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How would you describe your glass?

A Guest Post by @redhappyshoes If I hold up a glass of water in front of you, you would expect me to ask whether the glass is half full or half empty. But what if I were to ask you a different question; “How much does the glass weigh?” I’m sure many of you have seen […]

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Teacher Workload – How does it stack up?

After my post last week on wellbeing, a number of people said the root of the problem is workload. I started teaching in 1994. Maybe it’s just nostalgia getting the better of me, but I remember working evenings and weekends. “It’s always been the same”, I thought to myself. “Teachers have always worked long hours.” So […]

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge

Developing Mindfulness One Day At a Time A Guest Post by @Ed_Tmprince The key to mindfulness is acceptance. Letting go of things we can’t control and not whining, whinging, moaning, complaining or dwelling on upsets in our lives. Choosing not to waste energy getting stressed and upset with the reality of life. Not allowing those things […]

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What Wellness Means to Me

A Guest Post by @yayforholidays My husband (Teacher, HOD) is currently having his ‘busy term’. We’ve been together for 12 years now, and I know the drill almost as well as he does. At this time of year especially, he is consumed by endless nights and weekends of marking, planning and reports. He is currently reading […]

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Exclusive Interview with James Hilton, Leading from the Edge.

Schoolwell caught up with James Hilton, Personal Development Speaker, Trainer & Author  of Leading from the Edge:  A School Leader s Guide to Recognising and Overcoming Stress. SW Hi James, thanks for speaking to us! Leading from the Edge was published in January. What has life been like for you since then? JH Things have been hectic albeit in […]

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Are you taking steps to avoid burnout?

A Guest Post by @Hannahmazz. In a sector devoted to giving to others, burnout is commonplace. The best way to manage it is to identify the symptoms and focus on tools and techniques that enable you to work sustainably. What burnout looks like I haven’t been a teacher, but I have worked in a supportive and […]

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Why All Staff In Schools Should Be Practising Mindfulness

A Guest Post by @sharonpage12hm Mindfulness is a very simple way of seeing things in the present and focussing on the moment. Through mindfulness, you achieve calm and mental wellness. Benefits of Mindfulness * Encourages a calmer outlook and a clearer mind * Improves mood and feelings * Improves breathing and relaxation * Improves Physical and […]

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Brilliant Buddy Boxes

We are curious souls at Schoolwell, and recently a lot of pictures of presents started to appear in our timeline. Intrigued, we investigated a little further and found that teachers are taking charge of their own wellbeing and spreading a little happiness through the #teacher5adaybuddybox scheme. Maybe you have already heard about #teacher5aday?  It is a […]

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The Wall

A Guest Post by @MrMStuchbery Back in January, I hit my wall. I think we all have a good idea of what the wall is. It’s the point where the issues you struggle with reach crisis point. You are unable to function in several significant ways – to work, to leave the house, to do […]