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Make Meetings Quicker, Efficient And More Effective

A guest post from @htcoaching. Meetings can be essential and productive, while often being unnecessary and a waste of time. There are a few ways to ensure that they are the former as much of the time as possible. Firstly, recognise that the time allowed for them is not always appropriate. It’s usually too long. Meeting times tend […]

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Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

A Guest Post by @LoveBeingMeUK I’m guessing that most of you have a fairly good idea of where you are on the introvert- extrovert spectrum. If you’re an extrovert, you get your energy from being with people, you come away from large gatherings energised and alive. You love noise and bustle, and you’re not keen on […]

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My Top 5 wellbeing investments

These are my top 5 wellbeing investments. What about yours? Tweet them using the hashtag #wbtop5. 1 – Jasper I am not advocating dogs for all staff as a stress relief measure. That would be irresponsible. So, accepting that pet ownership is a huge commitment and not everyone’s cup of tea, let’s agree to let my […]

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Promoting wellbeing through building conversations!

A guest post from @Edu_Wellbeing Why talk about wellbeing? Wellbeing is something that is relevant to everyone. Everyone has emotions that can make or break. When working in the Children and Young People Workforce, professionals have to be mindful of their own wellbeing, their colleagues and that of the people they are supporting – the children. […]

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Don’t bury your head in the sand… (or what the military can teach us about mental health).

 A guest post by @MrGPrimary    Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you feel threatened, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which rouse the body for emergency action. Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, […]

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How to mark in lesson time

A guest post by @teacherworkload One of my resolutions for last year was to permanently have a green pen (we mark in green) in my hand during my lessons (or pen dipping as our English team call it). This means I can go around students and get them to correct spellings, punctuation and capital letters right […]

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Launching #familyMH5aday campaign

A guest post by @cerasmusteach Unless you tackle all 4 aspects simultaneously there will always be a ‘weak link’ which will prevent you from fully embedding your program. Many schools have created a MHWB advice list of what the parents should or should not be letting the CHILDREN do All very relevant. But what about the […]