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What Do You and Your Students Need?

A Guest Post by Julie Leoni @LoveBeingMeUK     How often do you stop to ask yourself what you need?  I’m guessing that you spend so much of your time making sure that everyone else gets what they need that you sometimes forget about yourself.  That stops here! Many of you will be aware of Maslow’s […]

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Programming your Mind for Success

A Guest Post by @PosTeacherNet Whether you are looking to stick to a goal you have set yourself to do with fitness or you hope that a conversation with a colleague will go a certain way, having a way to increase your chances of success is invaluable. Programming your mind for success is about embracing […]

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3 is the magic number

A Guest Post by @danieleglin You are not in this for the money. Teaching is the greatest vocation and an intensely human experience and should be fun, rewarding and life affirming for all involved, pupils AND teachers. Yet, I do not understand why we make it so difficult for our colleagues and ourselves. Let’s face it; […]

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Dear all…

A Guest Post by @BrynShenkin Dear all, I’m a secondary school Science teacher. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder five years ago but have struggled with my mental health for the past decade. I never told anyone at work about my issues apart from the HR lady who noted down my medication etc. I hadn’t […]

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MINDFUL LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION

A Guest Post by @Ed_Tmprince Leadership in general is a lonely position and leadership in education is no different.   Senior leadership is fraught with obstacles and, like never before, educational leadership is teetering on a tight rope trying to balance the needs of the children with the needs of the staff and then government throws in […]

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APRIL 2016 – #TEACHER5ADAY STRESS AWARENESS MONTH

A guest post by @MartynReah To follow in the footsteps of our American cousins http://stressawarenessmonth.com/ I’m suggesting that we make April #teacher5aday Stress Awareness month. This works well as it follows on from the original ideas of Mark Healey whose TLT14 presentation inspired #teacher5aday. https://audioboom.com/boos/2575736-teacher-well-being-stress As part of his presentation he attempted to define stress, discuss […]

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Innovative use of coaching to support teacher wellbeing.

A guest post by Charmaine Roche. Director Services2Education and Lifeflowbalance Coaching and Consulting at the Nottingham Coaching Centre. How many of your employees wear the face of a clown- appearing happy on the outside but racked by anxiety inside? The Department for Business and Skills published a report in October 2014 establishing significant link between “employees […]