Join us for May’s AT professional development workshops

Thank you for continuing to share your positive feedback on NZTC’s AT PD workshops. We appreciate learning and understanding how these workshops are supporting you in your role as an Associate Teacher.

NZTC is pleased to offer further opportunities in May to explore useful and relevant topics. Alternating between our ‘Mentoring and your Wellbeing’ and ‘Supporting Reflection on Practice’ topics, workshops will be held weekly throughout the month at 7pm via ZOOM.

ECE and AT Support Lecturers, Chelsea and Amy, will be on hand to lead collaborative discussions with ATs from around the country. We hope you can join us for a session!

Mentoring and your wellbeing will explore the complex role of an early childhood professional which requires a focus on physical and mental health. The workshop has been developed to support our ATs in their role as mentors and role models for students by exploring aspects of professional wellbeing. Discussions throughout will provide strategies for recognising and maintaining your wellbeing while working in partnership with your student to foster theirs in practice.


• Unpack the importance of personal and professional wellbeing in mentoring.
• Explore how different elements and dimensions including Te Whare Tapa Whā inform your mentoring partnership.
• Discuss strategies for promoting self-care and professional boundaries within the mentoring partnership.
• Highlight support at NZTC.

Supporting reflection on practice focuses on reflective practice as a main component for ongoing growth and development. The workshop will support you as an AT to support and empower student teachers to recognise and develop these skills for deeper reflection. With strategies and tools to take away, you will be left with practical examples for refining your own and your students’ reflective practice.


• Recap reflective practice, critical thinking, assumptions and identity and the implementation in and influence of these in practice.
• Support AT’s in mentoring the development of reflective practice.
• Strategies and tools for supporting student teachers in developing ‘deeper’ reflection ‘in practice’.

Click HERE to view the AT PD event calendar.

All ATs will receive an email inviting them to register for upcoming workshops. Please email with the date and corresponding topic you would like to register for.