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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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Exclusive Interview with Clare Erasmus

Reading Time: 6 minutes We spoke to Clare Erasumus, founder of #familyMH5aday, TES contributor, and member of the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools advisory board, about mental health, wellbeing and sharing the TEDx stage with her children. Tell us a bit about how #familyMH5aday came about. I am a 5-day working mum and I often […]

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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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Live Well, Teach Well by Abigail Mann – Review

Reading Time: 2 minutes Live Well, Teach Well sets out its stall on the cover with the tagline “A practical approach to wellbeing that works”. In her introduction, Abbie describes the book as “a ‘pick-up-and-look’ resource for when you need it most.” This is not a book to be read cover to cover, nor does it draw heavily on research; […]

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‘Invest in the best! People are our priority and from this investment great things will happen.’

Reading Time: 5 minutes A case study by @JoMcShaneEdu from The Little Book of Flourishing Schools. Catherine Skinn, Principal, Kingfisher Primary, Doncaster https://www.astrea-kingfisher.org/ Contact: principal@astrea-kingfisher.org  In a time where teaching is more challenging than it has ever been with greater and greater expectations placed on teachers, a school MUST invest in teachers as professionals to enable them to be more than […]

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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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Why we Need to Get Serious about the Well-Being of School Leaders

Reading Time: 4 minutes A guest post by @Vivgrant. Throughout most of last year it seemed that the whole of the Education sector was on high alert. There were numerous reports about the impact of the teacher recruitment and retention crisis and the number of School Leaders set to the leave the profession; with media outlets suggesting that English Schools may […]

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3 Wellness Questions Answered by Georgia Holleran

Reading Time: < 1 minute     With the inaugural TeachWellFest bursting onto the eduwellbeing scene (yes, I did just make that word up) on the 30th of June, we asked founder Georgia Holleran (@TeachersMHaW) these three questions –  What’s your; Best wellbeing decision? Only ever work part time on other people’s projects and full time on my own. Top wellbeing strategy? […]

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Exclusive interview with Jamie Thom, author of Slow Teaching

Reading Time: 6 minutes We love talking to authors at Schoolwell, so we were thrilled to be able to ask Jamie Thom @teachgratitude1  a few questions about wellbeing in general and Slow Teaching in particular… How did your book come about? In February last year I came across Carl Honore’s excellent TED talk and bought his book ‘In Praise of […]