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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 […]

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Top 5 wellbeing tips for the supply teacher

Working as a supply teacher is very rewarding, but there is no doubt that it can be a challenge at times. Look after yourself with these tips for better wellbeing. 1. Fretting won’t make the phone ring (or beep, or vibrate). Constantly checking it won’t do the trick either! While you are waiting for work […]

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Supply On Demand?

It’s no secret that schools are spending a large portion of their staffing budget on supply staff, or that recruitment agencies are taking a substantial proportion of that spend in fees. Seeing an opportunity, a number of apps have entered the education recruitment market. Their aim is to cut out the agencies and decrease costs […]

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Look around your staffroom

  Look around your staffroom. I expect you know who is juggling childcare with work, who has just returned from sick leave, who is rushing off after school to check in on their mum. But do you know who is on the brink of a relationship break up, who has recently lost a close friend, […]