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Half Term Gifs

Grade your #wellbeing for the last half term. Reply with an illustrative gif (optional). Pls RT for a greater sample and more funny gifs. ūüėā — Sam at Schoolwell (@samschoolstuff) February 10, 2018 I asked people to grade their wellbeing and respond with an illustrative gif. And they did. If you need support, remember that […]

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Stress and Resilience Training Giveaway with Teachminded

We have partnered with¬†Teachminded¬†to giveaway their acclaimed¬†‘Stress & Resilience’¬†online training course for ten staff worth ¬£99. Learn how to reduce stress and increase resilience in the comfort of your own home, at work or indeed anywhere with a decent internet connection. Visit their site and click the button to enter! View the terms and conditions […]

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Falling to Soaring

There is no question that Cover costs are on the rise. Teachers are leaving the profession¬†in droves. The average length of sickness is increasing year on year. Behind these facts is¬†the word stress. It’s is the most cited cause of career change. Stress is also the trigger¬†behind chronic illnesses that are becoming more frequent. School […]

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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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The Wellbeing Paradox

Through a series of events that I still don‚Äôt 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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It’s time we talked… Mental Health

A guest post by¬†@MissBartlettRQT¬† THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG ONE, SO MAKE YOURSELF COMFY‚Ķ 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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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 ‚Äúwith over twenty years of teaching and school leadership experience in some […]

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New School Year Resolutions

A guest post by¬†@BrynShenkin Many of us set new year resolutions in January, but those of us who work in schools have another opportunity to set goals: the start of a new school year. This year I‚Äôve got various career-orientated goals, but what I want to talk about here are my wellbeing targets. This concept […]

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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 […]