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It’s time we talked… Mental Health

A guest post by @MissBartlettRQT  THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG ONE, SO MAKE YOURSELF COMFY… This is such a taboo subject generally, but in the past few years its become more and more acceptable to talk about it. Mental health. Automatically, one goes straight to depression and, while this is a huge proportion of mental health issues, […]

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Mark. Plan. Teach. by Ross Morrison McGill

Who is Ross Morrison McGill? You might know him better as @TeacherToolkit, The Most Followed Teacher on Twitter/No 1 Education Blog in the UK/Top-50 #EdTech Brands Worldwide. In Real Life, he is an author (this is his third book for Bloomsbury) and a senior leader “with over twenty years of teaching and school leadership experience in some […]

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Saying Goodbye

  A guest post by @dutaut. I never got to say it. It was three Christmases ago. I was cooking the family Christmas meal. I love cooking. I’d spent two days on the prep. It was going to be a gourmet affair for the whole family. As it turned out, I cocked up the starter, a […]

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The trouble with soup

A guest post from QuietHT If you are hoping for an upbeat post about soup, or maybe a funny tale of how I was making my own delicious butternut and something soup and forgot to put the lid on the blender, then step away from today’s blog.  Firstly, I am a full time working parent […]

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Breakdown, reach out, recover.

A guest post by @MrsHumanities   Last year, on return to work after the Easter break I had a breakdown. Anxiety hit as I walked into my classroom the morning after the Easter break. Anxiety that was so crippling I immediately left my classroom with no words to convey how I felt.     A member of […]

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Work, Work, Work? What about your Wellbeing?

A review of the new book from @stress_freeuk Work, Work, Work? What about your Wellbeing? By Stress Free Teacher It seems that barely a week passes at the moment without another new statistic about teacher wellbeing. Whether it’s that 68% say that their job prevents them from giving adequate time to their partner (NASUWT) , or […]

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Mental health and teaching

A guest post from mummy teacher blog I want to make it clear that before I became a teacher I was thoroughly vetted and checked for any mental health issues that would affect my role. I insisted on this personally. I saw psychologists and doctors, opened up my medical records, filled in numerous questionnaires and […]

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A day in the life of a helpline counsellor

A guest post by @EdSupportUK My name is Anna*, and I’ve been a helpline counsellor at Education Support Partnership for over four years*. As we gear up for a busy January, I wanted to tell you more about the help we provide to the education staff who contact us in distress on a daily basis. We […]