Anna Lise Gordon explores how the resilience of an MFL teaching team is challenged and eroded, but also sustained and nurtured. Gordon also discusses how the resilience of new entrants to the teaching profession can be supported. Anna Lise Gordon is currently the Director of the Institute of Education at St Mary’s University. Anna Lise was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in 2012 and is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Anna Lise was a joint winner of the St Henry Walpole Prize for Teaching and Learning, awarded by St Mary’s, in December 2009 for an innovative approach to cross-curricular learning with PGCE students, and again in 2013 for an initiative to nurture resilience of students across a range of academic programmes.