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Slow Teaching by Jamie Thom

Ever feel like you’re rushing headlong through your working day? Constantly compromising? Marking into the early hours?  In his new book Jamie Thom  @teachgratitude1 argues that we can all achieve more by doing less. Drawing on popular psychology and the latest educational thinking, he sets out a manifesto for an altogether more considered approach to […]

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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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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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It’s time we talked… Mental Health

A guest post by @MissBartlettRQT  THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG ONE, SO MAKE YOURSELF COMFY… 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 “with 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’ve got various career-orientated goals, but what I want to talk about here are my wellbeing targets. This concept […]

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The Stress Threshold – Maintaining a balance

A guest post by @chizkent There is no doubt that teaching is a high-pressured profession; whether you are an NQT, experienced teacher, school leader or work in the school office.  Learning to recognise the level of pressure in ourselves, work colleagues, students and parents is invaluable if we are to maintain positive mental health and relationships. […]