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Hopeful Schools by Mary Myatt

After a hectic week, what a treat to spend Sunday afternoon in the company of the new book from Mary Myatt; Hopeful Schools, building humane communities. Mary’s point of view is unapologetically optimistic, but is it is definitely not a rose-tinted ideal. She argues for the development of realistic and positive hope in schools.  Using […]

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Bully!

A guest post by @mfeildorf I’ve been bullied twice in my life – both in school – once as a young teenager bullied by boys in my year, and once as an adult by my Head of Department in an outstanding secondary school. The saying goes that what doesn’t break you makes you stronger, so I […]

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Tell me why I love Fridays

A guest post by @Xris32 I don’t always write about it often, but I am a Head of Department and every so often I feel the need to share something that has worked for us. Last year, I was really concerned about work load. A new GCSE brought new problems and new issues. I remember my […]

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How we promote wellbeing in my school.

A guest post by @chrisdysonHT This post was originally published at stressfreeteacher.com (@stress_freeuk) and is reproduced here by kind permission of the author.  The biggest resource and the biggest impact on success in any school is the teachers and the TA’s. So wellbeing of this vital resource is paramount to a schools success. True you can be […]

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Exclusive Interview with @thatboycanteach

We caught up with prominent wellbeing blogger @thatboycanteach for a chat about wellbeing, workload and the power of a great hashtag! You have written quite a lot about wellbeing, and even been published in the TES on the subject. What triggered your interest in wellbeing and workload? My interest in wellbeing was piqued by the rise in online […]

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The impossible dream

A guest post by @MrKS1Teacher  This week I tried something so astonishing that most would find it seemingly impossible. As a primary teacher of five years experience, I aspired to wrestle back control of my work-life balance in the most radical of ways. In a moment of madness I made a wild presumption that my […]

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Brave or Stupid? Abandoning email

A guest post by @familysimpson There are plenty of articles out there about email productivity, labelling, filtering. Colour stars abound. Branching labels grow unchecked. I won’t link to them here. My workflow – for years – has almost always been manually controlled: Interesting / useful email message? Forward to Evernote for archiving and tagging. An action […]

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Exclusive Interview with Mary Myatt

  Mary Myatt advises, writes and trains. She supports schools to think imaginatively about learners’ progress and is also the author of  High Challenge, Low Threat. We recently caught up with her to talk about wellbeing in schools.     Wellbeing seems to be high up on the agenda at the moment, with quite a […]

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The Chronicles of Wellbeing: The Prologue…

A guest post by @sunshoweradvise The school staffroom culture is a very different one.  Half the time I believe only those that work in education really truly understand the goings on between the walls of a school and how staff function daily.  It’s not the 9 ‘til 3 job, with weeks’ worth of holidays that most […]