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Eight Legs, Seven Attempts and Five Lessons

A guest post by @htcoaching.  You probably know the old story about Robert The Bruce, displaced King of Scotland, and how he gathered the courage to face the English in battle after suffering six straight losses. After being defeated so many times he was on the verge of giving up completely. With his few remaining troops, […]

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One Oil Barrel At A Time

A guest post by @htcoaching. Sometimes a task is so large and daunting that you feel like you need a run up before you begin to tackle it. You pause before you start your run up and take a handful of deep breaths. Too often that pause lasts longer than it should. You take your time, […]

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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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TOO MANY TABS OPEN?

A guest post by @Claire_Fuller Do you sometimes feel that you’re juggling far too many activities and that something needs to change? Or perhaps you feel stressed or anxious but can’t quite work out why? Are you spending too much time fire-fightingand not enough time working proactively? When we are trying to do too many things […]

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Make Meetings Quicker, Efficient And More Effective

A guest post from @htcoaching. Meetings can be essential and productive, while often being unnecessary and a waste of time. There are a few ways to ensure that they are the former as much of the time as possible. Firstly, recognise that the time allowed for them is not always appropriate. It’s usually too long. Meeting times tend […]

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Conflict is an inevitable consequence of school. Fact.

A Guest Post by @LoveBeingMeUK With so many factors and variables in the mix from exams, marking, peer pressure, hormones, parents, Ofsted, promotions and performance related pay, conflict will always rear its head from time to time. But, do you ever find yourself experiencing the same kind of draining disagreements or bad feeling? Because if your […]

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Wellbeing begins with you

A Guest Post by @coachingconnect The other day I was on the Tube in the rush hour. It felt uncomfortable and strange. Just 6 hours earlier I had been walking my dog across the open expanse of Dartmoor listening to skylarks and breathing in the air. Now, after arriving in London, I was squashed amongst hundreds […]

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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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Innovative use of coaching to support teacher wellbeing.

A guest post by Charmaine Roche. Director Services2Education and Lifeflowbalance Coaching and Consulting at the Nottingham Coaching Centre. How many of your employees wear the face of a clown- appearing happy on the outside but racked by anxiety inside? The Department for Business and Skills published a report in October 2014 establishing significant link between “employees […]