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Placing Mindfulness at the Core of School Life at Aureus School, Oxfordshire

Reading Time: 4 minutes A case study by @JoMcShaneEdu from The Little Book of Flourishing Schools Julie Hunter, Deputy Headteacher: Culture and Wellbeing @MsHMFL  www.aureusschool.org ‘Happy children learn. A school which is truly flourishing will have wellbeing for all top of their agenda every day.’ Julie Hunter  Background to the school culture: Aureus School is a brand new, state of the […]

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100 Ideas for Primary Teachers – Mindfulness in the Classroom

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Review of 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers – Mindfulness in the Classroom by Tammie Prince, published by Bloomsbury Education. Mindfulness is a hot topic in education at the moment, and it is one that in people’s minds is often bound up with wellbeing. (I seriously considered using the tagline “Wellbeing: It’s not just mindfulness” […]

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Stress and the Newish Year… half term reflections …

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post by @lisafathersAFL And breathe… made it to half term! It is February, we are now a few weeks away from our well-intended New Year’s resolutions- but how many of them are here to stay? How many of us so desperately needed half term to arrive? How many of us have actually been unwell […]

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Exclusive Interview with Stress Free Teacher – @stress_freeuk

Reading Time: 8 minutes   stressfreeteacher.com is a very popular and influential blog, promoting the wellbeing of teachers and offering advice and support. We are delighted to publish this interview with its author, The Stress Free Teacher. You are very frank on your blog about our own experiences with stress, why do you think so many teachers suffer from these kinds […]

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Wellbeing begins with you

Reading Time: 3 minutes A Guest Post by @coachingconnect The other day I was on the Tube in the rush hour. It felt uncomfortable and strange. Just 6 hours earlier I had been walking my dog across the open expanse of Dartmoor listening to skylarks and breathing in the air. Now, after arriving in London, I was squashed amongst hundreds […]

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge

Reading Time: 2 minutes Developing Mindfulness One Day At a Time A Guest Post by @Ed_Tmprince The key to mindfulness is acceptance. Letting go of things we can’t control and not whining, whinging, moaning, complaining or dwelling on upsets in our lives. Choosing not to waste energy getting stressed and upset with the reality of life. Not allowing those things […]

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Are you taking steps to avoid burnout?

Reading Time: 3 minutes A Guest Post by @Hannahmazz. In a sector devoted to giving to others, burnout is commonplace. The best way to manage it is to identify the symptoms and focus on tools and techniques that enable you to work sustainably. What burnout looks like I haven’t been a teacher, but I have worked in a supportive and […]

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Why All Staff In Schools Should Be Practising Mindfulness

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Guest Post by @sharonpage12hm Mindfulness is a very simple way of seeing things in the present and focussing on the moment. Through mindfulness, you achieve calm and mental wellness. Benefits of Mindfulness * Encourages a calmer outlook and a clearer mind * Improves mood and feelings * Improves breathing and relaxation * Improves Physical and […]