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Do Less DISCIPLINING Better

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post from @the9to5teacher.   Having recently had the annual ‘settling in’ parent meeting, I was slightly surprised with how many parents asked about ‘does my child disturb the class? / Are they well behaved? / Do they chat too much?’ as the meetings were rounding off. All of which I replied with, “Absolutely not; that […]

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Making the Most of Email

Reading Time: 5 minutes A guest post from Dr Rodger Caseby. Email is meant to ease communication but all too often it can become an insurmountable mountain as out inboxes fill up faster than we can empty them. A couple of years ago, I came across a method for dealing with email designed by Kevin Kruse (ww.kevinkruse.com). He had […]

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Perspective – what you see, depends on how you look

Reading Time: 5 minutes A guest post by  @AdrianBethune ‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so’, once wrote Shakespeare. He’d clearly never taught PE during his NQT year, to a bunch of Year 2s, during an observation, where two children had to be carted off with head injuries (true story). That was completely and […]

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Eight Legs, Seven Attempts and Five Lessons

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest post by @htcoaching.  You probably know the old story about Robert The Bruce, displaced King of Scotland, and how he gathered the courage to face the English in battle after suffering six straight losses. After being defeated so many times he was on the verge of giving up completely. With his few remaining troops, […]

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Mark. Plan. Teach. by Ross Morrison McGill

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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What if your working hours really ARE killing you?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

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One Oil Barrel At A Time

Reading Time: 3 minutes A guest post by @htcoaching. Sometimes a task is so large and daunting that you feel like you need a run up before you begin to tackle it. You pause before you start your run up and take a handful of deep breaths. Too often that pause lasts longer than it should. You take your time, […]

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Exclusive Interview with Matt Butcher of fit2teach

Reading Time: 5 minutes Meet Matt Butcher. He has just launched the first teacher wellbeing app, fit2teach. It’s fab, it’s free and in just a few seconds a day can help you to improve your wellbeing.  We were lucky enough to be able to ask Matt a few questions about it. This is what he said… 1 – What […]

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Top 5 wellbeing tips for the supply teacher

Reading Time: 3 minutes Working as a supply teacher is very rewarding, but there is no doubt that it can be a challenge at times. Look after yourself with these tips for better wellbeing. 1. Fretting won’t make the phone ring (or beep, or vibrate). Constantly checking it won’t do the trick either! While you are waiting for work […]