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6 Ways to promote staff well-being in your school using technology

 A guest post by @FaridGasim, founder of @Edarabia. School culture is constantly reviewed as part of the efforts to promote physical, mental, and holistic fitness of the staff and students. Schools continuously strive to improve student and staff wellness by developing an effective school culture to support this aim. The factors considered for wellbeing include culture, values, thinking, […]

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Why Schools Must Embrace Flexible Working

Flexible working in schools has been a hot topic this week, and rightly so. Recent analysis by the NFER recommended that “The Government and stakeholders in the secondary sector need to look urgently at identifying ways that accommodate more and better part-time working in secondary schools. Further research with secondary schools which successfully offer greater […]

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Wellbeing: different things for different people

  A guest post by  @maternityCPD. The MaternityTeacher PaternityTeacher Project, which inspires, empowers and connects teachers choosing to complete CPD whilst on parental leave, throws up immediate questions about teacher wellbeing. Both teaching and parenting any age of child – but especially newborns – can involve significant periods of stress and are associated with other […]

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The Wellbeing Paradox

Through a series of events that I still don’t fully understand, last weekend I found myself nearly 300 miles from home, in Rhyddngs Business and Enterprise School in Oswaldtwistle, standing in front of about a  dozen people who were kind enough to choose to come to my workshop on the Wellbeing Paradox. The what? If […]

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Mark. Plan. Teach. by Ross Morrison McGill

Who is Ross Morrison McGill? You might know him better as @TeacherToolkit, The Most Followed Teacher on Twitter/No 1 Education Blog in the UK/Top-50 #EdTech Brands Worldwide. In Real Life, he is an author (this is his third book for Bloomsbury) and a senior leader “with over twenty years of teaching and school leadership experience in some […]

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Workload: A Reality Check. The Definition of Reasonable and You Deserve a Life!

September 10, 2017 theprovokedpedagogue A guest post by @Provokedpedagog Reasonable definition There are some common responses I get when suggesting measures to reduce workload either in real life or in the twittersphere , it seems teachers are hell bent on sself-destructionvia unrealistic expectations of what is achievable in the constraints of finite time.  The following list […]

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Back to School Bingo

This is just a bit of fun. If you are worried about going back to school,  Education Support Partnership provide free support 24/7. https://www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk/  Download as a PDF  Share this

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Champion Classroom Assistants and Teachers

A guest post by Charles Christie of Education Tay School days are an enjoyable time for many students, although for others can be a restless and challenging part of their life.  For much of my time at school I spent it looking out of the window wondering what is the teacher talking about.  Yes, I did not understand […]

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Keep Your Teacher Wellbeing In Check

Primary recruitment consultant and former KS1 Primary Teacher Annie Davis of @AFlourishing , explains the necessary actions to be implemented to ensure school staff wellbeing remains a priority. Looking back on my time in the classroom, it’s clear to see that I actually prioritised my wellbeing, happiness and mental health as a teacher. Again being a teacher, […]

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What if your working hours really ARE killing you?

I couldn’t help but notice this piece in the Guardian this week.       “Now it seems that clocking up more than 55 hours a week means a 40% higher chance of developing an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF), when compared to those with a better work-life balance.” Turns out that AF, which […]