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Do Less DISCIPLINING Better

A guest post from @the9to5teacher.   Having recently had the annual ‘settling in’ parent meeting, I was slightly surprised with how many parents asked about ‘does my child disturb the class? / Are they well behaved? / Do they chat too much?’ as the meetings were rounding off. All of which I replied with, “Absolutely not; that […]

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How to reduce stress through good communication

A guest blog by Karen Dempster, Co-Founder of Fit2Communicate. Fit2Communicate comprises Justin Robbins and Karen Dempster who are communication professionals, Fellows of the Institute of Internal Communication, and parents of school aged children. They founded Fit2Communicate in 2014 to raise the standard of communication in all schools by harnessing the power of communication between the […]

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Making the Most of Email

A guest post from Dr Rodger Caseby. Email is meant to ease communication but all too often it can become an insurmountable mountain as out inboxes fill up faster than we can empty them. A couple of years ago, I came across a method for dealing with email designed by Kevin Kruse (ww.kevinkruse.com). He had […]

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It is never too late to be what you might have been

A guest post by @LEAGarner_ “Today is the day, the day I’m going to make everything right”.  Of course, I didn’t say this, but these were the words I wanted to say. In fact, I wanted to climb on top of my desk and shout them out loud. But I didn’t. I just listened intently to the tapping […]

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Perspective – what you see, depends on how you look

A guest post by  @AdrianBethune ‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so’, once wrote Shakespeare. He’d clearly never taught PE during his NQT year, to a bunch of Year 2s, during an observation, where two children had to be carted off with head injuries (true story). That was completely and […]

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Win the Ultimate #BacktoSchool #Wellbeing Package!

We have partnered with @BloomsburyEd and @fit2teachapp to offer an amazing prize; The Ulitmate Back to School Wellbeing Package! The prize consists of; Wellbeing CPD collection from @BloomsburyEd; 100 Ideas for Primary Schools – Mindfulness by @Ed_Tmprince Live Well Teach Well by  @abbiemann1982 How to Survive in Teaching by  @thosethatcan Leading from the Edge by @jameshilton300    A Whole School @fit2teachapp 2.0 system, this includes […]

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Workload Reduction Strategy Downloads

Workload Reduction Strategy Download our Workload Reduction Strategy as a PowerPoint slide, PDF or JPEG. Many thanks to @AdrianBethune for the design. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which means that You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the […]

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Live Well, Teach Well by Abigail Mann – Review

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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‘Invest in the best! People are our priority and from this investment great things will happen.’

A case study by @JoMcShaneEdu from The Little Book of Flourishing Schools. Catherine Skinn, Principal, Kingfisher Primary, Doncaster https://www.astrea-kingfisher.org/ Contact: principal@astrea-kingfisher.org  In a time where teaching is more challenging than it has ever been with greater and greater expectations placed on teachers, a school MUST invest in teachers as professionals to enable them to be more than […]