could unwind for the holidays now I feel totally relaxed, we need to end the year like this every year. I actually feel relaxed heading into the holidays.'
'This has been such a difficult year for us, I didn’t realise how much trauma I was carrying, this has helped me to let go of a lot of that, I feel 30 years younger.'
'Having someone be so gentle with you makes you aware of how much intensity we are dealing with each day. I need this nurturing and tenderness to be able to deal with that.'
The Teachers Are Gold initiative provides a forum for starting conversations and sharing workplace experiences with our colleagues is long overdue – for far too long teachers have worked in an isolated vacuum and felt very alone in their day to day work. This ability to develop a connection with, and to be able to communicate in a supportive and non-judgmental environment is unique, rewarding and it certainly feels incredibly worthwhile to be a member of the Teachers Are Gold family.