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Teachers Matter Book Club


The Teachers Matter BookClub for your professional reading and learning...

We are gearing up for book three for 2021! Starting in mid August.

Join our community of educators exploring texts and themes around teaching and learning, both philosophically and practically.

Great for individuals to dig deeper into your reading or for whole staff development. Many beginning, relieving and returning teachers find this useful to build up their professional reading in achievable chunks.

Lead by Megan Gallagher, she is a New Zealand teacher and is a self-confessed neuro-nerd who is passionate about using neuroscience to inform practice and support learners to be their best selves.

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.

***The Teachers Matter Book Club guided sessions are on hosted weekly on a private Facebook Page.



New Zealand                    8-9pm
Melb/Sydney                   6-7pm
Adelaide                            5.30-6.30pm
Queensland                      5-6pm
Western Australia           3-4pm
United Arab Emirates    11-12 noon
South Africa                      9-10am
United Kingdom               7-8am


The third book for 2021 is:

The Gifts Of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Here is the synopsis:

Through this self-help classic we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world and helping us to believe we are worthy of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brene Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an "imperfect" life and embracing living authentically.

Reading one chapter a week, alongside the reading guide and an online FB discussion means it is achievable within your busy week. Plus the discussions serve to deepen your knowledge as you share ideas, thoughts and actions with like-minded teachers.

Join for the third book

$97 one book
  • Join us for the one book only (book included)
  • Weekly reading guide with questions, summaries and ideas to explore
  • Dedicated Facebook Page for weekly LIVE discussions, ideas, questions and sharing
  • Links to videos and relevant articles

Books covered in 2019 included:

  • The Next Generation - Tony Ryan
  • 12 Brain Rules - Dr John Medina
  • Disobedient Teaching - Welby Ings

Books completed in 2020

  • The Whole Brain Child - Daniel J Siegel, MD., and Tina Payne Bryson
  • Cultures of Thinking - Ron Ritchhard
  • Rising Strong - Brene Brown
  • Students at the Centre - Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda

Books read in 2021

  • Raising a Mentally Fit Generation - Kari Sutton
  • Disruptive, Stubborn, Out of Control? by Bo Hejlskov Elven