The Surviving and Thriving founder is Nadine King. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies (Deakin University) and a Masters of Primary Teaching (Charles Sturt University). She is an experienced teacher of primary aged children, having taught all year levels, including specialist. Nadine has also been employed as a relief teacher and integration aide.
In 2014 Nadine wrote The Essential Teacher’s Guide whilst on Leave Without Pay from her full time teaching position. In 2015 she returned to the classroom three days a week and works on the Surviving and Thriving business on the other days! She is also coordinator of an after school Learning Club for E.A.L. students and on a grant writing committee.
If you want to learn more about Nadine’s background and experience, you can read all in The Essential Teacher’s Guide!
I found the content of the chapters that I read helpful and informative. Nadine’s writing style is easy to engage with and I found myself imagining that the book would be a great 'go-to' book if needing the advice of an experienced professional.
Stephanie CummingsFourth year Undergraduate student
Nadine's advice comes from years of working as a practitioner and the noble intentions of nurturing new teachers who want to join the teaching profession. The chapter on Poo, Wee & Vomit is a hilarious account of what to expect in the classroom when working with young children.
Paul OehlmannFirst year Graduate teacher
The chapter on "Partnering Positively with Parents" was a great read for someone in my position. It covers almost everything you need to know about dealing with parents and creating positive relationships with the parents of students. There is a section of pros and cons of different communication methods, which ...
Tisha GuiaoSecond year Graduate teacher
Nadine has managed to clearly articulate so many home truths in an easy to read and navigate format.
Sally FirestoneThird year Graduate teacher
Nadine manages to clearly articulate so many home truths in an easy to read and navigate format.