Join me, let's have a wine or a whine!
Teacher, Podcaster, Editor, Creator.
Welcome. My name is Ceri Sandford and I am the passionate teacher/creator behind the Instagram account @ourcreativeclassroom. My virtual staffroom is filled with teachers who value collaboration over competition and who are always willing to show genuine support to each other. We share a balanced perspective on the realities of teaching - the good, the bad and the tiring. If this sounds like you, then you're probably a heart-on-your-sleeve marigold teacher. We would love for you to come join us in the Wine with Teacher Wellbeing Club.
For the past five years I have travelled around Australia to meet with teachers from South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory Queensland, and Western Australia. My next destination is Tasmania. I want to meet YOU, the teacher reading this screen!! I want to learn more about your story, your journey into teaching, and your unique experiences. We all have a path that we walked before making the golden decision to be a teacher... It is these individual moments that make us who we are as teachers. My Wine with Teacher™ podcast, magazine, and club are shining a spotlight on this profession and shouting "YOU MATTER!". The world needs more praise, celebration, and commendation for teachers.
We educate, love and guide our students on their individual learning journeys.
We push to inspire, engage and uplift our students.
We work hard to make a real difference and that deserves a raised wine glass in my books! Cheers!!
"Reading the Wine with Teacher magazine is like sitting down with supportive colleagues and talking about more than the curriculum. The opinion pieces make me think about other perspectives and challenge me to wonder what I would write about. The first issue was full of potential, truth and reality."
"Ceri you have outdone yourself again! Wine with Teacher Magazine is a truly inspiring and real magazine for anyone in education. The articles are honest and fun - I felt like I was sitting down with an old friend while reading it.”
“Reading Wine with Teacher is like sitting down with a mate after a long week having a wine and a yarn. It brings teachers from all around the world together to celebrate and talk about something they are passionate about.”
The Podcast Pack resource was fantastic to get my kids started in their learning about podcasts before learning how to create their own. It is such a detailed resource that is of an extremely high quality. I have already planned how to use it again in my classroom next year!
The Post-It Anchor Chart was such a great activity to help set up classroom and behaviour expectations. The students were engaged and it allowed me to learn about my new class of students, particularly those I haven't taught before. This will be an activity that I will reuse again and again. I would definitely recommend to others!
This Book Battle resource provided my students with fantastic support to analyse, summarise and compare different texts. The increase in enthusiasm towards daily reading is astounding. There's nothing like using our student's competitive spirit to encourage a love of literacy! Great job Ceri, thank you!
Thank you for this brilliant resource Ceri! I can't wait to use it with my gorgeous year 1 class, they're going to love it! And thank you for all the research and evidence in this document, my school is very evidence-based so it is a winner for us!