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Exclusive Interview with Jill Berry

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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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Stuff! Holding on and Letting go!

Reading Time: 5 minutes A guest post by  @KDWScience Yesterday my small upright freezer finally gave up the ghost. It’s been a loyal servant, first serving my parents well, then being gratefully handed down to my family when they upgraded to the super deluxe version of a chest freezer. The seal has gone, the door won’t close properly and […]

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100 Ideas for Primary Teachers – Mindfulness in the Classroom

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Review of 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers – Mindfulness in the Classroom by Tammie Prince, published by Bloomsbury Education. Mindfulness is a hot topic in education at the moment, and it is one that in people’s minds is often bound up with wellbeing. (I seriously considered using the tagline “Wellbeing: It’s not just mindfulness” […]

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It’s time we talked… Mental Health

Reading Time: 6 minutes A guest post by @MissBartlettRQT  THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG ONE, SO MAKE YOURSELF COMFY… This is such a taboo subject generally, but in the past few years its become more and more acceptable to talk about it. Mental health. Automatically, one goes straight to depression and, while this is a huge proportion of mental health issues, […]

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Saying Goodbye

Reading Time: 7 minutes   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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 […]