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Perspective – what you see, depends on how you look

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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!

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 […]

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TeachwellFest – Early bird Tickets on sale now!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Early bird tickets have gone on sale for TeachWellFest 2018! Click the picture to find out more and grab your ticket! Confirmed speakers include; Sam Collins @samschoolstuff  Georgia Holleran @TeachersMHaW  Dr Emma Kell @thosethatcan Vic Goddard @vicgoddard  Professor Jonathan Glazzard @j_glazzard Andrew Cowley @andrew_cowley23   With more to be announced soon…

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Slow Teaching by Jamie Thom

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ever feel like you’re rushing headlong through your working day? Constantly compromising? Marking into the early hours?  In his new book Jamie Thom  @teachgratitude1 argues that we can all achieve more by doing less. Drawing on popular psychology and the latest educational thinking, he sets out a manifesto for an altogether more considered approach to […]

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Workload Research from the DFE

Reading Time: < 1 minute A huge pile of workload documents have been uploaded to the DFE website this morning. There are some great case studies on the site but they have all just been labelled  “Reducing Teacher Workload”, making it timeconsuming to navigate, especially if you are looking for a specific area. The table below lists the foci of the research. […]