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Welcome to the offical HOME page of the
Happy Healthy Teachers Matter Virtual Retreat!


Here you'll gain tips, tools and techniques to ensure you have the health, energy & vitality to beat the end of term slump & fatigue and be the best version of yourself all year...


Meet your Hosts...

It's LIVE - real time speakers with opportunities for instant Q&A

It's Interactive - not just sitting and listening or watching speakers

It's Informative - giving practical 'how-to's'

It's Inspirational - motivation plus from passionate people walking the talk

It's all about KICKSTARTING your 2023

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It's time to take your own wellbeing (and the wellbeing of your team) seriously. This Online Virtual Retreat is about restoring your health, boosting your wellbeing and embarking on a happy healthy lifestyle that will have you not only surviving but thriving each term!

If you are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired at the end of each term, this virtual retreat is for you...  

Set yourself up for an amazing year with tips, tools & techniques for your Health, Vitality & Wellbeing and to be the best version of you - all year... 


The Featured Speakers (Live)

Christine Walter

Imposter No More!!!

Tony Ryan

Teaching Superpowers

Amy Scott

Communicate to Connect

Rose Loundsbury

How a "Less is More" Approach Will Calm Your Classroom... And Your Life! 

Rowie Szeszeran-McEvoy

How to "JUMP" out of bed with Energy, Enthusiasm and Excitement!

Suzanne Henwood and Sarah Carruthers

Creating an Ultimate Gratitude Practice: Rewiring the brain to enhance life and work

Linda Oliver


Give Yourself an Energy Tune-Up!

Carrie Brightwell

Gain Stress Relief, Mental Revitalisation & Physical Rejuvination Using Mandalas and Nature

Hana Zawodny

Get off Burnout Island

Mel Kettle

Fully connected – self-leadership starts with YOU

Megan Gallagher

Topic Coming

Karen Tui Boyes

Practical self-care strategies to master your day

The Bonus Speakers

(pre-recorded and available after the LIVE event)

Steffi August

Rebuilding your Mindset

Laurel Makowem

Financial Health

Mick Walsh

Your relationship with yourself

Monica Moore

You cannot be what you cannot see - how to find and hold your space

Jo McIntyre-Brown

Nutrition for energy and vitality

Heather White

The 7 Types of Rest

The 2023 Happy Healthy Teachers Matter Virtual Retreat is hosted by Spectrum Education, 

Karen Tui Boyes & Megan Gallagher

The team at Spectrum Education has literally changed the lives of thousands of teachers across the world by giving teachers simple ideas that have had a massive impact on their professional & personal lives…

It’s all about giving you the keys to unlock the goldmine of potential in yourself and your classroom and give you practical strategies you can implement the very next day…


We have created this event to ensure you have the up to date knowledge and skills, from some of the best educators around the world, to ensure you can not only survive, but thrive…


Karen Tui Boyes is a champion for LifeLong Learning. Multi-award winning educator & speaker, Karen is an expert in effective teaching and learning, study skills, motivation and positive thinking. Karen is an author of 10 books and the creator of the Teachers Matter Magazine, Teachers Matter Conference, Study Smart Workshops, Study Smart Board Game and the Habits of Mind Bootcamp. She is also CEO of Spectrum Education, and the Affiliate Director of the Institute for the Habits of Mind. She is the wife of one and mother of two.

Karen was recently named the GIFEW Evolutionary Woman of the Year 2022.

Megan Gallagher is a New Zealand teacher and is a self-confessed neuro-nerd who is passionate about using neuroscience to inform practise and support learners to be their best selves. Teacher wellbeing is a topic close to her heart and was the topic of her dissertation for her Masters Degree.

Megan is a regular writer about teacher effectiveness and wellbeing as well as an international and national conference & online summit speaker. 

She enjoys reading and spending time with her family and fur-kids. 



Your ticket gives you LIVE Access to ALL Speakers in real time so you can ask questions and interact fully. The presenters will be guiding us through activations, exercises, activities, activations, visualisations and more! This is NOT just a sit and listen/watch event - this is a virtual retreat where you experience the learning like being at an in person event.


Faciliated by Karen & Megan - you will have MORE FUN THAN IS ALLOWED!!! PLUS we have LIVE prize draws and dance parties!


We have purposely kept the number of speakers lower than our other events so you can dive deeper and interact. Day 3 you are invited to participate in the LIVE Create The Life of Your Dreams online 3 hour workshop with Karen & Meg. 


The following week, you will recieve a copy of the REPLAY to watch...


The School ticket* (suitable for 4+ people) gives you the ability to share with ALL teachers in your school, use the videos for PLD sessions and for team trainings within your school.

* enrolment is via our online shopping cart which requires a credit card or PAYPAL - OR Schools may be invoiced directly and pay by direct credit (payable before the cut off dates). Please email [email protected] for the invoice option.


Kickstart 2023... 

Join the speakers as they reveal their expert insights to help you thrive in 2023.

Get your ticket today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Happy Healthy Teachers Matter Virtual Retreat?

It is totally online – watch from the comfort of your home, office or classroom. Create watch parties and get together online or in person to share the aha’s, learnings and your action plan.

When is the Happy Healthy Teachers Matter Virtual Retreat??

Thursday 19th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st January 2023 NZ TIME ZONE

Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th January 2023 USA TIME ZONES

How does it work?

Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email to confirm your place. On the day of the Virtual Retreat you will be emailed with the links for the access to the Zoom platform.

When does each day start?

The Virtual Retreat is LIVE - check out the time zones below...


  • New Zealand  Days 1 & 2: 10am - 4pm Day 3: 10am -1pm
  • Sydney/Melb  Days 1 & 2:   8am - 2pm Day 3:  8am -11am
  • Perth              Days 1 & 2:   5am - 1pm Day 3:  5am -8am
  • New York        Days 1 & 2:  4pm -10pm Day 3: 4pm -7pm THE DAY BEFORE
  • Los Angeles    Days 1 & 2:  1pm - 7pm Day 3:  1pm - 4pm THE DAY BEFORE

What if I want to watch the videos after the 24 hours?

You can! It is part of your ticket! Access to ALL speaker videos ( plus the bonus videos)will be given the following week.  This will give you the ability to save the videos and free bonuses from the presenters as well as give you access to the three hour Vision & Planning Session from Day 3.

What if I want to share the videos with my team?

To share with your team, please purchase the School 4+ people deal and you have permission to share will all teachers from your school.

Can I use these videos for staff/faculty or team meetings?

Whilst we cannot stop you from sharing your access to this event with your team, we would like you to value the time and effort our team has put into this event. Please purchase the School 4+ people deal and you can share the videos over the year with your team - guilt free!

Is there a HELP line for more questions?

Yes! The Spectrum Team are available to answer your questions during office hours and over the retreat days. Please email [email protected] for help.

I didn't get a confirmation email...

Please check your spam, junk or promotions filters or ask your IT provider to ensure our email address is 'white listed' for future emails. Please email [email protected] for help.



All participants will receive a copy of the 

Teachers Matter Magazine (pdf) as part of

your registration... FREE!