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Saying Goodbye

  A guest post by @dutaut. I never got to say it. It was three Christmases ago. I was cooking the family Christmas meal. I love cooking. I’d spent two days on the prep. It was going to be a gourmet affair for the whole family. As it turned out, I cocked up the starter, a […]

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5 ways not to improve teacher wellbeing

A guest post by @AHallEdu Teacher wellbeing is sweeping the education landscape with great cooking bake-offs, deep tissue massage sessions and staff sporting events. To be honest I see nothing against these as I don’t mind a massage and I will never pass over food. However, I do find issue that these examples are becoming seen […]

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The trouble with soup

A guest post from QuietHT If you are hoping for an upbeat post about soup, or maybe a funny tale of how I was making my own delicious butternut and something soup and forgot to put the lid on the blender, then step away from today’s blog.  Firstly, I am a full time working parent […]

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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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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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Mental health and teaching

A guest post from mummy teacher blog I want to make it clear that before I became a teacher I was thoroughly vetted and checked for any mental health issues that would affect my role. I insisted on this personally. I saw psychologists and doctors, opened up my medical records, filled in numerous questionnaires and […]

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The Chronicles of Wellbeing: The Prologue…

A guest post by @sunshoweradvise The school staffroom culture is a very different one.  Half the time I believe only those that work in education really truly understand the goings on between the walls of a school and how staff function daily.  It’s not the 9 ‘til 3 job, with weeks’ worth of holidays that most […]

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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, […]