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Breakdown, reach out, recover.

A guest post by @MrsHumanities   Last year, on return to work after the Easter break I had a breakdown. Anxiety hit as I walked into my classroom the morning after the Easter break. Anxiety that was so crippling I immediately left my classroom with no words to convey how I felt.     A member of […]

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Good Is The Enemy Of The Best

            A guest post by @htcoaching What’s The Opposite Of Good? Workload is a huge issue. There are lots of different strategies you can employ to help you get through your workload more effectively, more quickly and with less stress. Nothing is more effective, however, than not actually agreeing to work […]

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Work, Work, Work? What about your Wellbeing?

A review of the new book from @stress_freeuk Work, Work, Work? What about your Wellbeing? By Stress Free Teacher It seems that barely a week passes at the moment without another new statistic about teacher wellbeing. Whether it’s that 68% say that their job prevents them from giving adequate time to their partner (NASUWT) , or […]

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Edu chats on twitter – Where and When?

So, twitter chats, here’s the deal – You log on to twitter at a given time, follow the relevant hashtag and take part in a professional, structured chat about a specific subject. Or you can just lurk if you want to, who’s going to know? It’s also a great way to find interesting edutweeps to […]

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Finding a new kind of perfect

A guest post by Alex Bell of @EdSupportUK Perfectionism (see also meticulousness, conscientiousness, rigorousness) I remember seeing an early Jennifer Saunders sketch where she plays a hostess so determined to lay on the perfect dinner party that in the process of rushing between elaborate cooking in the kitchen and checking the layout of nibbles in the […]

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Time to take SENCO wellbeing to new level

A guest post from @Butterflycolour Dedicated to all those amazing SENCOs out there: Thank you for what you do – you are amazing!   This blog has been written to compliment a presentation at The London Academies Show 2017 on ‘Effective Strategies to Support SENCO Wellbeing’.  So, I want to start with four questions: If you […]

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Schoolwell Birthday #giveawaySW – Terms and Conditions

It’s our birthday, but we’re giving the presents! To celebrate, we have teamed up with Collaboroo and Teacherin to give away a #birthdaybundle and 3 #teachhappy kits. To enter, either- Retweet this tweet   or like this facebook post     Entries close on the 30th of April, the lucky winners will be drawn randomly from all […]

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Could you be out the door by half past 4?

Well could you? Join  @MrMcofficial86 in his bid to improve teachers’ work life balance!       Join in now at the Facebook event page!       #Outthedoorathalf4 Join in! Join in! Post pictures! #Outthedoorathalf4 Posted by Mr Mc – Early Years Teacher / Primary – #MakingMemories on Monday, April 3, 2017 Share this

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Ever been to a TeachMeet?

Last year, I enjoyed Teach Meet Torquay, and so I jumped at the opportunity to attend #TMDevon. TeachMeets are a fairly recent development in the CPD landscape. They take different forms, but have a few common features. Usually funded by sponsorship from educational companies, they are free to attend and feature a range of classroom […]

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Vamosbox – Brain Break Cards

Improving wellbeing, social skills, concentration, and learning. Vamosbox brain breaks Indiegogo Video from Mette Marie Feildorf on Vimeo. I have written before about the link between inclusion and wellbeing. This goes for both staff and students of course, if we feel included in the school and class community then our wellbeing increases and we enjoy […]