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What if your working hours really ARE killing you?

I couldn’t help but notice this piece in the Guardian this week.       “Now it seems that clocking up more than 55 hours a week means a 40% higher chance of developing an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF), when compared to those with a better work-life balance.” Turns out that AF, which […]

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Teaching Assistants Under Pressure

A guest post by @Ravalier  I’m of the firm opinion that the role played by Teacher Assistants (TAs) in this country is integral to the learning and positive outcomes for children and young people. In fact my 6 year old daughter’s class TA provides her the individual support and confidence she needs. However, TAs are under-represented […]

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5 ways not to improve teacher wellbeing

A guest post by @AHallEdu Teacher wellbeing is sweeping the education landscape with great cooking bake-offs, deep tissue massage sessions and staff sporting events. To be honest I see nothing against these as I don’t mind a massage and I will never pass over food. However, I do find issue that these examples are becoming seen […]

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One Oil Barrel At A Time

A guest post by @htcoaching. Sometimes a task is so large and daunting that you feel like you need a run up before you begin to tackle it. You pause before you start your run up and take a handful of deep breaths. Too often that pause lasts longer than it should. You take your time, […]

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Define “work”

I’m a big fan of the fit2teach app and posts from the fit2teach staffroom turn up pretty regularly in my fb feed. I’ve seen a few along the lines of “I answered an email this evening, does that count as “work” or not?” It’s got me thinking – what do you define as actual “work”? Some activities are […]

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Good Habits – Do You Have Them?

A guest post from @lilliputplay I recently read the research that has been published about diet drinks increasing the risk of strokes, heart disease etc. Then a few hours later on Instagram a fitness fanatic (as he refers to himself) announces that based on the research he wasn’t going to drink them anymore! UMMMMM I wondered – […]

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Good Is The Enemy Of The Best

            A guest post by @htcoaching What’s The Opposite Of Good? Workload is a huge issue. There are lots of different strategies you can employ to help you get through your workload more effectively, more quickly and with less stress. Nothing is more effective, however, than not actually agreeing to work […]

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Finding a new kind of perfect

A guest post by Alex Bell of @EdSupportUK Perfectionism (see also meticulousness, conscientiousness, rigorousness) I remember seeing an early Jennifer Saunders sketch where she plays a hostess so determined to lay on the perfect dinner party that in the process of rushing between elaborate cooking in the kitchen and checking the layout of nibbles in the […]