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6 Ways to promote staff well-being in your school using technology

 A guest post by @FaridGasim, founder of @Edarabia. School culture is constantly reviewed as part of the efforts to promote physical, mental, and holistic fitness of the staff and students. Schools continuously strive to improve student and staff wellness by developing an effective school culture to support this aim. The factors considered for wellbeing include culture, values, thinking, […]

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Why Schools Must Embrace Flexible Working

Flexible working in schools has been a hot topic this week, and rightly so. Recent analysis by the NFER recommended that “The Government and stakeholders in the secondary sector need to look urgently at identifying ways that accommodate more and better part-time working in secondary schools. Further research with secondary schools which successfully offer greater […]

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Wellbeing: different things for different people

  A guest post by  @maternityCPD. The MaternityTeacher PaternityTeacher Project, which inspires, empowers and connects teachers choosing to complete CPD whilst on parental leave, throws up immediate questions about teacher wellbeing. Both teaching and parenting any age of child – but especially newborns – can involve significant periods of stress and are associated with other […]

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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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New School Year Resolutions

A guest post by @BrynShenkin Many of us set new year resolutions in January, but those of us who work in schools have another opportunity to set goals: the start of a new school year. This year I’ve got various career-orientated goals, but what I want to talk about here are my wellbeing targets. This concept […]

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Workload: A Reality Check. The Definition of Reasonable and You Deserve a Life!

September 10, 2017 theprovokedpedagogue A guest post by @Provokedpedagog Reasonable definition There are some common responses I get when suggesting measures to reduce workload either in real life or in the twittersphere , it seems teachers are hell bent on sself-destructionvia unrealistic expectations of what is achievable in the constraints of finite time.  The following list […]

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Back to School Bingo

This is just a bit of fun. If you are worried about going back to school,  Education Support Partnership provide free support 24/7. https://www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk/  Download as a PDF  Share this

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The Stress Threshold – Maintaining a balance

A guest post by @chizkent There is no doubt that teaching is a high-pressured profession; whether you are an NQT, experienced teacher, school leader or work in the school office.  Learning to recognise the level of pressure in ourselves, work colleagues, students and parents is invaluable if we are to maintain positive mental health and relationships. […]