Ep 114: The Grad Guide & Elevating Emotional Intelligence

How can we support our graduate and early career teachers?

In this episode of The School of Wellbeing, Meg chats with Emma Gentle, a teacher, mentor, and founder of The Grad Guide about the challenges faced by graduate and early career teachers, emphasising the importance of emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and the need for a proper induction process in schools.

They also explore the impact of social media on new teachers and how it can be effectively used for professional development. This podcast provides valuable insights that will help you to better support the graduate and early career teachers you work with.

Listen now and get ready to gain valuable insights into navigating the complex teaching landscape in today’s world!

In this conversation we discuss

▫️ Why we need to invest time and energy into our early career teachers

▫️ The most common issues early career teachers are facing

▫️ How to bring out the best in our early career teachers.

▫️ And so much more

You can quote us on that…

“Graduate teachers want to become really effective teachers”.

Emma Gentle

“I don’t think that we are preparing new teachers or new staff enough when they are entering our schools”.

Emma Gentle


Emma Gentle – Website | LinkedIn | Instagram

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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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