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Getting started as a Teacher Blogger

I never meant to be a blogger. The vision for Schoolwell was for it to be a directory of school wellbeing. Once it began however, it was obvious that to get traffic you have to get new content. All the time. So, I began blogging myself and as well as begging and borrowing blog posts […]

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Slow Teaching by Jamie Thom

Ever feel like you’re rushing headlong through your working day? Constantly compromising? Marking into the early hours?  In his new book Jamie Thom  @teachgratitude1 argues that we can all achieve more by doing less. Drawing on popular psychology and the latest educational thinking, he sets out a manifesto for an altogether more considered approach to […]

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Workload Research from the DFE

A huge pile of workload documents have been uploaded to the DFE website this morning. There are some great case studies on the site but they have all just been labelled  “Reducing Teacher Workload”, making it timeconsuming to navigate, especially if you are looking for a specific area. The table below lists the foci of the research. […]

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Half Term Gifs

Grade your #wellbeing for the last half term. Reply with an illustrative gif (optional). Pls RT for a greater sample and more funny gifs. 😂 — Sam at Schoolwell (@samschoolstuff) February 10, 2018 I asked people to grade their wellbeing and respond with an illustrative gif. And they did. If you need support, remember that […]

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Stuff! Holding on and Letting go!

A guest post by  @KDWScience Yesterday my small upright freezer finally gave up the ghost. It’s been a loyal servant, first serving my parents well, then being gratefully handed down to my family when they upgraded to the super deluxe version of a chest freezer. The seal has gone, the door won’t close properly and […]

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Stress and Resilience Training Giveaway with Teachminded

We have partnered with Teachminded to giveaway their acclaimed ‘Stress & Resilience’ online training course for ten staff worth £99. Learn how to reduce stress and increase resilience in the comfort of your own home, at work or indeed anywhere with a decent internet connection. Visit their site and click the button to enter! View the terms and conditions […]