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If…(you can give staff a voice)

A Guest post by @chrisjacksonWIA If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, As a leader it can sometimes be difficult to convey your companies purpose to your staff. What is the over-arching message you are trying to get across? How do we get staff buy […]

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Are you an enthusiastic lurker?

How would you like to spend 2 hours sharing great ideas with colleagues while being in with a chance of winning goodies just for being there? I recently attended #TeachMeet Torquay, as an enthusiastic lurker of course. Hats off to the staff at hosts @TorquayAcademy, who had learned about an hour before that the big […]

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Excited About Change!

A Guest Post by @SteveHowseTV Regular change is key! Whether you’re leading a school or just starting out on your teaching career, you need to re-asses regularly and make changes to anything you’re not happy with. If you don’t embrace change how will you develop? Here are three key tips that will help you to embrace and […]

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#teacher5aday update – #notice

A guest post by @rondelle10_b As a reflection of the past several weeks, this #teacher5aday update will focus on the #notice aspect: Full blog details are here.    I first came across the ‘inner chimp’ concept by Professor Steve Peters. It is described as the impulsive part of your brain which can quickly jump to conclusions based […]

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8 Ideas for better Wellbeing

  A Guest Post by @PriTeachDotCom Whether we like it or not we are all defined by the way we feel. We may be able to put on a good front around colleagues, friends and family, but deep down the way we feel about ourselves impacts massively on everything in our lives. You cannot kid yourself! […]

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Conflict is an inevitable consequence of school. Fact.

A Guest Post by @LoveBeingMeUK With so many factors and variables in the mix from exams, marking, peer pressure, hormones, parents, Ofsted, promotions and performance related pay, conflict will always rear its head from time to time. But, do you ever find yourself experiencing the same kind of draining disagreements or bad feeling? Because if your […]

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Wellbeing begins with you

A Guest Post by @coachingconnect The other day I was on the Tube in the rush hour. It felt uncomfortable and strange. Just 6 hours earlier I had been walking my dog across the open expanse of Dartmoor listening to skylarks and breathing in the air. Now, after arriving in London, I was squashed amongst hundreds […]