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Book Review: Love Teaching, Keep Teaching by Peter Radford

Reading Time: 2 minutes Love Teaching, Keep Teaching The Essential Guide to Improving Wellbeing at All Levels in Schools In Love Teaching, Keep Teaching, Peter Radford challenges teachers and leaders to begin with the end in mind and that is exactly what he does: ‘Teaching is the best job in the world!’ This book really encourages the reader to […]

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Primary School Christmas Bingo 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Updated for 2020, our Primary School Christmas Bingo is a bit of fun for the festive season. The serious message behind it is that Education Support are there for all education staff in the UK, every day of the year. Visit their website, or call 08000 562561.  Click the image to download, or make this […]

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Book Review: Stop Talking About Wellbeing by Kat Howard

Reading Time: 3 minutes Stop Talking about Wellbeing: A Pragmatic Approach to Teacher Workload by Kat Howard. Published by John Catt Educational Ltd English teacher, Assistant Principal and LitDrive founder Kat Howard has entered the field of teacher wellbeing books with this provocatively titled work aimed at teachers at all stages of their careers. Unusually, the book opens with […]

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Empowering teachers: terrifying for some, amazing for others.

Reading Time: 6 minutes ‘I find this terrifying. We don’t want them too empowered; they’ll all leave!’ – A Secondary Head Teacher in response to the Teacher Empowerment Event. “After attending The Teacher Empowerment event a couple of weeks ago, and realising that alternatives exist, I started looking/applying for jobs. After putting myself “out there”, I was contacted by […]

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In praise of…Teaching!

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post from Jon of @EVCWeb. Whilst writing the last few blogs I have tried to, and probably failed to convey the condition of modern teaching as I see it. That can often be somewhat doom-ridden with daily reports of crisis, recruitment deficits, and a general atmosphere of malaise. This is not helped by […]

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Passion, Pasties, Poldark

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s a chilly cornish Saturday morning. I’m fresh from a glorious train ride through stunning, if somewhat drizly, countryside. I’m standing in front of a pub, preparing to go in and talk to a group of educators about looking after their wellbeing. Including managing your working hours. The irony is not lost on me. Later […]

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Seasons Greetings

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Our Christmas message this year is in support of @EdSupportUK and designed by the talented @AndyKnillArt. Find out more about the work of Education Support Partnership Visit Andy’s website.

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Live Well, Teach Well by Abigail Mann – Review

Reading Time: 2 minutes Live Well, Teach Well sets out its stall on the cover with the tagline “A practical approach to wellbeing that works”. In her introduction, Abbie describes the book as “a ‘pick-up-and-look’ resource for when you need it most.” This is not a book to be read cover to cover, nor does it draw heavily on research; […]

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3 Wellness Questions Answered by Georgia Holleran

Reading Time: < 1 minute     With the inaugural TeachWellFest bursting onto the eduwellbeing scene (yes, I did just make that word up) on the 30th of June, we asked founder Georgia Holleran (@TeachersMHaW) these three questions –  What’s your; Best wellbeing decision? Only ever work part time on other people’s projects and full time on my own. Top wellbeing strategy? […]