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Promoting wellbeing through building conversations!

A guest post from @Edu_Wellbeing Why talk about wellbeing? Wellbeing is something that is relevant to everyone. Everyone has emotions that can make or break. When working in the Children and Young People Workforce, professionals have to be mindful of their own wellbeing, their colleagues and that of the people they are supporting – the children. […]

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Don’t bury your head in the sand… (or what the military can teach us about mental health).

 A guest post by @MrGPrimary    Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you feel threatened, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which rouse the body for emergency action. Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, […]

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How to mark in lesson time

A guest post by @teacherworkload One of my resolutions for last year was to permanently have a green pen (we mark in green) in my hand during my lessons (or pen dipping as our English team call it). This means I can go around students and get them to correct spellings, punctuation and capital letters right […]

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Launching #familyMH5aday campaign

A guest post by @cerasmusteach Unless you tackle all 4 aspects simultaneously there will always be a ‘weak link’ which will prevent you from fully embedding your program. Many schools have created a MHWB advice list of what the parents should or should not be letting the CHILDREN do All very relevant. But what about the […]

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Ever wished someone would take all your marking away?

  Ever wished someone would take all your marking away? Looks like it has occurred to George that it might just be possible. I’ve spent a lot of time talking and thinking about this since it popped up on peopleperhour.com yesterday and it seems to me there are three things that could be going on. Option […]

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Back to School Blog Brilliance

I’ve read 3 outstandingly good back to school blogs this week. “Recognise that work does not define you.” This one from @yoyogasoul came via @TeacherToolkit and is written by an ex teacher with real insight into the causes of burnout. Excellent advice. “Avoid toxic politics” @thosethatcan is writing a book on teacher recruitment and retention and she passes on some wisdom […]

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5 tips to help you conquer early mornings

A guest post by @TheDozyOwl Everyone knows the feeling. First day back to work after the holidays. Peeling your eyes open, falling out of bed and stumbling into the shower. Well it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 5 tips to help you conquer early mornings! Follow your sleep cycle Your sleep cycle is […]

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#giveawaySW Terms and Conditions

We are giving away two copies of the fantastic #teacher5aday journal and handbook in our back to school giveaway. There are two routes of entry. RT our tweet here. Your twitter name will be automatically added to a list we have created using IFTTT and a winner will be chosen at random. Sign up for our email […]