“A passionate teacher is like a candle. She consumes herself to light the way for others.”
You are one dedicated and amazing teacher! Do you know how I know this? You’re here searching for teaching and learning inspo in your down time!
I’m betting you’re pretty exhausted right now because
- Your to-do list just keeps on growing and doesn’t seem to ever get any shorter.
- You can’t seem to switch off! Your hours extend well into the late hours of the evening and into the weekend (hellllo planning at 3am on a Friday night).
- You spend hours upon hours searching Pinterest for engaging lessons which really should be counted as Professional Development #amiright?!
- Sometimes you forget what it’s like to have hobbies or to spend your money on things other than picture books, cute stationery and kilograms of cream of tartar and flour.
Teaching in the early years is all consuming and you wouldn’t change it for the world. But I just know that sometimes you wish that someone could do some of the planning so that you could focus on actually teaching!
Girl, I got your back and you are totally in the right place!
My ultimate goal is to help passionate early years teachers gain back their valuable time by providing them with engaging, hands-on resources and activities for their little learners!
Hey there! My name is Casey and I can’t wait to support you in your teaching journey!
Many years ago during my first year as a teacher, I started my first teaching blog where I shared some of the fabulous activities we were getting up to in the classroom. I felt like being a teacher was exactly what I was supposed to do.
I let all things teaching and learning take over my entire life.
Teaching was what I lived and breathed and I couldn’t switch off. It was the last thing I thought about before I went to bed and the first thing I thought of as I woke up.
That teacher I mentioned earlier was ME – devoted, passionate but oh-so exhausted – and I very quickly burnt out. I was getting sick all the time and suffered from excruciating migraines from stress. Something had to give!
Fast forward a few years to when I became a Mum for the very first time. I had my own Little Learners who were my entire world! Very quickly, I realised how important it is to find the balance. I wanted to be present for my own children. They needed to come first.
You don’t have to do everything all by yourself.
I’m here to save you time so that you can spend more quality time with the people you love the most!
Family Photo by Etta Photography
How can I help you?
Here on Little Lifelong Learners, you will find soooo many wonderful things to help support you in your role as a rockin’ early years teacher. I’m passionate about hands-on learning, investigative play and sensory exploration, so you’ll find lots of easy to implement activities for hands-on learning.
You’ll also be able to shop for resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum that include ideas for hands-on learning. If free stuff is your thing (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good freebie?!) you can sign up to my weekly newsletter and access an entire library full of FREE printables to compliment your playful, engaging curriculum.
I’m going to make your life as an enthusiastic, dedicated, totally fabulous teacher just that little bit easier!