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What Depression Taught Me

A guest post from @ELTbyLina In December 2015, I was diagnosed with emotional burnout / mild depression. My existence was almost unbearable (no matter how trivial it may sound). I was crying 24/7; I felt miserable and hated myself for being weak and pathetic. Life was extremely painful. Everything was painful. Waking up, blinking, breathing. I […]

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Live Well, Teach Well by Abigail Mann – Review

Live Well, Teach Well sets out its stall on the cover with the tagline “A practical approach to wellbeing that works”. In her introduction, Abbie describes the book as “a ‘pick-up-and-look’ resource for when you need it most.” This is not a book to be read cover to cover, nor does it draw heavily on research; […]

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Exclusive Interview with Jill Berry

We recently grabbed the chance to chat with the inspirational Jill Berry about wellbeing, communication and social media! 1 – How do you look after your own wellbeing?   I know it’s challenging, but I’ve always been good at putting things into compartments and carving out time for myself, even when I was a head (which […]

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Teaching Assistants Under Pressure

A guest post by @Ravalier  I’m of the firm opinion that the role played by Teacher Assistants (TAs) in this country is integral to the learning and positive outcomes for children and young people. In fact my 6 year old daughter’s class TA provides her the individual support and confidence she needs. However, TAs are under-represented […]

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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 […]