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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 […]

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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 […]