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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 […]

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Student and Teacher well being: the virtuous circle.

A guest post by @jo3grace This week it was reported that 74% of teachers are seriously considering leaving the profession. I also listened with a heavy heart to a debate between two opponents in the argument over primary school SATs: as the pro SATS commentator insisted that students must be assessed “So that we know what […]

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How can school-based support boost teachers’ wellbeing?

A Guest Post by @karensalter78 In my work as an Educational Consultant, I regularly meet effective teachers struggling to manage the high workload and constant pressures of the current educational system. This is reflected in low levels of teacher wellbeing and morale regularly documented in the educational media. However, I visit schools where teachers’ wellbeing […]

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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 […]