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A more altruistic advent?

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Got your advent calendar yet? What have you gone for? Dairy milk? Lego? Craft gin?  What about something a little more nourishing this Advent? It’s becoming increasingly popular to use this time of year for reflection and there are plenty of options for staff and students to have a more thoughtful advent this year. […]

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Placing Mindfulness at the Core of School Life at Aureus School, Oxfordshire

Reading Time: 4 minutes A case study by @JoMcShaneEdu from The Little Book of Flourishing Schools Julie Hunter, Deputy Headteacher: Culture and Wellbeing @MsHMFL  www.aureusschool.org ‘Happy children learn. A school which is truly flourishing will have wellbeing for all top of their agenda every day.’ Julie Hunter  Background to the school culture: Aureus School is a brand new, state of the […]

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Exclusive Interview with Stress Free Teacher – @stress_freeuk

Reading Time: 8 minutes   stressfreeteacher.com is a very popular and influential blog, promoting the wellbeing of teachers and offering advice and support. We are delighted to publish this interview with its author, The Stress Free Teacher. You are very frank on your blog about our own experiences with stress, why do you think so many teachers suffer from these kinds […]

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge

Reading Time: 2 minutes Developing Mindfulness One Day At a Time A Guest Post by @Ed_Tmprince The key to mindfulness is acceptance. Letting go of things we can’t control and not whining, whinging, moaning, complaining or dwelling on upsets in our lives. Choosing not to waste energy getting stressed and upset with the reality of life. Not allowing those things […]

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MINDFUL LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION

Reading Time: 5 minutes A Guest Post by @Ed_Tmprince Leadership in general is a lonely position and leadership in education is no different.   Senior leadership is fraught with obstacles and, like never before, educational leadership is teetering on a tight rope trying to balance the needs of the children with the needs of the staff and then government throws in […]